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.

Technology Development Rep

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, (Technology Development Rep - Michigan), are to: 

  • Develop and drive the commercial growth of new products by delivering data, insights and information to describe distinguishing features, advantages and benefits, document value and generate customer demand;
  • Strategy and Planning
    • Develops, executes and continuously improves a strategic plan for territory, aligned with business unit objectives, that increases sales rep and dealer effectiveness, grows customer engagement, and ultimately increases market share and profitability;
    • Leads the planning of field-based applied research that will inform the strategic development and application of products that meet growers' and supply chain customers' needs;
    • Uses overall understanding of market potential, competition, key trends, research and emerging market forces to become an industry expert and develop strategies and plans that effectively grow market share and profitability;
    • Maximizes on opportunities to position the value and performance of products to growers, dealers and other supply-chain customers through sales teams and dealers;
  • Field – Based Applied Research
    • Defines and plans the appropriate trial based on the objective (product selection, FABS, recommendations);
    • Develop and follows sounds research protocols based on the selected that meet Bayer's data needs;
    • Manages relationships with third-party cooperators to ensure timely completion of research projects and integrity of data collected;
    • Manages the logistical details involved with field-based applied research to ensure timely completion of research projects and integrity of data collected;
    • Analyzes collected data using appropriate and scientifically rigorous methods. Uses analysis to assist with production selection, to develop FABs, and to assist in developing recommendations;
  • Applied Product Knowledge
    • Leverages knowledge of the near-term product pipeline to inform and lead sales support, field-based applied research, and knowledge transfer efforts;
  • Knowledge Transfer
    • Organizes and delivers training to sales representatives, dealers, MD counterparts, and marketing through field days and other forums;
    • Creates and uses tools from collected and analyzed data to develop the performance story, support the transfer of product and agronomic knowledge, and support the sales process.

Who you are


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:


  • Master’s degree in Plant Sciences or Agribusiness (agronomy, plant pathology, weed sciences or closely-related discipline) OR a Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of experience in the agricultural industry (product development, agricultural consulting, agricultural production, research);
  • Agronomic knowledge of vegetable crop production;
  • Highly analytical with the ability to convert data into practical knowledge and solutions for growers;
  • Demonstration of strong customer focus and sales orientation;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to perform successfully in a fast-paced, dynamic, team-based environment;
  • Self-motivate and assertive with a results orientation;
  • Willingness to travel extensively in the territory and occasional national travel.




Domestic relocation assistance may be offered for this position.



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.

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.


Country: United States
Location: Residence Based
Functional Area: [sap_fa_13]
Entry Level: 5