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CONCENTRIC IS ALWAYS SEEKING TALENTED, INNOVATIVE, ENTHUSIASTIC INDIVIDUALS TO HELP US ADVANCE THE AGRICULTURAL BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS INDUSTRY.

CURRENT POSITIONS WITH CONCENTRIC:

CONCENTRIC POSITIONS

Administrative Associate / Receptionist - Centennial, Colorado

We are seeking an organized, reliable and energetic Administrative Associate/Receptionist to join our team. The qualified person will be the first contact with our organization and will greet and interact with local and remote team members, Board of Directors, Advisory Board members and the public. Providing general administrative support to the President/CEO as well as contributing to the team by performing related tasks as needed will be an additional component. This is a minimum 30-hour per week opportunity with some flexibility in daily schedule. Benefits eligible.

QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate must be able to work independently at the front desk and maintain a clean reception area. Exceptional telephone skills, customer service skills and excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills are required. The candidate must have a high school diploma and at least two years of related experience. An associate’s degree is preferred.

COMPENSATION

The salary range is commensurate with experience and competitive industry standards.

AREA SALES MANAGER, QUEBEC

We are seeking an organized, energetic and results-driven Area Sales Manager, Quebec to join our sales team.  The qualified person will be responsible for all agricultural sales activities, from lead generation through after-the-sale / account support in an assigned territory to achieve revenue targets, customer satisfaction and long-term account goals of expanding the customer base in the Quebec territory.

Concentric is an early-stage, revenue generating company in the plant health biologicals segment with aggressive growth goals for Canada, the U.S. and beyond. As part of this growing team, your past experiences with more established agriculture companies will contribute to the maturing of our business. It is important that you bring a strong commitment to building a business in the territory and being accountable for the results.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy, Life Sciences, Horticulture, Agriculture or related field and a minimum of 5 years in a related field with business-to-business sales experience. Responsible for negotiating and managing distribution agreements and conflict resolution. Familiarity with high value fruit, vegetable and berry crops is required along with a good knowledge of local territory growers. Agronomy experience specific to supporting growers transitioning from conventional to organic farming with an emphasis on bio-rational products and farming methods is an added plus. Must bring strong industry relationships at the grower and retail level, as well as at other crop input companies. This position requires up to 50% travel.

COMPENSATION

The salary range is commensurate with experience and competitive industry standards.

DIRECTOR, MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY AND PROCESS DEVELOPMENT - Centennial, Colorado or Montreal

The Director, Microbial Physiology will lead the overall scientific, technical and operational efforts of the Microbial Physiology Group in order to support fermentation optimization, characterization and testing of Concentric’s microbial technologies and products. This hands-on individual will have significant experience in optimizing and quantifying microbial fermentation processes and will also have experience in managing a small team of scientists. The candidate will lead the team as part of the larger Research and Development group as he/she identifies workflow to promote continuous improvement principles.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an M.S. or Ph.D. in Microbial Physiology, Chemical Engineering or a related field with established experience (12+ years at the M.S. level or 6+ years at the Ph.D. level) preferably in the bioagricultural industry. The candidate must have excellent knowledge of microbial fermentation, process development and recovery. A solid record and interest in people management with at least 4 years of experience in managing a team of scientists is required. Must be a committed team player, detail-oriented project manager and clear communicator.

COMPENSATION

The salary range is commensurate with experience and competitive industry standards.

Product Manager - Centennial, Colorado

We are seeking a driven, passionate and inquisitive problem solver to join our team. The product manager leads the organization’s efforts to bring new products to market that bring valuable solutions to customers, while driving our revenue growth, market position and profitability. This person will manage the product lifecycle from inception through commercial introduction to in-market evolution, responsible for: Gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, developing the new product vision, managing the new product road map in conjunction with R&D, Manufacturing, Regulatory, Sales and Marketing, and ultimately ensuring that new products support the overall strategic goals of the organization. The successful candidate will be one who thrives in a fast-growing entrepreneurial environment and enjoys cross-functional collaboration.

QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate must have 3+ years of product management experience, preferably within the agriculture or biotech sector. Experience with product marketing and demonstrated involvement with successful product launches are required. The position requires a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related field. Must be able to travel 25% of the time, depending on the season, to Canada and across the U.S.

COMPENSATION

The salary range is commensurate with experience and competitive industry standards.

Scientist, Field Trials - Centennial, Colorado

The Scientist, Field Trials will be responsible for setting up and executing company research trials, compiling all data, and statistically analyzing such data for trends and insights for product development and best/proper product use. This position will also help manage third-party independent research trials as needed to help ensure successful execution and data analysis of all research trials with our biological accelerators for soil, seed and plants.

QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate must have either a Master of Science in Agronomy or related degree with 5 years’ experience in agriculture or a related industry, or a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy or related degree with 10 years’ experience in agriculture or a related industry. Needs to have broad knowledge and experience conducting crop research, experimental design and statistical analysis, data collection, information management systems, data interpretation, database design and manipulation and report writing/summary presentations. Must possess a practical knowledge of crop production and farming practices, with demonstrated experience in soil fertility, plant pathology, entomology, plant physiology, soil microbiology, biochemistry or biotechnology a plus. Computer literacy with skills in the Microsoft Office Suite as well as statistical software such as SAS, ASReml, or knowledge of R preferred. The ideal candidate will have a strong sense of urgency, integrity and entrepreneurial spirit, as well as excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Must be able to travel 25% of the time, depending on the season, to Canada and across the U.S.

COMPENSATION

The salary range is commensurate with experience and competitive industry standards.

Scientist, Process Development - Emeryville, California & Centennial, Colorado

The Scientist, Process Development will support fermentation optimization, characterization and testing of the Company’s microbial technologies and products. This hands-on candidate will have experience in optimizing and quantifying microbial fermentation processes and in industrial biotechnology. The initial location will be at a Collaborator’s location (Emeryville, California) to serve as the on-site Concentric lead enabling seamless transfer of knowledge between the Collaborator and Concentric followed by relocation to company headquarters in Centennial, Colorado.

QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Microbial Physiology, Chemical Engineering or related field. Experience in an industrial setting is preferred. Substantial experience in the area of microbial fermentation, process development and recovery is a must. The ideal candidate will have experience in project management or in overseeing collaborations with industry partners, as well as experience effectively managing multiple projects with attention to detail and communicating project progress, deviations and results to stakeholders in a clear and timely fashion.

COMPENSATION

The salary range is commensurate with experience and competitive industry standards.

Scientist, Statistician - Centennial, Colorado

The Scientist, Statistician will be responsible for compiling, statistically analyzing and managing all data for the company. The data includes, though is not limited to, field trial data, QA/QC batch production data, bioinformatics data, analytical chemistry and all the –omics (genomic, transcriptomic, metabolomic and proteomic) data. This position will also help determine strategic direction for use of funds with research dollars and data management/database infrastructure.

QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate must have either a Master of Science in Statistics or related degree with 5 years’ experience in agriculture or a related industry. A doctorate with 2+ years’ experience is preferred. This position needs to have broad knowledge and experience conducting numerous statistical analyses, including, but not limited to, apriori power analyses, basic lsmeans and linear regression, ANOVA, PCA, correlation matrices, nonlinear regression, and bi-plots. Must have a working knowledge of experimental design and data collection, information management systems, data interpretation, database design and manipulation, and report writing / summary presentations. Must possess at least a limited and practical knowledge of ag production or manufacturing, with demonstrated experience in agronomy, crop production, soil fertility, plant pathology, entomology, plant physiology, soil microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, fermentation, or microbial ecology a plus. Computer literacy with skills in the Microsoft Office Suite as well as statistical software such as SAS, ASReml, or knowledge of R preferred. The ideal candidate will have a strong sense of urgency, integrity and entrepreneurial spirit, as well as excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Must be able to travel 20% of the time to Montreal, Quebec, as needed to help fellow researchers and production staff with data management and/or analysis needs.

