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Future Crops has a great opportunity for an experienced AGRONOMIST

We have a great opportunity for an experienced AGRONOMIST in our agronomy team who wants to bring our Vertical Farm to the next level. The role we offer is full-time.

Future Crops is one of the biggest European Vertical Farms located in The Netherlands, in the Westland area (The Hague region). We are inspired by nature and enhanced by technology. We grow different crops and sell them to big retailers across Europe. Future Crops is in the scale-up phase and we look for a talent who can help build a green future.

What we are looking for

We are searching for an Agronomist who will be responsible for managing trials to test new growing protocols and technologies in collaboration with an international agronomy team. You will initiate, coordinate, and execute trials related to new products, product improvements and new technologies. Challenging new ideas will be part of your everyday job description. In close collaboration with other teams, you will manage the day-to-day production, checking the plants and the different systems. Quality of our products is key – for us, for our customers and obviously for the consumers, and this is something you will be responsible for. You report to the Head of Agronomy.

Your job

  • Managing the daily operations.
  • Studying plants and soil in order to develop better planting, cultivation, and harvesting techniques with the goal to improve crop yield and develop new products.
  • Assisting with the crop evaluation and the development of planting and irrigation schedules.
  • Keeping detailed records and databases.
  • Conducting trials and small-scale observations and experimental pilots, collecting and analysing.
  • Generating reports and presenting findings.
  • Handling advanced vertical farm equipment, HVAC, artificial lighting (LED’s) & fertigation systems. Programming irrigation/climate controllers.


What we offer

We are a scale-up with meaningful products. But more than that, we provide a supportive environment where you can do the best work of your life, where creativity and personal initiative are cherished, where our product quality standards are nothing short of excellent and where you have a direct, leading role in developing our production processes.

Attn. If you read this job on a another jobboard than WinWinWerkt.nl, please go to WinWinWerkt.nl to read the full description and to apply.

Requirements

  • BSc or MSc degree in agronomy, plant science, crop science or related fields.
  • 2-4 years’ experience in the agricultural sector.
  • Strong research, decision making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Awareness of industry trends, technology, and developments.
  • Motivated & Energetic. Practical experience in growing vegetables or edible fresh herbs and spices is a plus.
  • Team worker, diligent and with attention to detail. Highly self-motivated, willingness to work different hours.
  • Ideally, have a background knowledge both practical /theoretical in; soil and substrates, nursery production, vertical farming, artificial lighting (LED’s) and irrigation systems.
  • Experience working in an international R&D environment is a plus.
  • Excellent knowledge (oral and written) of the English language. Dutch language is a plus.
  • Resident of the european community is required (EU nationality).
  • We prefer that you are already living in the Netherlands. Relocation to The Haque area is necessary.

About the employer

We are Future Crops, an international scale-up in Vertical Farming. We work together on our success with an international team of committed people. You can read about our vision and what we do on our website, about us.. And for an even better impression, watch the video below. This is a recording of the TV program The world of tomorrow. You will then get a glimpse into the impressive process of Vertical Farming.

How to apply?

If you are excited about this opportunity and you see a good fit with what we look for, we look forward to your application.

We hired WinWinWerkt to assist us with the recruitment process. You can apply on the website of WinWinWerkt by filling in the application form. You can upload your CV and motivation letter in English. Both your CV (explaining your experience in general) and your cover letter (explaining your experience regarding this vacancy and the qualifications) are quite important. We also like to read in your cover letter what makes this position an interesting next step in your career.

Contactperson is Michal van Dantzig van WinWinWerkt. If you have any questions before applying, please send an email to michal.van.dantzig@winwinwerkt.nl or send an whatsapp #31 6 117 22 938. Michal will contact you.

WinWinWerkt does the pre-selection for our client. We always respond but it can take a while. Usually we manage to handle applications within a month.

Categorie

Food - Agri

Locatie

Poeldijk - The Hague area

Regio

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Publicatie datum

23.03.2021

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WIMD00366
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