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Category: Field Agronomist
Location: Hawke's Bay

Rural Directions

Field Agronomist - Hawke's Bay


South Pacific Seeds (NZ) Limited (SPSNZ) has been producing quality hybrid  vegetable seed for almost  thirty years, forging strong relationships with many of the world’s leading vegetable seed companies. With  their home facilities situated in the heart of the South Island’s Canterbury Plains and increasing production  activities in the North Island, SPSNZ is ideally positioned to take full advantage of New Zealand’s world renowned climate and growing conditions for quality vegetable seed production.  

SPSNZ’s exclusive services include field work, seed cleaning, quality control, shipping, and research and  development, so there is always room for career development opportunities.  

For more information on South Pacific Seeds please follow this link


Reporting to the Hawke’s Bay Field Production Manager/ Agronomist, the position of Field Agronomist is to  oversee and be responsible for crop management within the Hawke’s Bay district. The appointee will  maintain and develop successful   relationships between SPSNZ growers and customers, whilst ensuring  vegetable seed production is achieved to the highest quality and yield.


The successful applicant will be an experienced Agronomist, with a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience, and will bring the following:  

  • A strong understanding of plant health, seed production & harvesting, plus handling techniques. • Experience in the seed industry is essential, whilst a degree in Agricultural or Applied Sciences is  preferred.
  • Great relationship management and communication skills to successfully develop and maintain  excellent working relationships between SPSNZ, growers and customers.
  • Good record keeping skills and computer literacy.
  • Excellent team player, alongside the ability to work autonomously.
  • Self-motivated, organised and can work flexible hours dependant on seasonal tasks. • Current full class 1 drivers licence, and ideally you would have experience having operated field  machinery, but training will be provided.


This is your chance to be a vital part of a developing Hawke’s Bay team and be directly involved in their  business expansion. Included in the attractive    remuneration package is a vehicle, phone, tablet and other  staff benefits.
Don’t miss the opportunity to join a team with a great culture that encourages ongoing success and career  development.

For more information or to apply please visit or give the Rural Directions team a call  on 06 871 0450 for a confidential chat (Ref# 891771).

Applications close Sunday 22nd May 2022

Due to border restrictions, we may only be able to consider candidates currently residing in New Zealand  with full work eligibility, or NZ citizens/residents returning home in 2022.

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Date Posted: 2022-05-06


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