COMPENSATION

The salary range is commensurate with experience and competitive industry standards.

SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST, PLANT-MICROBE INTERACTION - Montreal

The successful Senior Research Scientist, Plant-Microbe Interaction is a highly-motivated, experienced scientist who will perform research on interactions between microorganisms and their plant host, particularly with relevance to agriculture. This individual will also help determine the overall strategic direction for in-house and external research programs.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires a Ph.D. in Plant-Microbe Biology, Microbial Ecology, Microbiology, Plant Pathology or closely related field. The candidate must have industrial experience (4+ years) in a bio-agricultural company and significant experience working with microorganisms in the lab and in planta or in soil. Knowledge and skills in plant immunity, microbial pathogenesis, beneficial microbes, plant-microbe interaction and phytobiome-related study are required. Bioinformatics and microbial community statistical analysis experience are highly desirable.

COMPENSATION

The salary range is commensurate with experience and competitive industry standards.

SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST, PLANT PHYSIOLOGY - Montreal

The successful Senior Research Scientist, Plant Physiology will develop and apply in vivo assays (growth chamber, greenhouse, small scale field) to screen and monitor the efficacy of Concentric’s co-fermented microbial products. This position will also help determine the overall strategic direction for in-house and external plant research programs.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires a Ph.D. in plant science, with areas of expertise including plant physiology, biochemistry, plant pathology, or genetics. Knowledge of plant-microbe interactions is highly desired. The candidate must have industrial experience (4+ years) in a bio-agricultural company and proven experience in growing diverse crops in controlled environments or greenhouse settings. This person will be working in a multi-disciplinary team.

COMPENSATION

The salary range is commensurate with experience and competitive industry standards.

Warehouse Fulfillment Supervisor - Centennial, Colorado

We are seeking an experienced team member to establish our warehouse operations and develop shipping and receiving practices. The qualified person will oversee day-to-day operations of the warehouse and coordinate shipping, receiving, transport and inventory control. The supervisor will lead the development and enforcement of safety and security procedures and insure compliance with regulatory agencies.

QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate must be able to coordinate all warehouse and fulfillment activities as well as maintaining necessary records. Ability to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the warehouse and fulfillment functions and maintain a safe work environment. Excellent communication, organizational, customer service and interpersonal skills are required. Minimum 3 years of related experience and forklift certified.

COMPENSATION

The salary range is commensurate with experience and competitive industry standards.

ATP NUTRITION POSITIONS

Regional Account Manager, North Dakota and Montana

ATP Nutrition is a division of Concentric Ag Corporation, with the corporate office located in Centennial, Colorado. ATP is a leader in the development of new products for the agriculture and horticulture markets, with exciting expansion plans within the United States. Its success is due to the Chemtrition Platform, which provides market acceptance at all stages of the crop’s life cycle. ATP has combined its core agronomic strengths and aligned with strategic partners to provide a unique and proprietary product offering with strong distribution across North America.

We are currently seeking a Regional Account Manager for North Dakota and Montana. This exciting opportunity will be a challenge for a dedicated professional who excels at building customer relationships and is a motivated self-starter. The successful candidate will participate in the creation of a dynamic development, sales and marketing team to better serve the Northern Great Plains agriculture industry.

QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate must have a degree in Agriculture, Business or related field with 3-5 years minimum related experience in sales and/or the agronomy sector of agriculture. Knowledge and understanding of crop production and agronomy with nutrition experience will be considered as additional assets.This position requires a self-motivated, results driven, collaborative communicator. The candidate must have experience in agreement negotiation, as he/she will be responsible for managing sales of value added seed, soil and in-crop plant nutrients to the ag-retail network throughout the region. Willingness to travel is a must.

COMPENSATION

The salary range is commensurate with experience and competitive industry standards.