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Hazelnut Company Agronomist Northern Italy

Job Location: ​Caprarola​

Caprarola (VT) - Italy

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About the Role:

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and experienced agronomist for a position as Agribusiness Deployment Specialist in our Hazelnut Company Italy. The position, reporting to the Iocal Agribusiness Deployment Manager, will serves as a field responsible for technical support and promotion in the northern Italy area, supporting all the external stakeholders with the new planted and/or existing hectares of hazelnut orchards.

Main Tasks:

Your key responsibilities in this role will be the following:

Outgrowing Project
•    Promote the outgrowing project in Northern region, to expand and promote hazelnut cultivation;
•    Organize and manage congress, fairs, events focused on project promotion in accordance with farmer unions/aggregators and with involvements of PR/Communication department for external relationship;
•    Assist and provide technical knowledge to the investors/farmers/aggregators/cooperatives that are implementing the outgrowing project;
•    Provide the agronomical assistance from the plantation to the full growth and production of the plants;
•    Manage local relationship with Institutional stakeholders that could be local government, research institute, public organization, farmer unions, etc.;
•    Develop weekly/monthly working plans and reports;

Responsible Sourcing
•    Manage and implement the strategy decided for responsible sourcing project;
•    Project and manage all works concerning audits and field visit to stakeholders of existing hazelnut value chain;
•    Is accountable to guarantee the full traceability of the products within the assigned Regions

Production Forecasting
•    Manage, implement and provide accountable information/data analytics of the production forecast; 

Quality Improvement
•    Implement, in according to manager guidelines, projects with the aim of quality improvement within historical hazelnut region; 

Who we are looking for:

•    Degree in Agronomy or agriculture related field;
•    Be knowledgeable about current agronomic practices and government agricultural programs, traceability and sustainability practices, hazelnut quality specifications;
•    Field and commercial experience needed;
•    3+ years of agronomy experience preferred;
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills in Italian and English;
•    Must be able to work on target/deadline assigned.

Working conditions
•    Most of time spent in the field/local;
•    Flexible working hours;
•    Available for relocation and travel (Viterbo – Northern Italy frequent travel).

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.

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Agricultural Business
Caprarola (VT) - North Italy
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