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Staff Agronomist/Senior Agronomist-South Texas

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Location: South United States, USA
Company: Bayer
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Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Crop
Career Type: Agronomist
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
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Staff Agronomist/Senior Agronomist, South Texas


Bayer CropScience (BCS) is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in
the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology.
With our headquarters in Monheim, Germany, Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of
about 17,900, and is represented in more than 120 countries. BCS is structured into six
Business Operations units: four regional crop protection units and two units responsible for
Environmental Science and BioScience – offering an outstanding range of products and
extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture as well as for non-agricultural
applications.


Job description:

The primary responsibility of this role is to maximize sales of Bayer
CropScience cotton and soybean seed and traits by contributing to the development of
commercial strategies, providing product positioning tools for Sales, and implementing
technical support programs in the South Texas region. Agronomists serve as the technical
specialists of the product portfolio of seed and traits and perform a significant role in the
variety advancement process.
The Agronomic Services Team is committed to deliver innovative solutions and crop
recommendations for cotton, rice, and soybean producers as Bayer CropScience brings
forward high-yielding varieties and hybrids; each selected and optimized for specific
geographical regions to meet the needs of growers within that region. The Agronomic
Services Team develops relationships with key cooperators and stakeholders and serves as
the liaison for technical information exchange both externally and internally.
The incumbent will:
• Maximize sales of Bayer CropScience cottonseed products and soybean varieties by
implementing technical support programs to enhance Product Development, Marketing and
Sales within approved company policies, procedures and budgets in a specified geographic
territory;
• Work closely with commercial operations, marketing, supply chain, field production,
breeding, trait development, technical services, and sales to profitably manage a robust
product portfolio of seed and traits;
• Work closely with Seed Leads and Sales Rep’s to anticipate and respond to local and
regional needs for technical materials;
• Design and coordinate product demonstration trials, small-plot replicated trials, Cotton
Agronomic Performance trials (CAP), and crop tours in innovative ways; coordinate soybean
demonstration trials, provide leadership in technical information exchange, and deliver sales
support materials to support growth of the cotton and soybean seed and trait business in
territory;
• Coordinate testing strategy for regional Variety Trials and oversee during growing
season;
• Assist in trait development trials in close coordination with Trait Development
Manager;
• Collect, summarize and present product performance information on cotton and
soybean seed products for Sales to support forecasting, training, and development of sales
tools and materials; provide support for relevant companion crop protection product use and
performance;
• Develop local product recommendations by testing new and existing Bayer
CropScience varieties with universities, consultants, growers and internal technical service
personnel;
• Provide technical support to Sales for priority commercial/near commercial products
by recommending optimal regional variety placement, developing best management
practices, and communicating both to the market;
• Provide recommendations and conduct proactive programs that improve Bayer
CropScience relationships with local crop consultants and customers;
• Coordinate effective technology exchange through training and presentations for sales
and customers in region;
• Present technical presentations on seed and trait technologies at local, state, district,
and professional meetings;
• Coordinate GIA (Grant in Aid) activities and establish effective demonstrations and
tours;
• Hire and supervise seasonal interns;
• Evaluate product development processes to improve product portfolio efficiency;
• Assist in supporting Safety, Stewardship and Regulatory policies/programs, while
setting high standards of professional conduct;
• Readily accessible as local and regional specialist on Bayer CropScience and
competitive cottonseed products and soybean varieties and best management agronomic
practices;
• Travel in region daily, as needed, with overnight travel often required, as well as
international travel at times, approx. 40%.


Your qualifications:

The selected candidate is required to possess the following:
• Ph.D. or M.S. degree in a biological or agricultural science, or related scientific field;
with Ph.D. degree, 0-2 years of relevant experience or M.S. degree, 2+ years of relevant
experience.
• Experience in an agricultural related field and/or demonstrated ability to co-ordinate
and evaluate internal and external research;
• Technical knowledge of crop management practices within the territory and product
expertise across the region in cotton and soybean variety acceptance/performance to provide
sales support and direction for future research;
• Specialized knowledge of variety testing, statistical analysis and experimental design;
• Field experience in cotton and soybean seed production;
• General understanding and ability to operate and maintain agricultural production
equipment;
• Analytical and creative skills to identify and take advantage of new business
opportunities within the region;
• Communication and human relations skills necessary to perform the duties of the
position, influence decision makers and project a positive Bayer technical image;
• Ability to work independently as well as contribute to a dynamic team environment;
• Ability to establish relationships with both internal and external partners;
• Demonstrated problem solving skills and ability to be flexible and modify plans as
required, minimizing impact on data and production as situations arise;
• Organizational, team-oriented, and leadership abilities, and proficient communication,
personnel supervision, data collection and management skills;
• Ability to deliver technical presentations at internal and external professional
meetings;
• Proficient computer skills to analyze data, prepare promotional and training literature,
and accomplish written communication tasks;
• Ability to travel in region daily, as needed, with overnight travel often required, as well
as international travel as needed, approx. 40%.


Preferred Qualifications:


• Thesis-based M.S. or Ph.D. degree in a biological or agricultural related science.
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