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Bayer Area Sales Team Manager- Crop Protection- Mid-Atlantic in Florence, South Carolina

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Area Sales Team Manager- Crop Protection- Mid-Atlantic


As an Area Business Manager, you will lead and direct a team of field sales representatives to meet sales and expense expectations i. You will be successful in this role through clear direction, effective coaching, prioritization of resources and targeted development within your North & South Carolina Geography.

The primary responsibilities of this role, Area Business Manager, are to:

  • Develop area plan to optimize sales and growth in alignment withmarketing strategy;

  • Lead, coach and mentor sales representatives to meet or exceed sales goals;

  • Actively engage in the development of direct reports;

  • Effectively manage expenses, discretionary dollars and program payments per Bayer Crop Science policy;

  • Ensure achievement of program execution and program fulfillment, including national/regional marketing initiatives;

  • Develop strong, long-term relationships with top key accounts in thedefined team geography while collaborating with internal stakeholders;

  • Meet all reporting requirements on forecasting; and provide marketplace intelligence & customer insights;

  • Manage area claims per Bayer Crop Science policy and process through effective problem solving, execution, administration and resource management;

  • Serve as an integral part of the regional business leadership team;

  • Travel approximately 60%;


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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, plus prior sales experience (more than eight years) in the agriculture industry;

  • Experience in Marketing;

  • Thorough understanding of the various aspects and problems of theagricultural chemical industry and related products;

  • Demonstrated knowledge of practices in seed, seed treatment, pesticide, herbicide and fungicide usage;

  • Prior sales management or a history of clear leadership;

  • Excellent organizational, follow up and analytical skills arenecessary, as this role will transfer knowledge of market trends and product opportunities into actionable plans among the district, but also to product management teams in headquarters;

  • Proven ability to multi-task in a rapid-paced and matrixed environment;

  • Extensive interpersonal, communication skills (oral and written) andmanagement skills are critical to prepare and present business and marketing plans, coach the sales force, and interact with all levels of management in both field sales, the division, and outside businesses;

  • Strong Business Acumen, planning, and critical thinking skills;

  • Advanced computer and presentation skills (proficiencies in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

  • Ability to pass driving record background check (i.e. moving violations, accidents, License suspension, etc.);

  • Federal regulations from the Department of Transportation cover this position and mandate the passing of certain pre-employment requirements, such as a background check, drug test and physical.

Domestic relocation assistance may be offered for this role.


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 : North Carolina : Residence Based || United States : South Carolina : Residence Based

Division: Crop Science

Reference Code: 88542

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