Agronomic Research Specialist III

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Job Title: Agronomic Research Specialist III
Location: Kihei, HI, West United States, USA
Company: Bayer
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:


At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining 'impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.


Agronomic Research Specialist III 




The primary responsibilities of this role, Agronomic Research Specialist III, are to: 


  • Be responsible for delivering the highest quality field data as part of North America’s Plant Breeding Research and Development pipeline by providing optimal trial management;
  • Be responsible for the implementation of unique and innovative technology solutions designed to improve research design and operations success using new tools and methodologies to improve overall plant breeding phenotyping such as the pilot and use of geospatial systems, agronomic planting and harvesting tools, harvesting shelling systems, and data capture applications;
  • Collaborate with project team members to deliver detailed experimental protocols that enable advancement decisions by our scientists and placement decisions to our customers;
  • Organize and execute day-to-day priorities of the site either alone or as the leader of a small team such as: pre-season logistical trial planning, safety, and compliance adherence in accordance with local and federal guidelines, and in-season phenotyping activities performed by contractors;
  • Train team members and seasonal employees on standard operating procedures, site and operation safety guidelines, and tool operations;
  • Influence key partners in a cross-functional environment to drive results, innovation, and collaboration at a multi-functional site;
  • Be influential within the organization and with external partners, leading projects/initiatives at hub and across network, working independently, expert in particular areas, solid network, provide innovative solutions, high technical abilities, plan/direct/coordinate activities of others, mentor other Agronomic Research Specialists.
  • Be accountable for business unit or project results through leadership and coordination across site strategy, prioritize and monitor projects to ensure completion within deadlines and budgets;
  • Engage in community relation activities including but not limited to community volunteer efforts, sustainability activities, and serve as a technical representative to external parties in partnership with Commercial, Marketing, and other functions on agronomic topics such as product pipeline development, agronomy practices, and compliance standards;
  • Travel up to 15% of the time particularly during peak seasons, which could be within a multi-state region;
  • Ability to work extended hours during peak seasons (including non-traditional day-time hours with the potential of limited overnight travel);
  • Manage a small team of direct reports and leads managers of small teams, mentors, coaches and maintains a healthy working environment;
  • Perform varying functional activities which vary by season, demand or otherwise, to include but not limited to: Field Operations, Nursery Operations, Central Seed Operations, and Protected Culture Operations.



Position entails driving a company vehicle (pooled or assigned to the individual). This may include being required to drive greater than 5,000 business miles annually in a personal, pooled, or rented vehicle OR being expected to frequently drive a pooled car as part of your job duties – regardless of mileage.




Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree with at least five years of experience OR Master of Science with at least two years of relevant experience OR PhD with at least one years relevant experience;

  • Experience with both standard MS Office computer and software systems used in scientific data analysis, with ability to quickly learn new software programs and tools;

  • History of implementation of continuous improvements and new innovations through the work on project teams;

  • Valid driver’s license. Driving record (MVR) will be reviewed and must meet guidelines based on the company's Risk Screening for Hiring Drivers;

  • Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative team-based environment;

  • Capable of pulling, analyzing, and maintaining large data sets;

  • Basic understanding and passion for emerging trends in agriculture;

  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.;

  • Ability to obtain UAV license for operating drones;

  • Ability to work extended hours during peak operational seasons.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Life Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, or related field;

  • Knowledge and experience with agricultural equipment and row crop production practices and history of leveraging that knowledge in a research environment;

  • Ability to obtain pesticide applicator license;

  • Experience with seed technology industry or plant breeding;

  • Experience with precision agriculture hardware and software.


Domestic Relocation may be provided for this role.




Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below. 

IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer expects its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bayer active employees are required to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status before participating in approved activities for fully vaccinated employees. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, if candidates are invited on site as visitors for in person interviews, they must provide proof of being vaccinated and comply with all safety protocols. Bayer will engage in an interactive process with individuals who request a vaccine exemption for qualified medical or religious reasons.  
Location: Kihei     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 582281     
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Job Post Date: 03/05/22
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