Technical Expert – Field Sales Agronomist

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Job Title: Technical Expert – Field Sales Agronomist
Location: Iasi, Romania
Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Sales/Retail
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description:


We are hiring the Technical Expert - Field Sales Agronomist

Learn how you can be our voice in the conversation about the future of agriculture.

Technical Expert - Field Sales Agronomist is a crop and/or product-line expert in the country or area of the country; he collects and interprets the technical needs of users, influencers and channel partners for products and product programs. The TE translates these needs into questions to be answered by projects/trials.

The role will cover the North-East of Romania. The candiadte can be located in Iai, Focani, Bacu or close areas.

A key individual in the launch of new products and technical support to those products, leading and ensuring appropriate Technical Transfer to Corteva peers and key stakeholders. Also supporting sales of existing products, providing technical support, as a key part of product concept creation, from understanding customer needs to ensuring our products meet those needs.
Your challenge:

Understand Customer Needs

  • Liaises with channel partners, end-users, officials, and other influencers regarding Corteva products and projects in order to collect & interpret the technical needs of users, influencers and channel partners by crops, products and product programs.
  • Creates reports on desired and realistic biological positioning in dealer and user programs.
  • Organize and manage trials projects, organize the trial visit and train sales team and customers.
  • Defines local biological questions to fit desired product technical positioning and reaches an agreement with the team.

Project Definition

  • Interacts with the Biology and Technical Teams on the exact objectives and reasons for trials to support Customer Needs.
  • Contributes to case building for new projects:
  • Contributes to the completion of decision charts for new products/concepts.
  • Attends the Biology review meetings, for relevant projects, and represents local needs.
  • Contributes local agronomy know-how to protocol design for projects.
  • Reviews the biological regulatory package prior to submission.

Technical Transfer

  •  Assists in the implementation of customer needs regarding biological questions.
  •  Elaborates technical literature, presentations and commercial materials to support product positioning.
  •  Design and coordinate effective and conclusive demo-trial programs for new products, as defined within LPCTs. Demo trials are an effective tool to promote sales, launch products, identify commercial, opportunities, and train customers.
  •  Spread and share technical results of our products with the main stakeholders (use and encourage the use of digital tools). Technology Transfer to Sales Team and CTS, and to Officials and influencers.
  •  Gives biology know-how support for existing products, and for 3rd party products (new products).

Advocacy and engagement of stakeholders

  • Build trusting and lasting relationships with influencers (central and regional governments, grower unions, advisors, research centers, universities, etc.).
  • Implement advocacy/endorsement strategies defined by LPCTs with authorities and stakeholders in a national level (central and regional governments, grower unions, advisors, research centers, universities, etc.).
  • Lead CTS actions oriented to achieve Emergency Use Permits in coordination with LPCTs and Regulatory Sciences department.
  • Engage stakeholders (central and regional governments, grower unions, advisors, research centers, universities, etc.) to create collaborative partnerships and to achieve deeper impact on our portfolio at country level



To Grow What Matters You Will Need:

  •  Degree: Agronomist.
  •  Other valuable requirements: PhD, MSc, strong agronomic background.
  •  Experience: Valuable in similar roles. Strong technical knowledge about pests and crops.
  •  Languages: Advanced written and spoken English and Romanian.
  •  Effective use of computers and MS Office.
  •  Broad knowledge in agronomy/crop protection.
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills.
  •  Good listener and interpreter of views from a wide range of inputs.
  •  Clear and concise written and spoken communication skills.
  •  Great analysis ability.
  •  Effective public speaking skills. Engage the audience in commercial/technical presentations.
  •  Results and business-oriented. Ability to work closely with customers and respond to their needs.
  •  Problem solving and adaptability.
  •  Good team worker demonstrating loyalty and commitment to the organization and team members.

Who Are We Looking For?
Curious, bold thinkers who want to grow their careers and be part of a winning team. 
Market shaping individuals who want to transform the agriculture industry to meet the world’s growing need for food.
Collaborators who thrive in a diverse, inclusive work environment.
Innovators who bring initiative and fresh ideas that drive our business into the future and make us an industry leader.

Growing What Matters Starts With You… What Can We Offer To Help You Grow?
Opportunity to be part of a global industry leader working to discover solutions to the most pressing agricultural challenges of our time.
Challenging work assignments that grow your skills, capabilities and experiences.
Opportunities for international rotations and relocation that will expand your global view and cultural experience.
Diverse, inclusive work environment where employees bring their whole selves to work and feel heard, valued and empowered.
Dedicated and customized resources to help grow your professional skills, industry expertise and personal perspectives. 
Joining us is a natural opportunity to strengthen your professional network through valuable relationships.
Support the health and well-being of every employee by offering world-class benefits, meaningful work and competitive salary.
Performance driven culture with a strong focus on speed, efficiency and agility.

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Job Post Date: 11/13/21
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