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Scientist, Market Development Technological Support Agronomist (Midwest US)

Scientist, Market Development Technological Support Agronomist (Midwest US)

Location: Houston or Midwest U.S.

Position #: 70304530


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A career at SABIC provides you with an opportunity to leave a lasting positive impact to the world and yourself. From excellent health and well-being benefits to our comprehensive learning programs. We offer a wide range of benefits and offerings that recognize that our people have unique motivations and ambitions. It’s all about matching what matters to you with what matters to us. Let’s explore what matters!


As one of the world’s largest diversified chemical companies, we activate the power of human capital to address society’s future challenges. Through partnerships, we enable life-saving medical innovations and help fight world hunger. We are driving the circular economy for the benefit of communities and our planet through sustainability initiatives, such as our TRUCIRCLE™ portfolio.  Our success is built upon the collective excellence of our 32,000 employees in 50+ countries.  Our values – Inspire, Engage, Create, and Deliver – are the foundation of our success. To learn more about these and how we strive to Be the Impact, click here.


Our purpose is "Chemistry that Matters". This is what drives us to do what we do. "Chemistry" goes beyond applying science and technology to enhance the supply of essential materials to the world. It is how we work, to build long-lasting relationships of trust. “What Matters” is making a meaningful impact for the world – through the customers and communities we collaborate with, so that we succeed and grow together.


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Job Summary

The purpose of Market Development Technological Support (MDTS) is to successfully deploy new Agri-Nutrient products to the market. MDTS regional sales agronomist shares this purpose on a regional level with three clear objectives to fulfill the purpose.

1) Conduct agronomic and other trials to provide evidence of new products Value Propositions to support and develop marketing materials for product launch

2) Drive and support business in premarketing and sales to customers of new products

3) Build the capabilities of MDTS, contribute to a shared global agronomy database, provide customer needs identification, support SABIC  innovation pipeline and develop the  standard process to commercialization.


How You Can Be the Impact

  • Provide and continuously develop technical research and scientific product development capability. Create the basic materials to support sales (Technical Data Sheets TDS/ Flyers/Brochures/Training (internal and external)

  • Design and implement and report on field trials for Value Proposition (VP) determination and evidence. Prove the value of the product technically, translate the ROI value to farmer $ and other benefits, prove the premium. Understand the complexity of field trial results and the potential meaning for practical application by farmers. Expertly consider agricultural production and application systems and effect on product development

  • Support Sales with internal VP training, customer presentations, marketing data, technical data and customer and market engagement on new products. Initial customer offering and product establishment sales.

  • Contribute to and manage the MDTS agronomy data base (ARM system)

  • Understand and support the ideation process based on market needs pull) vs Research (push) for product success. Feed the innovation pipeline by understanding and anticipating what the market is seeking or will adopt

  • Contribute to the development of Business Cases by providing Market Intelligence and customer perspectives to support product development selection in your region

  • Contribute to the development of Business Cases by knowledge of regulatory requirements and fertilizer production and product trends to build business cases in your region.



What Matters to SABIC

  • Bachelor Ag Science, Soil science, Agronomy.

  • Minimum 5-10 years practicing agronomy in Ag systems demonstrating 1) on farm advice 2) field trial establishment, management and reporting 3) fertilizer recommendations. Minimum 5-10 years fertilizer industry experience in specialties area including 1) exposure to sales and or P&L accountability 2) Demonstrated exposure to product development.

  • Deep local customer engagement, at senior levels, within the region.

  • Agronomy competencies with trial / experiment design/execution/analysis/reporting/training/marketing. Strategic selling, funnel and opportunity management, technical sales, MDCS (consultative selling).

  • Ability to travel 25-50%


Eligibility Requirements

  • You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the “Apply Now/Apply” option on this page.

  • You must be 18 years or older

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work for SABIC in the United States on a full-time basis.


Work Availability

Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this position. Applicants must be regularly available and willing to work during assigned hours of operation and such other hours as the company determines are necessary or desirable to meet business needs


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