Agronomist, NK Seed - State College, Pennsylvania
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Agronomist, NK Seed - State College, Pennsylvania (18016770)

About Syngenta

Syngentais a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringingplant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countrieswork together to solve one of humanity's most pressing challenges: growing morefood with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplaceenvironment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative andtrusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of ourcustomers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. Nomatter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding theworld and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future ofagriculture.

AtSyngenta, we are working to build the most collaborative and trusted team inagriculture that provides leading seeds innovations to enhance the prosperityof farmers. Our Seeds Agronomy team is currently seeking an Agronomist for NK Seedin the Pennsylvania and New York territory. As the NK Agronomist, you will implement the NK Brand strategy in your territoryand provide intense local knowledge and agronomic expertise to address complexagricultural challenges.

Youwill enhance the prosperity of farmers by:

  • Being the product and technology expert for both corn and soybean seeds in the assigned commercial unit, both for Syngenta and competitive products
  • Leading product training process for employees and customers of NK Seeds
  • Evaluating experimental trials to aid in training the sales force on new product launches, and provide marketing input into product advancements
  • Providing input on production planning and portfolio, representing assigned district
  • Sharpening competitive intelligence on pricing and products
  • Supporting product-based campaign development in the district
  • Providing localized and targeted product, technology and agronomic information and advice to DM, Sales Reps, channel partners, customers and prospects
  • Promoting Syngenta products at meetings, field days, and in customer meetings
  • Supporting and coordinating plot locations and entries in the assigned area
  • Obtain buy-in from Commercial Operations on local portfolio direction and strategies
  • Teach and develop the agronomic skills to Sales Representatives, Seed Account Managers and Seed Advisers
  • Call on customers with Sales Representatives and serve as a role model, teacher and coach to Sales Representatives and Seed Advisers
  • Act as Key interface with District and Campaign team
  • Partner with Sales Reps to plan strategies to effectively compete with competitor products
  • Continue to develop professionally by remaining current with new technologies, management innovations and sales management developments
Territory Includes: Pennsylvania and New York

Cities include: State College and Lancaster Pennsylvania andIthaca and Scranton, New York


* Bachelor ofScience in Agronomy or related field required preferred

* 2 years ofexperience in Agronomy or sales as well as strong technical background

* 2 years ofexperience in Research and Development role with strong understanding of salesand commercial aspects

Preferred Requirements

*Deep knowledge of the seed industry
* Basic understanding of marketing principles and techniques

* Understanding ofstatistical principals and data analysis

* Significanttechnical knowledge of product portfolio, product pipeline and product valuepropositions

* Understanding ofAgronomic theory - knowledge of farming best practices, seed technologies, cropprotection

*Understanding of segmentation strategy and priorities

*20% of work performed in a standard home office environment
* 80% of work performed in vehicle, at meetings and in field locations withemployees, co-workers, customers and other associates

What We Offer:
  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that startsthe same day you do
  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & RetirementSavings Contribution
  • Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave,Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others
  • A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversityand offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year

Syngentais an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment,hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons ofrace, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation,marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Familyand Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

EqualEmployment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC)

EmployeePolygraph Protection Act (EPPA)


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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