Barley Agronomist

Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

Fargo, ND

JOB DETAILS
HEADQUARTERS
Fargo, ND, US
LOCATION
Fargo, ND
POSTED
30+ days ago
Barley Agronomist-21007855
Job Function:Procurement
Primary Location:United States-North Dakota-Fargo-Midwest Region
Schedule:Full-time
Job Type:Permanent
Posting Date:Sep 27, 2021
Job Description

PURPOSE OF ROLE

  • Secure ABI’s barley supply (quality and quantity) in the short and long term, focusing on reduction of risk due to climate, environment, markets and complicated crops
  • Reduce total cost of operations for ABI and our farmers
How:
  • Be the trusted advisor and regional specialist, promoting barley development by supporting farmers across technical and commercial operations to achieve greater profitability and environmental sustainability
  • Serve as the central point of contact for any and all collaborates with farmers. As vital, collaborate with internal subject matter authorities to ensure appropriate responses and communications.
2.accountabilities

The key accountabilities for this role include but are not restricted to:

  • Represent ABI in all interactions with farmers and the local farming community
  • Understand the region from an agronomic, economic and environmental perspective and provide insights back to zone and global teams to be used in the development of the commercial policy, as well as advise the company’s sustainability and SmartAg strategies.
Technical
  • Advise farmers on crop management and share standard methodologies as the local “barley specialist” to drive productivity, efficiency and quality
  • Collaborate with Research and Zone/Global Procurement Teams and other Agronomists to develop and execute farmer programs and projects that drive economic, social and environmental shared value.
  • Collaborate with Research to develop the crop protocols specific to the barley growing region and varieties grown in that region
  • Collect farm-level data and provide insights and recommendations back to the farmer based on SmartBarley data and insights
  • Participate in the development of the SmartBarley digital platform, implement digital tools with farmers and provide feedback to Global Procurement and Solutions teams to drive future development
Commercial
  • Influence farmers to grow barley under the commercial policy set by GPO – variety, volume and quality aligned with business needs – and execute the contracts (gathering needed documentation and signatures)
  • The agronomist WILL NOT negotiate prices with farmers or distributors/cooperatives
  • Prioritize and ensure barley delivery in coordination with Supply/Verticals
  • Identify and develop new barley production areas and new farmers in order to meet volume and quality needs as aligned with commercial needs
  • Develop the variety strategy for the region in coordination with the Zone Agro Director and Zone Research to ensure adequate seeds inventory to cover the needed volume
3. scope of role

The Agronomist promotes barley production in their respective region and is responsible for the relationship between AB InBev and the farmer, supporting the farmer in the technical and commercial aspects of barley production. From a technical perspective, the Agronomist is responsible for working with Research to provide recommendations and best practices to farmers and implementing farmer-facing programs. From a commercial perspective, the Agronomist is responsible for providing feedback to Procurement to develop the commercial policy, convincing farmers to grow barley based on the commercial policy, getting contracts signed and ensuring barley delivery. The Agronomist should not and will not be involved in any price negotiations.

To ensure the long-term security of these supply chains , the Agronomist aids in the development of farmer programs that address farmer profitability and environmental sustainability and is responsible for program execution and farmer adoption.

4. key contacts
  • Zone Ag Development Director and Agro teams
  • Zone Research Manager and Research teams
  • Zone Procurement Sustainability teams
  • Zone Malt Verticals teams
  • Global Procurement SmartBarley team
  • Global Solutions Delivery and ABI Analytics
Job Qualifications
6. Qualifications and Technical competencies required
  • Education & Language Skills
  • University Degree or higher (agronomy degree preferred)
  • Fluent in local language and proficient in English

Critical skills needed for success in this position:

  • Excellent communication skills: written, verbal and presentation
  • Appropriate mix of technical (agronomic), sales and management skills
  • Self-starter who can take ownership and work independently
  • Curious and strong willingness to learn
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Integrity and open
  •  Ability to work well with teams and partners
  • PC skills (MS PowerPoint, Excel & Office)
  • Judgment: Able to differentiate between conflicting priorities and issues to identify underlying causes
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multiple tasks and assess priorities optimally
  • Driver’s license
  • Consistently exhibits what we value in all interactions with associates and customers

As the leading global brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev is committed to finding innovative ways to continually improve. It's this kind of thinking that creates a unique work environment by rewarding talent, celebrating diversity and encouraging forward thinking. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

ABOUT ANHEUSER-BUSCH

For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has been woven into the cultural fabric of the United States, carrying on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate 23 breweries, 20 distributorships and 22 agricultural and packaging facilities, and have more than 18,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry. 

From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home.

We are a company that believes our people are our greatest asset. We believe in the spirit of ownership because our employees take results personally and want to build something great together. We value talented employees who aren’t afraid to be bold, resourceful, and committed. At Anheuser-Busch, it’s not about what you studied or where you worked, it’s about what you can do. If you see yourself working for a company that allows you to excel at the pace of your talent, then a career at Anheuser-Busch may be for you.

As America’s leading brewer, Anheuser-Busch is committed to finding innovative ways to continually improve. It's this kind of thinking that creates a unique work environment by rewarding talent, celebrating diversity and encouraging forward thinking. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

For more information, visit www.anheuserbusch.com or follow Anheuser-Busch on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  

As the leading global brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev is committed to finding innovative ways to continually improve. It's this kind of thinking that creates a unique work environment by rewarding talent, celebrating diversity and encouraging forward thinking. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

About the Company

Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.