YOUR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The primary responsibilities of this role, Market Development Agronomist, are to:
The Market Development Agronomist is jointly responsible with the Territory Sales Manager to achieve or exceed the established regional and territory sales targets by enabling the sales team success by utilizing their agronomic expertise to position the full Bayer portfolio of seed, crop protection, biologics and Climate FieldView for tailored solutions with customers.
Management of large scale field trial testing program generating commercial seed and crop protection data used to support product positioning and technical knowledge transfer. The Market Development field agronomist will also provide technical support and training with strategic retail partners and Bayer Territory Sales managers to enable selling with confidence.
The Market Development Agronomist is expected to represent Bayer in a professional manner, championing corporate policies with respect to safety, business conduct, respect in the workplace and compliance in the performance of their duties and activities.
This position is based in South Eastern Saskatchewan (i.e. within Regina, Weyburn and Moosomin) and is a contract term position for approximately 14 months.
Execute field scale testing programs
Programs include field testing of commercial Bayer seed products and Ground Breaker trials for new product launches from all platforms with retails/growers to plant trials, collect required data, maintain trials as needed, and harvest trials
Data management, quality review and timely submission of trial results.
Work with customer marketing to categorize and validate key product features and benefits for support material
Technical support and training for strategic retail partners and Bayer sales team
Work with Bayer sales team to achieve local business objectives through technical support and training. Retail support provided strategically based on business priorities
In-field and classroom agronomic training for key retails and Sales team.
Support sales for grower demand events and other face-to-face promotional activities
Support Territory Sales Managers with in-field diagnostic service for seed and crop protection product performance inquires requiring technical analysis
Provide technical information with seed, trait and chemistry products
Communicate agronomic position of seed products, benefits of trait products and benefits and uses of chemistry products
Ensure new technologies have proper profile with key growers and retail
Understand technical position of Bayer products compared to competitors
Sales and business support
Create annual Agronomy business plan for communication/alignment with sales team on activities to prioritize to support success of business
Position and support Bayer Seed, Crop Protection, Climate FieldView and Biologics to deliver Tailored Agronomic Solutions with sales and retail to meet or exceed territory targets
Support weed and crop protection management strategy and other stewardship initiatives for seed, trait and crop protection products
Communicate position of weed management, resistance strategies and other stewardship initiatives
Provide technical support and training for weed and crop protection management strategies and other stewardship initiatives as needed
Build profile as technical expert in territory
Build presence with key growers, retails, and 3rd party consultants
Develop content for Growing Knowledge publication as well as external technical publications
Participate in industry events and organizations where appropriate
Create awareness with digital media as a technical expert for canola, corn, cereals and soybean production
Compliant with Bayer safety, and driving policies
Complete safety and driving training as required
Report injuries and accidents as required
Coordinate and participate in required safety meetings
Support safety initiatives at TD sites and locations
Recruit, hire, manage summer students
WHO YOU ARE
Your success will be driven by your demonstrations of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possess the following:
Minimum of a BSc Degree or equivalent in Agriculture or related discipline and experience in Agronomy, field development or R&D related experience
Understands basic crop production, agronomy and Bayer portfolio for corn, soybeans, canola and/or cereals
Assisted with organizing and executing trial programs
Familiar with IT systems for data management (SCOUT/similar data management tool experience is an asset)
Advanced computer skills
Possess agronomy technical analytical skills
Good working knowledge of Crop Protection Industry and Seed Business
Excellent relationship building and team skills
Excellent organization and time management
Advanced English written, verbal, and presentation skill set
Proactively able to lead technical training to internal and external staff
Problem solving through analytical thinking and judgments in complex situations
Worked with agronomists, provincial specialists etc.
Experience supporting sales is an asset
Bayer Crop Science Summer Student experience is an asset
CCA, PAg and/or Order of Agronomist (QC) designation is an asset
Are you looking for a new challenge where you can show your passion for innovation? Are you interested in working as part of a global team to improve people’s lives? Then send us your online application including cover letter, CV and references.
Bayer welcomes applications from all individuals, regardless of race, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, union membership, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.