Senior Expert – Agricultural Technology is responsible to source, screen and bring appropriate technologies into practices in order to improve waxy cassava productivity as well as those with regular vendors in Thailand. S/he will represent the company in academic forum, develop connections and maintain strong relationship with relevant academics, authorities as well as consultant and key advanced farmers, and ensure key technologies are captured, defined and being adopted effectively. S/he will prioritize key technologies or best practices to adopt, and will instruct and supervise agronomists on field trials needed to do internally.
S/he will be responsible on education section in Mobile App and will work with agronomists and service providers to develop appropriate training materials including content, poster, infographic image and video. S/he will support agronomists on recommendation of practical solutions to farmers and resolve difficult cases that are beyond ability of individual agronomists. Apart from that, she will actively participate in development plan on waxy cassava program.
S/he must be willing to update and learn new technologies and have ability to acquire and understand in depth of several fields of agriculture disciplines. S/he must possess communication and interpersonal skills that are required and work proactively and collaboratively with academics, authorities as well as agronomists in the team. Most importantly s/he must have ability to visualize and effectively manage the adoption at scale that yield positive impact to Ingredion’s waxy cassava program, sustainability as well as regular farmer vendors.
Agribusiness & Strategic Alliances Director
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Ingredion is a leading global ingredients solutions provider. With customers in more than 100 countries, the Company serves over 60 diverse market sectors in food, beverage, brewing, pharmaceutical, biomaterials and other industries.
Our innovative ingredient solutions are a part of everyday products and emerging, on-trend consumer goods. Our starches, sweeteners, texturants and nutrituionals are used by our customers to provide everything from sweetness, taste and texture to immune system support, fat replacement and adhesive strength.
Headquartered in Westchester, Ilinois, Ingredion has manufacturing, R&D and sales offices in more than 40 countries and employs more than 11,000 people worldwide.