International assignment: Agronomical Project and Innovation Manager - ETHIOPIA

  • Ethiopia
  • Ethiopia
  • Debre birhan

Fixed-term contract

24 months - 36 months

Main tasks

For this new International assignment as Agronomical Project and Innovation Manager you are based in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia. In collaboration with Boortmalt Group and its expert consultants you will communicate, promote and implement the Scope 3 initiatives.

STRIVE: persistently contribute to the supply chain development under the challenges of the emerging supply chain environment, with resilience and perseverance.
CARE: take care of own safety and security and those around you, and contribute to the business success, and the improvements which impact the farming community according to our sustainability commitments.
INSPIRE: through continuous improvement and change management, promote Boortmalt's brand as best in class value chain manager in the local market.
EXPLORE: innovate and explore new technologies and modalities, targeting performance improvement of the malting barley cultivation, and our raw material margins.

In this role, you will be the responsible person for:

Apply the safety rules, and propose enhancement.
Evaluate agro-technological practices and the quality of the production, gap analysis between the technical manual and training materials, and the actual field practices.
Propose, implement and evaluate technological pilots, partnering with the Barley Expert, targeting yield and quality improvement, especially for the small-grain issue.
Partner with the Barley Expert in the variety selection and development.
Identify potential new area / geography for malting barley growing, especially in Ahmara region. Re-evaluate the current testing and growing zones from the agri-potential perspective.
Conduct a regular field visit to the farmers field in each specific area. - Evaluate current barley seed distribution and malting barley collection modalities, and conduct competitive analysis and benchmarking in those matters, in collaboration with the zonal sourcing teams.
Partnering with the Supply Chain Manager, evaluate the feasibility and develop new upstream logistics management, direct collection and transportation solutions.
Review the process and performance of the pre-harvest yield assessments, in collaboration with the field agronomist teams.

Master we are looking for ?

Degree in Agronomy, plant science or other related field.
Minimum 3 years of proven experience in field work as agronomist, agricultural extension works etc. Specifically with an experience in advanced agricultural regions like Europe etc.
Fluently English spoken and written
Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
The assignment is for 2-3 years

Masters of Malt's treasure

We offer an attractive salary and benefits package and as part of a global organization can offer career opportunities internationally. As Masters of Malt we want to be a great employer, focusing on flexibility, inclusion, collaboration and health and wellbeing. We live our values, putting people at the heart of what we do.

“Strive” - our ambition is to be the best maltster that's why every day we commit to challenge ourselves to achieve the highest level.

“Care” - our strength is magnificent when we care for our earth, our colleagues and our business partners. We encourage trust, respect and treat each other with respect. We believe that Diversity makes us stronger.

“Inspire” - We adopt a long-term orientation delivering sustainable performance through innovation and digitization, becoming praised Masters of Malt.

“Explore” – thinking out of the box and embracing pioneer ideas to become a source of motivation, we like challenging the status quo to develop full potential.

The company


BOORTMALT is the world leader malting company with 3 million tonnes production capacity.
The group is present on 5 continents with 27 malting plants. Boortmalt's expertise is widely acknowledged by brewers and distillers who rely on the supply of top quality barley malt.
The Boortmalt Group is a fully owned subsidiary of the agricultural and agribusiness cooperative Axereal. Our relationship with Axereal, Europe's largest grain cooperative, ensures us access to high quality barley year round.

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