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Technical Service Representative - Crop Protection (Florida)

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This role will cover all of Florida with the exception of the northern part.


The primary responsibilities of this role, Technical Service Representative - Crop Protection (Florida), are to:


  • Collect, summarize and present product performance information for Sales and customers.  Anticipate local needs for technical materials and develop technical product positioning and training materials. Regional expert on Bayer and competitive products. Actively involved in Team projects. Hires and supervises interns;
  • Lead product training on local and regional level for Sales, priority customers, and local new hires.  Provide monthly reports and local presentations to support business. Provide input to PD on label changes and expansions, and identifies special local labeling needs. Present on Bayer technologies at meetings;
  • Design and coordinate product demonstration trials and tours in innovative ways. Possess broad knowledge of field research techniques and assists on Development trials. Coordinate input and lead development of local and regional protocols. See projects through to conclusion;
  • Show responsibility for key influencer interface on Bayer studies, recommendations, and influencer needs. Position protocols and negotiate GIA with influencers. Conduct regular label reviews and technical updates.  Identify need for special emphasis seminars and proactive programs that improve influencer relationships;
  • Help develop District complaint guidelines and provide follow-up assistance as needed by Sales. Assist in negotiations with complex complaint situations and assist to restore customer satisfaction;
  • Direct interface with Bayer personnel regarding new product registration needs and innovations.  Provide input to Marketing and Agronomic Development regarding new product needs;
  • Be responsible for safety in handling and storage of pesticides, vehicle, and equipment used to conduct field trials. Assist with the promotion of safety.


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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:


  • Research/thesis-based MS in a biological or agricultural science with five (5) years’ experience in an agriculturally related field or a Ph.D. in a biological or agricultural science with three (3) years’ experience in an agriculturally related field Bachelor's degree with seven (7) years of demonstrated skills and relevant experience may be considered;
  • Evidence of proficiency and innovation at the previous position must be evident;
  • Technical knowledge of crops and pests within the territory and crop/pest/product expertise across the region in his/her specific areas of training is needed to provide sales support and direction for future research;
  • Working knowledge in all three pest control disciplines;
  • Communication, innovation and human relations skills are necessary to perform the duties of the position, influence decision makers and project a positive Bayer technical image;
  • Ability to evaluate influencers in the territory and the impact they have on Bayer products and their development;
  • Analytical and creative skills are needed to identify and take advantage of new business opportunities within the territory/Sales District/Region;
  • Must be capable of operating experimental and commercial spray equipment and laboratory equipment to carry out the functions of the position;
  • Must obtain and maintain pesticide applicator certification in the states within the territory in order to personally conduct, supervise, or be involved in field testing or demonstration of Bayer products;
  • Proficient computer skills are needed to enter and summarize data, prepare promotional and training literature.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience as a Technical Service Scientist I or equivalent position.


*Domestic relocation assistance may be provided.

.pre {white-space: pre-wrap;} Your application 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. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.