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Bayer Field Agronomist, Senior - Western United States in Phoenix, Arizona

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.

Field Agronomist, Senior - Western United States


The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Field Agronomist, are to:

Based on territory location the ideal candidate would be residence based in Arizona or near the coast of California.

  • Be responsible for the timely completion of biological performance studies for compounds in the field development phase of new product discovery and development;

  • Demonstrate a significant involvement in early stage testing is expected;

  • Develop strategies and work programs as well as conduct, supervise and co-ordinate studies and has the overall responsibility for the appropriate design and timely completion of all studies in the designated territory or Technology Station;

  • Provide data on product efficacy so that it can be included in decision making processes, within strict budget guidelines and summarize research findings and recommend future research activities;

  • Have supervision or guidance, decide research cooperators, grant budget allocation, future testing needs, local, district and regional product potential, budget management, and intern selection.

  • Assist Market Development Reps with University Cooperator relationships;

  • Serve as the local Bayer contact for University Research Staff and other key influencers and establish a working partnership with them in some cases of early phase testing;

  • Make technical knowledge transfer presentations to internal customers and at scientific meetings to promote and create interest in new products and upcoming Bayer technology;

  • Network with peers in Agronomic Operations (Field Based Reps), Market Development Reps, Regional Manager and Agronomic Solutions Managers in Product Development to identify new business opportunities, explore means to capitalize on these opportunities and to optimize Bayer resources;

  • Assist in protocols and GIA with cooperators to achieve trial objectives If internal capabilities are not available for trials execution;

  • Provide assistance to Market Development with training and demonstration activities;

  • Demonstrate leadership skills which are demonstrated with both internal and external customers and utilize these skills in service to programs, societies, organizations and projects;

  • Provide leadership and mentoring to others within the Field Solutions organization by being an example and providing coaching and advice;

  • Maintain direct interface with key researchers and University personnel to keep updated on new technology and pest problems;

  • Serve as a Bayer CropScience Ambassador;

  • Be responsible for safety in handling and storage of pesticides, vehicle and equipment used to conduct field trials;

  • Assist with safety training;

  • Cooperate with region peers, Agronomic Solutions Managers and Market Development Reps to conduct biological trials in areas or crops not readily available at other locations;

  • Maintain an active status in appropriate professional societies and industry groups and prepare and deliver technical presentations at meetings;

  • Position entails driving a company vehicle (pooled or assigned to the individual). This may include being required to drive greater than 5,000 business miles annually in a personal, pooled, or rented vehicle OR being expected to frequently drive a pooled car as part of your job duties – regardless of mileage.


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 of Science with at least 10 years of demonstrated skills and relevant experience or a Master’s degree with at least eight years of relevant experience or a Ph.D. with at least four years of relevant experience in the evaluation of crop production technologies;

  • Have evidence of proficiency and innovation at the previous position in addition to experience;

  • Functional knowledge of all key and most secondary crops and pests within the territory and Region;

  • Have a working knowledge in three pest control disciplines;

  • Be a proven resource for global input on innovation, trial design, and conduct of field trials, with regional/national familiarity with crop/pest biology and management principals in the area of his/her specialty;

  • Have an advanced communication and human relations skills to perform the duties of the position, influence decision makers and project a positive Bayer technical image;

  • Advanced analytical and creative skills are needed to identify and take advantage of new business opportunities within the territory;

  • Have an advanced organizational, prioritization, and planning skills;

  • Have time management to manage an internal research program to create recommendations for new product labels and cultivate professional relationships both internally and with external cooperators;

  • Have an advanced interpersonal skill for effective interaction with key influencers;

  • Seek for advice in problem solving which involves collaboration with minimal direction and may have local, regional, national and global impact, and have the expertise to edit Field Solutions protocols;

  • Be capable of operating experimental and commercial spray equipment and laboratory equipment;

  • Be able to summarize protocols with Regional impact;

  • Have a good to excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;

  • Maintain valid Driver’s License;Driving record (MVR) will be reviewed and must meet guidelines based on the company’s Risk Screening for Hiring Drivers;

  • Have or be able to obtain a valid State Pesticide Applicators License in working geography;

  • Up to 20% travel required;

  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs.

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 : Arizona : Residence Based

Division: Crop Science

Reference Code: 285321

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