Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture or Botany Graduate degrees in Agriculture or MBA preferably
Relevant Experience: 2+ years of experience working at an Agronomy research organisation
Field Trials experience in Seed Production, Fertilizers or Pesticides.Experience with drone applications in agriculture preferably
About the Role
Asteria Aerospace is a full stack drone hardware and software company building innovative tools for agriculture
We are looking for a passionate Product Manager – Agriculture, to help us build digital transformation tools for the agriculture sector.
Job Description: As a Product Manager - Agriculture, you will be working within the product team and collaborating with hardware, software, systems and machine learning engineers and designers to build end to end drone-based solutions for digital transformation of agronomy research and product agriculture.You will be part of business development conversation with the world's leading agronomy companies
You will use your background in the agricultural sciences to break down customer requirements into innovative hardware and software features
You will collaborate with fellow PMs to get features prioritized and built.
Must have skills:
Fundamental understanding of phenotyping research and seed trials
Fundamental understanding in agricultural processes of common cereal and vegetable crops.
Direct experience in running on field trials for seed selection, crop spraying etc.
Exposure to geospatial analytics techniques like using multispectral vegetative indices, plant height, field terrain, field drainage etc.
Exposure to machine learning based agriculture analysis like stand count, tassel detection, tree counting etc.
Good documentation and writing skills to capture customer requirements accurately in requirement documents and user stories.
Excellent communication skills to lead meetings, work with multiple stakeholders and help to bring product discussions to a consensus
Ability to work across engineering departments and business functions to create a collective understanding of the product and services developed for agriculture
Familiarity with an agile software/product development process is preferred.
Responsibilities: Work with customers, business development, operations teams to identify critical pain points and opportunities in agriculture related drone applications.
Convert these opportunities and pain points into innovative solutions and features that empowers agronomists to leverage drones in agriculture.Document feature requirements with high degree of detailing and precision.
Drive consensus across teams on what needs to be built and why it needs to be built.Align all stakeholders in any cross functional agricultural project to the overall product vision of the company
Analyze competitive landscape, talk with users, understand regulatory requirements, and provide recommendations on product roadmap
Be the SPOC on all aspects of Asteria Hardware and Software capabilities when it comes to agriculture. “Are drones capable of doing X for this agricultural application” will be answered by you.
If the answer is no, work with the relevant teams to understand the impact of adding that capability, work with the stakeholders to prioritize it.