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Job req id:  7927

Calgary, AB, CA, T2J 7E8

At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.


Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With approximately 23,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers.


We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.


Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.


Reporting to the Director of Agronomy, this position is responsible for providing an expert relationship between agronomic technical support staff and the Nutrien sales organization, other Nutrien team members, university contacts, and regional government/nonprofit entities across a dedicated territory. Early career or newly graduated candidates (<5-10 years of experience and degree type) students will be hired on initially as an agronomist and placed into a defined training program to become a Senior Agronomist after a trial period and satisfactory progression.  Mid to late career candidates (>10 years of experience) will be hired on as a Senior Agronomist.  


What you will do:

  • Possess a solid foundation in soil science and agronomic principles governing fertilizer use and nutrient management for the commodity and forage crops, specialty annual crops, and permanent crops important to the territory.
  • Provide expert knowledge of crop and soil requirements to help recognize the opportunity to bring in select products from the Nutrien fertilizer portfolio and support the 4R stewardship program and other Nutrien sustainability initiatives.
  • Keep careful records, across a variety of media platforms (e.g., photos, spreadsheets, presentation software, etc.) to document the impact of best nutrient management practices on yield, profitability, and other sustainable outcomes.
  • Stay up to date on current soil fertility and agronomic research and key issues by attending and speaking at regional meetings.
  • Serve as an expert media representative across regional print, public speaking with presentations, video, and podcast resources.
  • Serve as an expert resource to forge goodwill between universities, state and crop associations, NGOs, and government offices on important regional matters.


What you will bring:

  • MS minimum; PhD preferred
  • Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management or closely related field
  • Agronomic consulting experience in the area of fertilizer and nutrient management required MS, 5-10 yrs experience is needed.  If candidate is a PhD or PostDoc, 2-5 yrs experience in university, extension, ag retail, crop organization, and government)
  • Certified Crop Advisor and/or Certified Professional Agronomist, Other Agronomy Certifications or ability to obtain licenses
  • Experience in customer relations, experience with spreadsheets, presentation software, and word processing software, experience with data analytics and statistics 
  • Excellent public speaking, data presentation, and writing ability to serve as the public facing technical resource for the territory
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs., perform field work, and travel via vehicle and airplane
  • Ability to travel throughout territory on a regular basis; speak at regional events; and attend important territory conferences, government meetings, and tradeshows as necessary (40-60%)


Are you a good match? Apply today!

The estimated salary that Indeed, Glassdoor and LinkedIn suggested does not represent Nutrien's compensation structure.  

Nutrien is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

This job will remain posted until filled.  While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


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At Nutrien, we never stop growing, because our world never does. Our size can help us weather a storm, but with that ability comes a great responsibility—to our growers and customers, our employees and shareholders, our communities, and the planet. 

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