DuPont Field Agronomist - Central Illinois in Peoria, Illinois

Field Agronomist - Central Illinois (Job Number: 200380W-01)


Field Agronomist

Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ has an exciting opportunity for a Field Agronomist serving the Central Illinois region. If you have a passion of helping customers be successful, this is a great opportunity for you!

Summary of Job:

Target field activities to key accounts to build relationships and drive sales of Pioneer® brand products. Develop and provide agronomic and product education and training to the field sales force that supports the sales and service of Pioneer products. Work with the Technical Product Manager and Agronomy Research Manager to plan and conduct Commercial Unit, and Regional agronomy field trials that improve the product management and/or product positioning of Pioneer seed products. Partner with Product Agronomists, Territory Managers, Strategic Account Managers and Sales Reps to create and deliver product and digital services information which improves the productivity and profitability of Pioneer customers. Serve as primary agronomic resource to Territory managers to resolve difficult customer concerns.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Technical Sales

  • Work directly with key accounts to apply agronomy information and product management knowledge to deliver Pioneer brand value and drive sales with targeted accounts.

  • Coordinate the development and delivery of product management information to assigned territories that differentiates Pioneer seed products and drives sales.

  • Assist in resolving customer service calls involving product performance and/or agronomic issues when unable to be resolved by Seller.

  • Provide input on sales team performance, selection and evaluation to the District Lead when requested.

  • Support product life cycle management in assigned area

Agronomy Training

  • Provide structured product management training to sellers that enables them to improve Pioneer seed experience with growers.

  • Coach field sales employees on customer service call best practices.

  • Provide timely agronomic information to the field sales team to support the sales effort.

  • Provide agronomic content for technical and marketing communications for both internal and external audiences (Walking Your Fields, Field Facts and Crop Focus, web, mobile, etc…)

Agronomy Coordination

  • Collaborate with Agronomy Research Manager and Technical Product Manager to coordinate and execute agronomy trials that can be used to support product management, product positioning, and field sales training.

  • Coordinate information/notes and observations related to the performance and management of Pioneer brand seed products including Product Knowledge Plot (PKP) programs.

  • Support the use of digital agronomy tools with field team.


  • Associates degree is required, preferably in an agronomic field. Bachelor’s/Master's Degree in agronomy or equivalent is preferred.

  • At least 5 years Agronomy experience is preferred.

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.

  • Working knowledge of field experimentation methods.

  • Understanding of yield monitors, mapping systems, and spatial data.

  • Observing, analyzing, summarizing, and communicating agronomic/product 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

Demonstrated ability to:

  • Communicate and transfer knowledge both verbally and written.

  • Build/maintain strong relationships with customers, key industry/market influencers, Pioneer & DuPont internal partners and teammates.

  • DuPont internal partners and teammates.

  • Work effectively within a team environment.

  • Lead and influence projects and coach individuals in accomplishing defined objectives/goals.

  • Understands the needs and values of partners and customers and develop solutions to satisfy/retain.

  • Get results by taking initiative, overcoming obstacles & finding creative solutions.

  • Work independently with minimum supervision and operate within budget.

  • Work in and adapt to a rapidly changing business environment

Corteva Agriscience™, the agriculture division of DowDuPont™, is the only major agriscience company completely dedicated to agriculture. By combining the colossal strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences, we've harnessed agriculture's brightest minds and expertise gained over two centuries of scientific achievement to enrich the lives of producers and consumers alike. We are driven by our beliefs and our purpose, which is to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come.

We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.

At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Illinois-Peoria

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Associate's Degree/College Diploma (±13 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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