Developmental Agronomic Service Representative

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Job Title: Developmental Agronomic Service Representative
Location: Greensboro, USA

Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Marketing/Branding
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Do you want to be part of the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture dedicated to enhancing the prosperity of farmers, wherever they are?  As a market leader in crop protection products, Syngenta develops and produces fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, and seed treatment products that promote strong and healthy plants. 

The Agronomy Development Program is an elite 18-month experiential learning opportunity comprised of three unique and meaningful professional assignments.  As a Developmental Agronomic Service Representative, you will spend approximately 6 months with our Technical Services team and 6 months in the field working closely with our sales and agronomy teams in support of our grower customers.  For your third rotation, you will choose from a few different options aligned to your strengths and career ambition. These may include Digital Ag, Seedcare or Field Research. 

What Will You be Doing? 

  • Developing proficiency in proper product use recommendations, product features and benefits, pest identification, scouting, and application timing 
  • Partnering with sales teams to position Syngenta on the farm for an improved customer experience 
  • Developing and managing distributor, retailer, and grower relationships and attending customer meetings to deepen understanding of customer needs 
  • Building a network of professionals for learning, career development, and collaboration opportunities  
  • Learning all aspects of the trialing process: trial placement, protocol development, implementation, monitoring, data collection, data analysis, storytelling with data  
  • Incorporating digital technologies (i.e. digital imagery, drones, yield mapping) into data capture and solutions 

Who Are We Looking For? 

Our ideal candidates have excelled in an advanced degree program with a specialization in plant or crop science and have relevant seasonal ag industry experience in sales, research or agronomy. You will have demonstrated a strong commitment to agriculture in your academic career, enthusiastically taken on leadership opportunities in your extracurricular activities, and you are driven by a sincere passion and natural curiosity for science, crop protection products, advocacy, and storytelling.  



  • MS or PhD (Spring 2023 graduates) in Agronomy or related field 
  • Minimum GPA 3.0 
  • A valid drivers license 

Additional Information: 

  • Relocation may be required 
  • Travel requirements, 10 to 40% 

What's in it for You?  

We have some of the best Agronomists in the industry and recognize that we need a robust talent pipeline as our business, our customers, and our product portfolio evolves.  This role offers you a unique opportunity to grow and develop your capabilities while giving you exposure to diverse experiences in different geographic locations.  You'll gain broad business exposure, meaningful and challenging work and an understanding of career opportunities available at Syngenta that relate to your passion for the science behind our products.   Upon successful completion of the program, you will be respected for your technical acumen and you will excel at providing superior agronomic expertise to our customers, qualifying you for a variety of roles within Syngenta. Plus: 

  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) 
  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution 
  • Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others 
  • A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year 

Additional Information


Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)  


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) 


Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) 


Company Description

As a world market leader in crop protection, we help farmers to counter these threats and ensure enough safe, nutritious, affordable food for all - while minimizing the use of land and other agricultural inputs. Syngenta Crop Protection keeps plants safe from planting to harvesting.  From the moment a seed is planted through to harvest, crops need to be protected from weeds, insects and diseases as well as droughts and floods, heat and cold. Syngenta Crop Protection is headquartered in Switzerland.

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Job Post Date: 10/22/22
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