Career Opportunities 2019-04-17T14:00:18+00:00

Career Opportunities

At Bionema we are developing natural agents for the control of crop. We utilise naturally occurring beneficial microorganisms to address the increasing demand for chemical-free crop protection products. We are currently seeking talented, innovative, enthusiastic individuals to join the Bionema to help us advance the biopesticide products and formulation.

Current vacancies are listed below.

Jobs

Current Vacancies

Technical Sales Manager (Turf Amenity, Horticultural & Forestry, UK)

LOCATION:                       UK base

INDUSTRY:                        Turf Amenity/ Horticulture / Forestry /

SALARY:                             Negotiable, plus commission; fully expensed company car, full home office and equipment, 28                                            days holiday + an additional benefits package!

START DATE:                   Immediate

JOB PUBLISHED:            7 April 2019

OVERVIEW:

This exciting role will focus on selling our wide range of beneficial nematode or biopesticide products to, turf amenity, horticulture and forestry sectors.

Interaction with existing distributors will form part of the role as well as hosting and establishing in field efficacy demonstration trials and seminars. This involves closely working with the research and technical team at the Head Office. The successful candidate will be highly motivated to work individually, with excellent communication skills including the use of sales force. Previous experience of selling of biologicals/pesticides/plant protection products and understanding of how agronomists, distributors and farmers work would be an advantage as part of IPM. BASIS will also be required, and training in the use of biological products will be provided.

THE COMPANY:

A key player in the development of biological products for turf amenity, Horticulture and forestry use.

 THE CANDIDATE:

  • Ideally the candidate would have experience dealing with b2b, large cooperative, marketing companies, established distributors.
  • Must have sold horticultural, forestry, turf and amenity products.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with all organisational levels.
  • Proven sales success.
  • Build and establish market in UK/EU and other countries.
  • Manage existing distributors and clients and grow Bionema’s market share in the “area”.
  • Manage local distribution reps in line with Bionema’s overall strategy and direction.
  • Implement campaigns in association with the Customer Marketing.
  • Achieve agreed sales targets for the defined sales area by influencing all parts of the value chain.
  • Feedback market intelligence and value chain information to relevant members of the Bionema team via Salesforce.
  • Maintain good communication and networking across a multi-functional business.
  • Actively contribute to the regional sales team and, where appropriate, campaign teams.
  • Have a full technical knowledge and commercial perspective of Bionema and key competitors’ products.
  • Operate within all legal and voluntary frameworks.
  • Fully participate in interim and annual reviews in accordance with Bionema HR policy.

 QUALIFICATIONS

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND CAPABILITIES

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture/Agriculture/Biology or equivalent degree.
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in sales/ technical sales for agrochemicals or plant protection products.
  • BASIS qualified (or willing to qualify).
  • Familiar with UK market environment.
  • Techno-commercial understanding of UK crop protection and agriculture.
  • Technical profile of Bionema and key competitor products.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Communicating with all levels within a business.
  • Knowledge of business drivers within arable agriculture.

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience of establishing and maintaining successful business relationships.
  • Experience of working in horticulture, forestry, Turf and amenity and understanding of crops and pest and diseases.
  • Experience of working in and contributing to successful team working.
  • Proven record of communicating across a wide target audience.
  • Successful account management or business relationship.

TECHNICAL, PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL CAPABILITIES:

  • Building and maintaining relationships.
  • Team Working.
  • Selling
  • Negotiation
  • Budgeting
  • Time Management.
  • Presentation Skills.
  • Rational persuasion & ability to influence.
  • Critical information seeking.
  • Concern for standards & professionalism.
  • Self-starter.
  • Adaptability in periods of change.
  • Ability to absorb new information and utilise knowledge for business advantage.

 

THE PACKAGE:

Starting salary negotiable, company car, full benefits package and definite opportunities for long-term career progression.

Please email your CV and covering letter to info@bionema.com explaining why you are interested and suitable for this job role.

Industry: Biopesticides, biocontrol, Agrochemicals

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Research ScientistEntomopathogenic Nematodes – Application Closed

Applications are invited for the Research Scientist-Entomopathogenic nematodes to support R&D division of Bionema Limited based in Swansea University, UK. The Research Scientist will support the delivery of multiple projects including develop, optimize and validate entomopathogenic nematode-based new biopesticide formulations and their testing under field condition against major horticultural pests.

Finance Administration Assistant – Application Closed

Bionema Limited is looking for an experienced Finance and Administrative Assistant for a 12-month fixed term contract. The candidate will report to the Finance Manager working alongside the finance team. Candidates with relevant experience are encouraged to apply.

Research Assistant/Research Scientist x3 Entomology/ Microbiology/ Biological control – Application Closed

Bionema Limited is an established leading independent research organisation, dedicated to the product development, testing and commercialisation of bioinsecticides. We utilise naturally occurring beneficial organisms to address the increasing demand for chemical-free crop protection products.

Research Scientist (Biological control) (Ref:BDP327) – Application Closed

Bionema Limited is looking for an experience Research Scientist-Biological Control to work on the development of biocontrol agents for the control of agricultural, horticultural and forest insect pests. The successful candidate will play an active role in the life of the Bionema R&D and biopesticide commercialisation programme.

Research Scientist (Biological control) (Ref:BBH247) – Application Closed

Bionema Limited is looking for an experience Research Scientist (Biological Control) to work on the development of biocontrol agents for the control of agricultural, horticultural and forest insect pests. The successful candidate will play an active role in the life of the Bionema R&D and commercialisation programme.

Research Assistant /Research Scientist x 3 – Entomology/Microbiology/Biological control (Ref:BNL/SM/051) – Application Closed

Bionema are looking for a Research Assistant/Research Scientist to work on the development of biocontrol agents for the control of agricultural, horticultural and forest insect pests. The successful candidate is supposed to play an active role in the life of the Bionema Limited R&D and commercialisation Team.

Internships

Bionema offers internship programs in the development of biocontrol agent for the control of pest and diseases in agriculture, horticulture and forestry. Internship are part of the Knowledge Transfer programme which aims at widening access to graduates and postgraduate to work with industry.

We provide opportunity to potential candidate who are interested in enterprising and have strong analytical and leadership skills. An internship can present the chance to return to Bionema after graduation for master students or as a business analyst for bachelor students.

To find out more about internships, please telephone us on 01792 606916 or email to info@bionema.com

PhD opportunities

Interested candidate should contact Syeda Meraj on m.a.syeda@bionema.com for PhD opportunities. We recruit PhD candidates to undertake specific biocontrol research projects, and you may also propose your own project provided it is positioned within the core research areas.

To find out more about PhD opportunities, please telephone us on 01792 606916 or email to info@bionema.com