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Experienced crop trials specialist to manage a small team and communicate trials results with a wide range of farmers, agronomists and interested parties across the Southern counties of England.

Southern Regional Trials Manager now sought to work from a southern base in Hampshire, to lead an innovative programme of crop trials and regional arable research. The crop research focusses on significant current issues in relation to crop production, arable science, variety selection, crop evaluation and agronomy.

The appointed individual will be responsible for managing a team of trials staff and for the delivery of the crop research needs of the southern region, working closely with farmers, growers, agronomists and stakeholders. The focus of the role will to deliver high quality crop trials; and to generate meaningful data from those field trials and research in a timely and professional way - working with trials sites across the southern counties from Devon across to Kent. There will also be involvement in open days, events and technical briefings. Strong communication skills and the ability to act as an ambassador for the organisation will also be essential. A strong practical knowledge of agriculture, farming and commercial crop production are vital.

Candidate requirements: -

Experienced RD agronomist, Crop Trials Officer, or Crop Trials Manager.

A degree or HND in plant science, agriculture or related subject

At least 2-3 years crop trials experience especially in combinable crops with a sound knowledge of arable crop production.

Able to manage a small team.

Good communication and presentation skills.

Able to talk to and understand farmers and agronomists and interact at different technical levels.

Able to work autonomously, self-starter, highly motivated.

Full driving licence

Salary - Competitive rewards package includes competitive salary plus a company car, pension, private health insurance, etc.

Location - Hampshire

Please call Margaret Wilkinson for a confidential discussion about this opportunity on 07875 197231 or email your CV to

Thank you.

Please note that this advertisement is not a job description and you should satisfy yourself about the full details at interview.

Please be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence. Absolutely none of your details will be passed to a third party without your prior permission.

De Lacy Executive, established in 2000, is the recruitment specialist in the Agri-Business and Land-based Business Sectors. Experienced practical and allied trade agriculturalists who have developed a recruitment practice based on high ethical standards. Approved member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which oversees recruitment practice. Registered and complies with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

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  • Ref: M569
  • Type: R D Manager, Technical Manager, Technical Support
  • Salary: Competitive rewards package
  • Location: SOUTH,