SureYield Manager - Catalyst Performance Agronomy

  • Wholesale Seeds Ltd
  • Ashburton, New Zealand
  • Dec 20, 2021
Full time Farm Services

Job Description

SureYield Manager

  • Build and maintain relationships with farmers
  • Competitive pay with a range of benefits
  • Work within a supportive and respected team environment

Job Summary

Due to company growth, we’re looking for a dedicated, self-motivated agronomist, who has a great reputation and is ready for a new challenge, to join our team in this SureYield Manager’s position.

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.

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

The Role

SureYield is a fresh spin on the traditional agronomy service model and is a first for New Zealand agriculture. SureYield is a fixed price crop management system, the crop is grown and managed by our SureYield agronomists, allowing both our clients and us to focus on what we do best!

The SureYield model is becoming increasingly popular, therefore we have a newly created role for an experienced agronomist to join our South Canterbury team and manage the SureYield operations for the business.

Working closely 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 SureYield model is unique in the sense that as a service provider we are rewarded or penalised by the yield results that the customer achieves, we are incentivised to achieve the best outcome for the customer. We assume overarching management of all parties, contractors, and subcontractors, managing the input and execution for all. The SureYield model is a departure from the traditional service delivery model that is quickly gaining momentum and proven results.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will be driven with strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills. A developed and innovative leader, you will be experienced and excel in high pressure situations and conflict resolution, with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. You will be well respected in the community and have a high level of technical knowledge.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Tertiary qualified with at least 3 years’ experience in an agronomy-related role
  • Experienced in leading and supporting staff members
  • Confident in building and maintaining long-term relationships with our clients and working in the field to exceed their expectations
  • Capable of driving revenue growth and customer retention
  • Able to seek out and convert new business opportunities
  • Naturally organised, able to work unsupervised and ability to manage their time accordingly
  • Computer literate with excellent communication skills

What’s in it for you?

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 vehicle, 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 SureYield crop management service.