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Bayer Seed & Trait Technology Development Rep II - Northeast Iowa in Des Moines, Iowa

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.

Seed & Trait Technology Development Rep II - Northeast Iowa


The primary responsibilities of this role, Seed and Trait Technology Development Representative II (Northeast Iowa), are to:

  • Collect, summarize and present product performance information for sales, agronomy and customers;

  • Serve as local expert on commercial products and uses;

  • Be responsible for product training to sales, key customers and local new hires;

  • Provide input to Product Development on changes, expansions and local label needs;

  • Organize safely and execute high level Technology Development national field trial research program, including identifying suitable trial locations and cooperators, research plot establishment and maintenance;

  • Develop and help lead regional field trial implementation;

  • Collect successfully and enter relevant field trial data;

  • Present relevant field trial data to local teams;

  • Identify and support business need for technical information, seed, trait, biologicals, crop protection, agronomic systems, for the local geography to assist in driving the commercial business;

  • Act as local technical lead for new commercial offerings in seed, trait, biologicals or crop protection for local geography;

  • Address key technical issues (i.e. weed resistance management) and support communication to stakeholders (i.e. Agronomy, academics) and identify opportunities for research collaborations;

  • Be a local influence on business relationships (internal, academics and other external partners);

  • Recruit, hire and manage summer assistants;

  • Coordinate research site activities including ESH (safety), compliance, manage contract staff;

  • Execute demos and key sales support activities where relevant;

  • Position entails driving a company vehicle (pooled or assigned to the individual). This may include being required to drive greater than 7,500 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; ​

  • Position requires driving for the company that will fall under DOT/FMCSA jurisdiction and may require a CDL. This may entail the hauling of trailers, product, supplies or equipment in a safe manner.

Domestic relocation assistance may be offered with this role.


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. in Agriculture or related discipline with at least seven years of experience in Agronomy, Sales, Field Development or Research and Development (R&D) related roles or M.S. with at least five years of experience in Agriculture or related discipline or Ph.D. with at least two of experience in Agriculture or related discipline;

  • Strong understanding of Bayer germplasm, traits and crop protection in the assigned geography;

  • Makes recommendations on agronomic components and systems;

  • Strong technical and sales support (local influence);

  • Obtain and maintain a pesticide applicator certification in the state(s) within the territory;

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

  • Valid driver’s license. Driving record (MVR) will be reviewed (i.e. moving violations, accidents, license suspension, etc.) and must meet guidelines based on the company’s Risk Screening for Hiring Drivers;

  • Possess a DOT Driver medical card or the ability to obtain one through successfully completing and passing a DOT physical. In addition, candidate must be able to meet all applicable DOT/FMCSA criteria. Drivers with previous DOT driving experience may be required to undergo FMCSA safety checks and applicable review.


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 : Iowa : Residence Based

Division: Crop Science

Reference Code: 346701

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