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Title:  Agronomy Manager - Development Program

Job ID:  22525
Country:  Bangladesh
City:  Dhaka
Professional area:  Agronomy
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Agronomy Manager  – Development Program

Are you looking for a personalized career path that has the potential to take you on a journey of discovery? Looking for a challenge and the opportunity learn new skills whilst being pushed out of your comfort zone? Would you like to work in an environment where collaboration and agility are key, but supported by a belief that work and fun are better together? Then you are at the right place – come and join us!

We offer you the opportunity to take part in an orientation program that is aimed at increasing our talent base in order to support the expansion and evolution of our manufacturing footprint.

During the program you will rotate across several leaf processing locations around the world, offering you the opportunity to learn and understand our leaf business in a short timeframe.

Who we are:

JTI is a leading international tobacco company with operations in more than 120 countries. We’re the global owner of world-renowned brands such as Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, and Camel (outside the US). Our global brands also include Mevius, LD and Natural American Spirit, and we manufacture the internationally recognized Logic e-cigarette brand and Ploom Tech, a major brand in the heated tobacco category.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we employ over 45’000 people across the globe. We were recently awarded Global Top Employer for the fifth consecutive year with regional Top Employer Certification in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, Africa and the Middle East. This is recognition of our outstanding talent strategy, energizing culture and commitment to learning and development. Our Geneva HQ is Equal Salary Certified.

We are a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies. For more information visit

What do we offer?

  • Your first assignment will take you to Bangladesh where you will spend around 12 months. Bangladesh is our most recent acquisition in JTI and therefore brings a wealth of exciting projects and opportunities for learning.
  • Afterwards, you would follow a personalized orientation process which will take you around the world. For example, you could be spending some time in Trier (Germany) where you learn about the JTI leaf grading.
  • Inspirational leadership – learn from our best leaders
  • Exciting projects – which will allow you to bring in your knowledge, share your views and learn from our experienced supply chain leaders
  • International career path – if you join us, keep your bags packed as your next assignment is waiting for you

We would like to emphasize that Bangladesh is considered a hardship location. While we provide additional support to our employees and their families who are assigned to a hardship location, you must feel comfortable being assigned to such a location.

What will you actually do?

You will be part of the Leaf team in Bangladesh and will have an opportunity to be exposed to a variety of tasks and projects. The main focus of your assignment is to understand how JTI operates and understand our Leaf business, in detail you will:

  • Understand the newly acquired Leaf operations in Bangladesh
  • Learn how we execute growing and extension programs
  • Get involved in the planning, contracting and planting phase of our crops
  • Work with local farmers and provide supply to them. You will work closely with the local farmers throughout the crop cycle.
  • Understand the financial side of our crops
  • Learn about crop estimation and quality of crop
  • Understand the JTI Leaf grading
  • Understand the leaf processing process


What are we looking for?

  • You have gained 5-10 years of experience in the agronomy sector
  • You have gained managerial experience in running agricultural programs in subtropical/tropical environments, preferably experienced in tobacco production.
  • You have experience in managing large work forces.
  • You have a tertiary education in Agriculture/Horticulture (Diploma, Degree or equivalent)
  • You have a driver’s license

You as a person:

  • You are a strategic thinker with analytical capabilities. You are at ease when managing and analyzing big data and are comfortable using it as a basis for strategic and tactical decision making. 
  • You have an open mind, thanks to which you can easily adapt to new environments, cultures or ways of working and you feel at ease in times of change.
  • You have excellent communication skills, feel at ease when communicating with / presenting to stakeholders at different levels. You can easily establish and maintain good relationships at all levels.
  • You are a team player who has a strong focus on the development of his/her team members, as well as of the people you interact with frequently.
  • You are fluent in English. You are at ease using the Windows platform and have experience with data base management.
  • You are keen on working abroad and nothing would hold you back in moving around the globe with JTI.

Do you recognize yourself? Then apply before May 11th, 2019.

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