Southeast Field Development Representative

Location: Florida

Department: Gowan USA

Reports To: Southern Region Sales Manager

Assignment Type: full-time

Geographic Area: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina, Puerto Rico

Location: Florida (preferable)

Responsibilities: The Product Development position has a dual role of field science and technical support responsibility. The Development Representative will conduct and/ or coordinate field research with Gowan products and provide technical support to sales representatives, customers and key Centers of Influence (COI’s) in the assigned territory.

Minimum Qualifications: Advanced degree in Plant Science, Weed Science, Entomology, Plant Pathology or Agronomy with 3-5 years field experience in development of plant protection products. 

Ideal Candidate

  • An advanced degree in science and will have 3-5 years of field experience in evaluation of compounds and cropping systems in the southeastern US geography
  • Extensive experience with citrus, corn, cotton, peaches, peanuts, pecans, soybeans, sugarcane, vegetables, preferred
  • A thorough understanding of the US crop protection industry
  • Experience in planning, designing, implementing and evaluating trials related to plant protection compounds using standard field research techniques
  • Exhibit strong inter-personal skills and be equally skilled at communicating with fellow researchers at the university or private level as well as marketing and sales people and customers
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with experience in translating detailed scientific information into practical decision-ready information for non-technical clients
  • Self-starter able to take initiative and conduct themselves in a professional manner with little direct supervision
  • Strong team player that thrives in the role of being the lead technical expert supporting the sales team in their assigned region 

Examples of Specific Duties

Development duties will include the following:

  • Serve as a liaison between sales and marketing to identify product development opportunities for Gowan products
  • Design, plan and implement replicated trials with insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, miticides, biologicals, and plant growth regulators
  • Conduct trials personally and/or place them with university or private researchers.
  • Collect trial data and complete research reports
  • Make presentations on Gowan products at scientific meetings
  • Assist in obtaining Experimental Use Permits, special use registrations and tracking regulatory information as required by regulatory authorities


Technical Support duties will include:

  • Be the technical resource for the assigned territory
  • Develop training materials on Gowan products and provide technical product training to Sales Representatives in the assigned territory on an as-needed basis
  • Conduct demonstration trials for sales representatives and customers
  • Assist in the assessment of product complaints
  • Assist Sales in developing presentations, sell sheets, technical bulletins etc. for sales tools
  • Assist Sales with presenting product technical features at customer meetings

Must be legally authorized to work in United States.

Contact Information:

Kevin Stewart

Gowan USA

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