Field Research Agronomist / Technology Development Representative II - Southern Wisconsin

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Job Title: Field Research Agronomist / Technology Development Representative II - Southern Wisconsin
Location: Residence Based, WI, Midwest 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.


Field Research Agronomist / Technology Development Representative II - Southern Wisconsin 




The primary responsibilities of this role, Field Research Agronomist / Technology Development Representative II - Southern Wisconsin, are to: 


  • Engage in assigned Protocol Delivery Team (PDT) led by Technology Development Managers (TDM) for developing national protocols;
  • Apply marketplace knowledge to facilitate Local Technical Team (LTT) in the development of regional protocols;
  • Apply recommendations from statistician on trial design to meet protocol objectives and align with field testing capabilities;
  • Use internal and external networks to identify and secure testing sites that meet protocol criteria;
  • Apply scientific skills to efficiently and accurately collect, analyze, summarize and interpret data, plus influence product positioning;
  • Work cooperatively with academics and other key influencers on seed, trait and systems field trials;
  • Learn and apply all regulatory and stewardship requirements in field testing program, and coach others while ensuring our FTO;
  • Collaborate with Functional Compliance Lead (FCL) on both internal and external Confined Field Trial (CFT) audits;
  • Adhere to company trait stewardship requirements as necessary in field testing and training programs, and drives awareness with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Participate in Product Performance Inquiry Processes and assist when required (e.g. CRW - GTED / IRM);
  • Assist seed Field Sales Reps (FSR) and Technical Agronomists (TA) with tech support for seed, trait and on-seed chemistry PPI's when requested;
  • Engage on Protocol Delivery Team led by TDMs and serve as regional marketplace representative;
  • Collaborate with internal field testing functions to test, deliver, position and support our product pipeline;
  • Identify new market opportunities, and facilitates the development of tailored solutions for our customers;
  • Partner with sales and agronomy to facilitate demonstrations, and dealer and customer training when requested;
  • Facilitate and present regional research results to technical managers, agronomy and sales teams;
  • Facilitate regional marketplace positioning of new seed, traits, and on-seed crop protection products;
  • Facilitate discussions with sales, TDMs, agronomy and Knowledge Transfer to create and deploy educational content on Bayer products and tailored solutions for customers;
  • Participate in efforts to coordinate, calendarize and build content for internal training events designed to increase competence and confidence;
  • Interact with external key influencers on Bayer Crop Science products, recommendations and local needs;
  • Learn, apply, and comply with all safety standards and requirements and coach others;
  • Manage orders seed and crop protection products for successful execution of field research program;
  • Collaborate/coordinate with Agronomic Research Managers in planting, spraying, maintaining, and harvesting field trials;
  • Manages DOT compliance, trailer inspections as required;
  • Initiate and manage the execution and maintenance of land and warehouse contracts;
  • Hire and train temp personnel (Technology Development Field Associates);
  • Serve as the bridge between research and development (R&D) and US Commercial business through local field testing, evaluation, product positioning, and tailored solutions development;
  • Facilitate collaboration with key internal stakeholders (Agronomy, NAFTO, and Climate) and external cooperators (academics and consultants) to drive technology adoption;
  • Increase awareness and gaining public trust through third party testing relationships;
  • Apply technical expertise and support of regional U.S. Commercial business units;
  • Facilitate networking at universities to identify new talent;
  • Apply research results from professional society journals to influence the business;
  • Follow all safety and compliance (regulatory and DOT) guidelines to maintain our freedom to operate (FTO) as a company;
  • Work independently or collaboratively as needed to plan, coordinate, and execute on field research trials;
  • Facilitate the delivery of critical field research data necessary to make product advancement, selection, and commercialization decisions within Bayer Crop Science;
  • Collaborate accordingly to organize and summarize data where appropriate to enhance local technical knowledge to grow the sales business;
  • Apply product development, characterization, stewardship, and development of integrated solutions recommendations for the local geography;
  • Position entails driving a company vehicle (pooled or assigned to the individual). This may include being required to?drive greater than 7,500 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;?? 
  • Position requires driving for the company that will fall under DOT/FMCSA jurisdiction and may require a CDL.?This may entail the hauling of trailers, product, supplies, or equipment in a safe manner. 


Domestic relocation assistance may be offered with this role.




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 of Science in agriculture or related discipline with at least seven years of experience in agronomy, sales, field development or R&D related roles, or Master of Science with at five years of experience or Ph.D. with at least two years in Agriculture or related discipline. Degree must be completed by start date;
  • Strong understanding of germplasm, traits, and basic understanding of crop protection in the assigned geography;
  • Make recommendations on agronomic components and systems;
  • Strong technical and sales support (local influence);
  • Obtain and maintain a pesticide applicator certification in the state within the territory;
  • Proficient in operating and maintaining large equipment and GPS/GIS systems;
  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs (a bag of seed);
  • Valid driver’s license. Driving record (MVR) will be reviewed (i.e. moving violations, accidents, license suspension, etc.) and must meet guidelines based on the company’s Risk?Screening for Hiring Drivers;

  • Possess a DOT Driver medical card or the ability to obtain one through successfully completing and passing a DOT physical. In?addition, candidate must be able to meet all applicable DOT/FMCSA criteria. Drivers with previous DOT driving?experience may be required to undergo FMCSA safety checks and applicable review. 




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 also expected to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status to Occupational Medicine. 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, Bayer employees are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements.  
Location: Residence Based     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 632001     
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Job Post Date: 05/25/22
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