Senior Agronomist

  • Wholesale Seeds Ltd
  • Southland, New Zealand
  • Oct 13, 2021
Full time Farm Services

Job Description

The Company

Catalyst Performance Agronomy are a team of progressive, independent agronomists helping New Zealand’s pastoral sector achieve extraordinary outcomes by supplying performance-proven seeds, agrichemicals, and fertiliser, delivering an industry-leading agronomic service that helps farmers make the most from their land. 

Every day, we work closely with farmers and farm managers to grow crops that deliver great commercial results. We’re side by side with them in the field delivering tailored agronomy advice on the correct seed variety, planting methods, fertilisers, and chemical controls. This is backed up by regular on-farm support and end-to-end crop monitoring and management.

We help our customers find a balance between compliance and economic viability, to ensure the sustainability of agribusiness in New Zealand. Although we make recommendations in the field based on proven science, innovation is part of our DNA and our nimble mindset constantly sees us investing in new R&D as well as ways of collaborating with and upskilling the next generation of agronomists.

Our head office & support team are based in Ashburton, Catalyst Performance Agronomy also has regional branches in North Otago, Central Otago & Southland.


The Role

We’re looking for a dedicated, self-motivated Senior Agronomist with a great reputation within the farming community who is looking for a new challenge. In light of recent company growth we are expanding our team and looking for a hardworking, dedicated and self-motivated individual to work closely with our Southland customer base, providing them with expert advice. An equally significant part of this role will be providing direction and motivation to junior staff across the business.

Working with farmers from handshake to harvest, you will be ensuring their success from start to finish. As you’re most likely aware, no two paddocks are the same, and we take pride in being able to offer a full service when it comes to getting that all-important yield at the end of the day.


The person we’re looking for

The perfect candidate will love a challenge, be well respected within the community, have the ability to motivate others, and have an high level of technical knowledge. We are looking for someone who is:

  • Tertiary qualified with at least 3 years’ experience as a Senior Agronomist
  • Confident building and maintaining long-term relationships with our clients, working in the field to exceed their expectations
  • Experienced in working to, and delivering on budgets
  • Comfortable managing and supporting junior staff members
  • Able to seek out and convert new business opportunities
  • Naturally organised, able to work unsupervised and manage their time accordingly
  • Computer literate with excellent communication skills
  • Experience in AgWorld would be beneficial but not necessary

You will be reporting to our Southern Regional Manager, this role is based from our Gore branch but the majority of your time will be spent on the ground with our Southland clients, working towards the common goal of successful crops and pastures. 


What’s in it for me?

In return for your hard work and commitment you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package, based on qualifications and experience. This includes a company ute, laptop, mobile phone, life insurance and a great team environment.


To Apply

If this sounds like the role for you, apply today following the link on this page or to Gemma Muldrew, HR Manager, on 027 567 1012 or

Head to to find out more about our Catalyst Performance Agronomy approach.