Senior Agronomist

Permanent contract
Salary: Not specified
Occasional remote

Soil Capital
Soil Capital

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Job description

Are you keen to contribute your talents to a fast-growing start-up and help farmers store CO2 by making the transition to regenerative agriculture?

Are you an agronomist with at least 10 years’ experience in the agricultural sector? We are looking for a motivated individual who shares our enthusiasm for regenerative and low-carbon agriculture.

Soil Capital is a mission-driven company with expertise in regenerative agriculture and the low-carbon transition of agricultural systems. Active internationally, Soil Capital’s ambition is to support farmers in the transition of one million hectares to more profitable and regenerative agriculture by 2025.

We have developed Europe’s first carbon remuneration scheme for farmers, called Soil Capital Carbon. This enables farmers to measure and certify their carbon footprint each year, while at the same time valuing the reduction in their carbon emissions and/or the increase in soil carbon storage on the carbon markets. Agricultural and food companies are using Soil Capital Carbon as a transition tool, to engage their farmers in a low-carbon approach and build new value opportunities through the development of certified low-carbon agricultural value chains.

Soil Capital Carbon is supported by mySoilCapital, an online platform for farmers and partners that collects, processes and delivers data so farmers can put low-carbon regenerative agriculture into practice.

In this context, you will help us to increase the agronomic and economic potential of farms to achieve healthy food, living soil, clean air and abundant biodiversity. You will be the point of contact with many farmers, helping them to improve their farming practices with a personalized report for their farm using our decision support platform. Additionally, you will act as a mentor to our team of motivated junior and medior agronomists, providing guidance and sharing your extensive knowledge to help them develop their skills.

Position overview :

Position : Senior Agronomist

Type of contract : full time

Start date : September (or earlier)

Location : Paris

Roles & responsibilities

In this role, the successful candidate will work in pairs in the West and South of France to lead and advise a community of farmers in their transition. Additionally, he or she will provide agronomic expertise and mentorship to the team without taking on management responsibilities.

More specifically, the agronomist will have the following responsibilities:

  • Providing advice on how to improve practices based on the results of the mySoilCapital diagnosis, by submitting a personalized report and discussing with the farmer the potential levers that can be put in place.

  • Strengthening relationships with existing customers by becoming the preferred contact for farmers from the moment they order a mySoilCapital diagnosis through to delivery and beyond.

  • Online promotion of our community of farmers

  • Regular organisation of field events in collaboration with our partners and sales team

  • Support for our data encoding team in carrying out mySoilCapital diagnostics

  • Participating in the development of the mySoilCapital tool by gathering feedback from farmers and sharing it internally.

  • Acting as a mentor to help junior and medior agronomists grow and succeed, providing guidance and sharing your extensive knowledge.

Preferred experience

Skills, qualifications and attitude

  • An excellent understanding of the French agricultural sector (especially the Western and Southern regions) and a willingness to learn more about it.

  • Proven ability to model complex systems, with an eye for detail.

  • Positive personality, with the ability to interact easily with others (friendliness in interactions).

  • Critical, problem-solving, results-oriented, perfectionist.

  • Excellent communication skills in French (mother tongue) and English (fluent).

  • Highly motivated and curious about the environmental and social impact of Soil Capital’s core mission.

  • Leadership abilities and a passion for mentoring and developing team members.

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