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Commercial Agronomist - Northern Illinois - Southern Wisconsin (Rockford, IL)

Pivot Bio

Pivot Bio

Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2024

Job Title: Commercial Agronomist Northern Illinois - Southern Wisconsin (La Salle, IL to Madison, WI)

Location: Northern Illinois - Southern Wisconsin (Rockford, IL)

About Pivot Bio:

Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture. Our first commercial product harnesses the power of naturally-occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops. We are dedicated to providing new sustainable ways for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world’s growing population. Read/Hear more about Pivot Bio on Forbes or PBS News Hour.

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Commercial Agronomist to join our team at Pivot Bio. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in agronomy, with a focus on commercial crop production and management. As a Commercial Agronomist, you will be responsible for providing technical expertise and support to our clients in optimizing their crop production practices and achieving maximum yield and profitability.


  • Build relationships with Pivot Bio sales representatives and growers to help ensure their success while utilizing our products.
  • Active participation in training events, including modern nitrogen advisor. Leading quarterly team data share events with reps in region. Additional local trialing outside of required trials.
  • Lead delivery of technical product knowledge and best practices to employees, sales representatives and growers.
  • Communicate and complete stewardship and compatibility information and testing to ensure product viability and proper use of Pivot Bio products.
  • Facilitate On-Seed application equipment set up and testing to ensure successful use of on-seed products with reps.
  • Train on nitrogen education initiatives to educate reps and growers on efficient nitrogen management practices, including nitrogen application timing, rates, and sources.
  • Provide sales support by collaborating with sales teams to promote and sell Pivot Bio products and programs to clients. This can be done by assisting the TSM with farm calls, trade shows, field tours.
  • Collaborate with local Product Innovation agronomists regarding product testing and validation efforts, as well as general knowledge of extension work, university efforts and other partnerships.
  • Promote sustainability program through grower education on program details, implementation, and data requirements.
  • Recruit, execute and review results of on farm commercial product demos with growers to characterize and demonstrate Pivot Bio product performance.


  • Bachelor's degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, or related field required. Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in commercial agronomy or crop consulting.
  • Strong knowledge of agronomic principles, crop physiology, and soil science.
  • Experience with crop modeling, precision agriculture technologies, and data analysis tools.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Valid driver's license and willingness to travel up to 60% of the time to client locations.
  • Fluent in understanding and ability to educate on nitrogen and nitrogen management.
  • Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions, i.e., heat, humidity, rain, cold, etc. for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces.
  • Must be able to drive or ride in a vehicle for long periods of time.
  • Seasonally the workday may be expanded to allow for tasks to be completed.
  • Must be able to repetitively lift to 55 lbs.

What we offer:

  • Competitive package in a disruptive startup
  • Stock options
  • Health/Dental/Vision insurance with employer-paid premiums
  • Life, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability policies
  • Employee Assistance Program with free referrals and discounts
  • 401(k) plan, 3% Match
  • Commuter benefits
  • Annual Training & Development support
  • Flexible vacation policy with a generous holiday schedule
  • Exciting opportunity to work with a talented and fun team

*Internal employees, please apply by clicking on the Internal Job Board icon on NSIDER

All remote positions and those not located in our Berkeley facility are paid based on National Benchmark data. Following employment, growth beyond the hiring range is possible based on performance.

Hiring Compensation Range
$87,600$109,500 USD