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Academy & IPM/Pollination Specialist

Biobest produces and commercializes beneficial insects and mites for organic and integrated crop protection as well as bumblebees for biological pollination. Biobest is also active in the IPM-market with scouting and monitoring systems, pheromones and bio-pesticides.

Providing the ‘Best in class’ and reliable technical support, is the foundation towards our current and future success. In 2020 the Biobest Academy was created to further develop our Technical Support Services to our growers, distributors and more than 1.700 colleagues worldwide.

Biobest is looking for an Academy & IPM/Pollination Specialist.

Job description:

Academy role (50%)

As a content manager for the academy, you use your technical expertise to develop courses to support our colleagues and customers globally. In this role you:

  • Manage the e-learning content on our Learning Management System (LMS) of the Biobest Academy.
  • Like to create engaging and dynamic courses in line with the objectives set by the Academy team you are part of.
  • Employ creative ways to deliver educational and reference material working with other departments
  • Take care of Media management and creation (photos, videos, infographics etc.)
  • Help with the Internal and external communication to publicise the Academy.
  • Collect and use feedback from learners to refine the courses
  • Play an important role in developing game changing Technical Support Services & Biobest Academy courses.

IPS role (50%):

In this IPS role, you will support with your technical expertise our subsidiaries and distributors in their local market and to our customers in the greenhouse market. You will work via a matrix structure in close collaboration with our sales/area managers in order to realize the long-term business plan. Responsible for your designated area you:

  • Give the best in class and reliable technical support to our customers (local subsidiary or distributor) to realise the sales of existing/new products in existing/new markets.
  • Create or update technical strategies for your markets for each crop or group of crops in close collaboration with the Local tech reps.
  • Proactively address and communicate market opportunities in line with the strategical decisions.
  • Are continuously aware of the competitor landscape and trends/activities
  • Build and maintain an extensive external network within the appointed area to maintain ‘best in class’.
  • Act as a good communicator within the team as well as local tech-commercial people and internal departments of R&D and Marketing.
  • Act as specialist in greenhouse vegetables and berries


Job requirements – Competences

Are you the passionate, creative horticultural specialist with strong commitment? And do you have the drive for educating others by advising, supporting and developing new customer solutions?

  • BSc. or MSc. in Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Agriculture with relevant working experience within the professional horticultural industry.
  • Have good knowledge of crop protection and integrated crop management programs in the greenhouse and/or soft fruit industry.
  • English language skills at the same level as a native speaker is important.
  • Able to or willing to learn to use Articulate Rise and create SCORM content
  • Empathic personality with excellent communication skills and being able to convince, challenge and motivate target groups in order to make improvements and to become a trustworthy professional partner.
  • You are a self-starter: proactive and self-propelling.
  • An initiator, well organised with impeccable time management
  • You have a high level of IT literacy and you are an analytical and critical thinker
  • You demonstrate a drive to work result in team as well as individually.
  • Ability and willingness to travel frequently starting mainly within Europe.
  • You will be based in UK, Benelux or Germany. Preferably based at Head Office in Westerlo - Belgium or willing to travel frequently to head office.

Offer

After an extensive introduction programme Biobest offers you a dynamic and challenging international business environment. You will be a part of an enthusiastic and passionate team, baring responsibility for your own results, keeping a high degree of independence.
The position is rewarded with an attractive remuneration package containing a target based variable income and excellent fringe benefits.

Are you interested?
You can respond by sending an application letter in English to: jobs@biobestgroup.com

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