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Market Development Agronomist - Peace River Grande Prairie Area

Your tasks and responsibilities

Execute field scale testing programs, including;

  • 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, including;

  • 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, including;

  • 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, including;

  • 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, including;

  • 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 including;

  • 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, including;

  • 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

  • Minimum of a BSc Degree or equivalent in Agriculture or related discipline and experience in Agronomy, field development or R&D related experience
  • Understanding of crop production, agronomy and Bayer portfolio for corn, soybeans, canola and/or cereals
  • Organize and execute a commercial trial program, familiar with IT system for data management
  • Understands territory sales targets, business needs and familiar with key internal sales and MD team and aware of key retail partners
  • BCS Summer Student experience is an asset   
  • CCA, PAg or Order of Agronomist (QC) designation
  • High agronomy technical knowledge, analytical skills
  • Good working knowledge of Crop Protection Industry and Seed Business  
  • Advanced computer and database skills including SCOUT and or other data management tools  
  • Excellent relationship and team skills
  • Excellent organization and time management
  • Strategic view of regional issues and understanding of implications of actions on the achievement of BCS short term and long term objectives  
  • Advanced written, verbal, and presentation skill set  
  • Proactively lead technical training to BCS and external staff
  • Problem solving through analytical thinking and judgments in complex situations with little guidance
  • Regular contact and influence on key influencers in territory (agronomists, provincial specialists etc.)

Your Application

Bayer welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Candidates participating in our selection process requiring accommodation due to a disability or medical need are encouraged to notify the Bayer representative that they will be meeting with to ensure appropriate arrangements can be made.

Country: Canada
Location: Peace River