We are looking for an Agronomist Partner. 

EN/IO is an environmental high-tech company focused on tackling the crucial problems threatening the sustainability of the surrounding ecosystem.

We are offering an integrated deep-tech product and related services providing crop protection management that results in decreased pesticide usage.

With the initial funding supplied by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), we have designed a smart crop protection device (Hi-Maye) that covers the plant with a shield made of ozone, the same molecule our planet uses to protect the nature from extrusive effects.

Our mission is to disrupt the Agricultural & Food Technologies market with a sustainable substitute for synthetic pesticides and enable smart farming practices across the globe.

We are looking for an Agronomy Expert to join our team as VP of Product Development. Below are the responsibilities, requirements, and perks associated with this position. If you want to join us to design, validate and sell a high-tech product to deliver healthy food for future generations, please click "Apply Now" and send us your CV & Cover Letter if you feel you meet the expectations below. 

/ Responsibilities

  • Lead the agricultural practices on-site, creating and executing the necessary infrastructure to fully validate Hi-Maye as a sustainable crop protection product

  • Conduct all the related fieldwork including duties like seedling selection, farming, growing, yield evaluation.

  • Oversee the technical perspective of tomato greenhouse cultivation process while working cross-functionally with Product, Design, Data Science, and Platform Engineering

  • Be the first contact person while reaching out to farmers.

  • Act as a chief scientific officer to build a plant disease forecasting system for the greenhouses, ensuring team members' clear expectations of such practices.

  • Stay current on the sustainable crop protection mechanisms and disease prediction landscape, technological trends, best practices, and competitor strategies to serve as the subject matter expert on growth

  • Oversee all reporting and analytics related to validation of Hi-Maye and future environmental products, involving the consistent monitoring of environmental data

  • Create and execute the company’s product strategy, at the core of which lies in delivering environmental solutions with appropriate automation levels.

  • Serve as a thought leader in the company and set out best practices and performance standards for all.

/ Requirements

  • BA/BS Degree in an agricultural field of study with a high focus on plant protection, Masters is preferred

  • 10+ years industrial/academic experience in plant protection/ crop science/  experimental agriculture 

  • Ability to engage and presume a productive conversation in English, reading skills enough to deeply comprehend corresponding literature. 

  • Pre-acquired expertise in tomato greenhouse cultivation techniques: from seedling to fruit.

  • Deep involvement as a maker or farmer in smart farming practices, application history with ozone is a huge plus. 

  • 3+ years in a leadership and management role, at either an Executive or Director level

  • Extensive experience with performance reporting and communications, 

  • Expert-level understanding of the current disease prediction and crop protection landscape, digital farming applications. 

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to transfer information to even a farmer. 

  • Strong professional network within the crop protection that can foster new growth opportunities and team building

  • A desire to do both daily execution/optimization and strategic planning, as needed

  • Ability to project plan and effectively manage multiple concurrent projects

  • Location: Izmir

/ Perks

  • Competitive compensation

  • Equity option

  • Ability to snatch a perk in a multi-million dollar start-up

  • Monthly team outings

  • Exciting location