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Bayer Tech Agronomist III - Northern Illinois in Aurora, Illinois

Tech Agronomist III


The primary responsibilities of this role, Technical Agronomist III (Northern Illinois), are to:

  • Plan and Execute field scale testing programs, including field testing of commercial Bayer seed products and Ground Breaker trials for new product launches from all platforms;

  • Collaborate with Seed Dealers/growers to plant trials, collect required data, maintain and harvest trials;

  • Give technical support and training for seed dealers and Bayer sales team;

  • Work with Bayer sales team to achieve local business objectives through technical support, consultation and training;

  • Support and provide strategies for seed dealers based on business priorities;

  • Establish and execute effective communication and training strategies with seed dealers;

  • Provide technical information for seed, trait and chemistry products;

  • Communicate agronomic positioning and benefits of seed and trait products and the benefits and uses of crop protection products;

  • Develop and instill confidence in product recommendations and Tailored Solutions;

  • Create annual Agronomy Business Plan for communication/alignment with Sales Team with strategies and prioritized activities to achieve business objectives;

  • Review impact on business results for the Sales Team;

  • Plan and execute tactics to support identified business strategies and objectives;

  • Actively participate in local portfolio management and future year forecasting;

  • Assume Sales Team and/or Agronomy Team project leadership role(s);

  • Build profile as technical expert in territory;

  • Build presence and credibility with key growers, seed dealers, crop consultants and other key third party stakeholders;

  • Be compliant with Bayer safety and vehicle safety policies.

Domestic relocation assistance may be offered.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Agriculture or related discipline with at least seven years of experience in Agronomy, Sales, Field Development or R&D related roles, OR M.S. degree in Agriculture or equivalent with at least four years of experience in Agronomy, Sales, Field Development or R&D related roles, OR Ph.D. degree in Agriculture or related discipline with at least three years of experience in Agronomy, Sales, Field Development or R&D related roles.

  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs (a bag of seed)

  • Ability to pass driving record background check (i.e. moving violations, accidents, license suspension, etc.)#LI-US


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Location: United States : Illinois : Residence Based

Division: Crop Science

Reference Code: 118641

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