Position Id
Eastern Canada- Ontario based ON
Number of Openings
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
(VF) Vegetable/Fruit
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Profit Sharing

Health Coverage
Yes, Canadian plan
Date Posted

Field Development & Technical Service Rep

Location: remote, home-based office in SW Ontario


Grasslands Recruitment Specialists is recruiting a full-time, remote-based Field Development & Technical Service Representative for Eastern Canada. This position will be based in Ontario and will work for a leading global crop protection company’s Canadian business focusing on the horticulture market. While this position is home-office based, you will need to be able to travel throughout Eastern Canada- Ontario through to the Maritimes. Do you have a background in horticultural field crops, product development, research protocols and technical services? Are you interested in working for the Canadian subsidiary of a global crop protection segment leader that is customer focused, science based and value oriented? If so, please read on!

This Field Development & Technical Service Representative position earns a competitive salary of $115,000+, comprehensive benefits, matching RSP, vehicle and more. If this sounds like the right agricultural product development and tech support opportunity for you, apply today!


At GRS, we have been connecting Canadian agriculture since 1996. Our focus is to find the best candidate for our client employers and the perfect opportunity for career seekers. With over 85 years of combined experience in the industry, we provide specialized recruiting services for our clients. Our team is strategically placed throughout the Canadian labor market- understanding the needs of national and international agribusiness employers. As a search firm, we have dedicated our resources to being an integral part of the continued growth and diversity of the Canadian agricultural economy.


A passion for agriculture, the science and business of it, runs through their company's veins. They are inherently grower focused and in tune with the market. Keeping their boots muddy and understanding our customers' needs is at the core of all that they do. Their growth has stemmed from staying true to authentic relationships, from farmers to customers to their partners. They are not interested in being the biggest, but they leverage their stability and flexibility to focus on building a stronger portfolio that penetrates deeper into their markets because they can deliver certain essentials their growers need. They strive to understand the challenges of individual markets, then use their tenacity and connections to find quick, efficient solutions for their customers. Their employees are proud to be a part of this family-owned company, working together towards a common goal and having fun along the way. They believe they have a bigger purpose- to serve agriculture and to feed the world.


Reporting to the Canadian Research and Development Manager, the Field Development Representative (FDR) candidate has a dual role covering field science and technical support responsibilities, focusing on horticultural applications. The FDR will conduct and/or coordinate field research with company horticulture segment products and provide technical support to sales representatives, customers, and key centers of Influence (COI’s) across Eastern Canada. This role will also support marketing and regulatory activities for horticultural product development.

You will serve as a liaison between sales, marketing, and regulatory to identify product development opportunities for the company’s portfolio of horticultural products. You will design protocols, plan, implement and evaluate replicated trials with miticides, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and biologicals, including conducting trials personally and/or managing installation and execution of field trials with contract research organizations. This includes budgeting and resource planning. This role is multi disciplinary covering all aspects of pest management related to entomology, plant pathology and weed science. As the technical resource for the assigned region, you will develop training material, participate in training sessions, and assist sales with presenting product technical features at customer meetings. Further, you will interact with key influencers (researchers, consultants, growers, and distribution technical staff) to demonstrate and provide technical expertise on product performance and new opportunities.


This full-time, remote position travels frequently throughout Eastern Canada, and is influenced by the seasonality of the growing season across the region.


As an ideal candidate for this position, you will be experienced in planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating field trials for plant protection compounds using standard field research techniques. You have advanced education- a Masters degree in agronomy, weed science, plant pathology, plant science or soil science is strongly preferred- and a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in evaluation of crop protection products in Eastern Canadian fruit, vegetable and row crops. You have strong inter-personal skills and are equally skilled at communicating with fellow researchers, the sales and marketing team, and customers. The role will require a very strong technical and practical understanding of pest management practices under broad range of horticulture crops including fruit and vegetable production along with row crop production practices. You are passionate about the science of agriculture and are driven by a desire to help customers solve serious production issues using your company’s full product portfolio. You must have a thorough understanding of the Canadian crop protection industry. This position demands strong verbal, written, and presentation communication skills with experience in translating detailed scientific information into practical decision-ready information for non-technical clients. You are a self-starter able to take initiative and conduct yourself in a professional manner with little direct supervision. Our client is looking for a strong team player that thrives in the role of being the lead technical expert supporting customer needs in the Eastern Canadian region.


We understand your time is valuable, so we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this agricultural Field Development & Technical Service Representative position, please click on 'APPLY' and follow the self-serve application process or email your resume to mike@grasslandsgroup.com Questions may be addressed in confidence to Mike Bachner at 1.866.519.2793. Individuals who hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Canadian Residency need only apply. As per Grasslands Group of Companies Privacy Policy, your personal information will be kept in complete confidence.

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