Product Agronomist (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota)
DuPont Pioneer has an opening for a Product Agronomist serving cities near Aberdeen, Fargo, Watertown and Brookings. Responsibilities include: Work with the Commercial Unit Technical Product Manager to plan and conduct product evaluation trials to support product advancement, life cycle management, and positioning. Partner with Field Agronomists, Account Managers, and Sales Reps to create and deliver product information/training which improves the product knowledge of our Sales teams and the productivity and profitability of our customers. Collect information/notes and observations related to the performance of Pioneer?? brand seed products and associated technologies. ??? Provide overall performance evaluations on Pioneer seed products??? Coordinate Area product evaluation trials (IMPACT or equivalent) ??? Provide liaison between field sales, seed production, and crop genetics research ??? Lead assessment of product strengths and needs for assigned area (GAPs Analysis). ??? Develop a working knowledge of customer product needs based on production practices in order to support field sales team product positioning efforts.??? Develop understanding of regional environmental differences that impact product performance in order represent Area in product advancement discussions and decisions??? In conjunction with technical product manager and area manager, plan and execute against a defined strategy for product introductions and retirements that maintains an appropriate number of products and product segments for the area??? Work with Area team and business unit office staff (technical services, marketing, sales training & development) to provide support for information and education/training to field sales force on product characteristics, product positioning and crop management practices. ??? Serve as the lead product resource for the area, particularly as it pertains to new product introductions.Qualifications:Bachelors degree required. Master's Degree in Agronomy or equivalent is preferred. Five to seven years agronomy experience and proven abilities.Demonstrated knowledge of:??? Crop production/cultural practices.??? Pioneer offerings and competitive agronomy/product/service offerings; local Ag markets; value chain and production practices, and DuPont product offerings in relation to seed.??? Selling & marketing tools and techniques.??? Environmental, regulatory, and stewardship issues of Pioneer and competitive products at the local/regional level.??? Company policies and procedures.Demonstrated skills in:??? Teaching/training and presenting??? Product testing and evaluation ??? Working knowledge of field experimentation methods ??? Understanding of yield monitors, mapping systems, and spatial data??? Observing, analyzing, summarizing, and communicating product/agronomic trial results and information??? Conflict resolution and handling objections.??? Using computer hardware and software to generate reports, access, and communicate Pioneer information and complete administrative duties.Apply for this job.