Field Sales Agronomist - Sunrise FS

GROWMARK Inc   •  

Virginia, IL

Industry: Business Services

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 293 days ago

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PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT

Under the direction of the Marketing Manager, plans, directs and coordinates agronomic and technical services to field staff and customers.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Works with sales staff to provide comprehensive field training in agronomic and plant nutrition sciences.

Addresses agronomic challenges and recommends suggested changes in management practices.

Develops, implements and manages On Farm Discovery approach to providing hands on research regarding product performance and introduction of new products to markets. 

Experiments with new technology in order to develop new products that can be easily and practically introduced to grower/customers by field sales staff

Coaches sales staff on using technical information and specific in-field diagnostic techniques to support product sales.

Conducts meetings/workshops/field days for crops sales to provide technical training, in-field product comparisons and comparisons to competitive products.

Provides in-field agronomic consulting with personnel and growers.

Provides technical information and conducts seminars for customers/growers in order to enhance their agronomic knowledge..

Coordinates with field staff regarding specific crop problems.

Contributes to newsletter focused on providing customers with current insight of crop challenges or management practice concerns.  (e.g. Field by Field, Production Solutions)

Coordinates with GROWMARK’s technical staff, and develops relationships with industry end-users, agricultural staff at local universities, extension offices and local government agricultural  agencies.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

Supports and contributes to total company goals and objectives through collaboration efforts.

Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.

Performs all other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Normally requires a Bachelor’s degree in agronomy, plant science, or related field or the equivalent thereof, and 5 years or more of agricultural related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of truf production, scientific analysis, and the development of field trial comparisons.

Prefer and understanding of agriculture, plant nutrition, soil chemistry and plant pathology, as well as knowledge of scientific methods, field experimentation and best agricultural management practices.

Prefer and understanding of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resource management, leadership technique, production methods and coordination of people and resources.

Prefer and understandind of providing customer service including assessing customer needs, meeting quality standards and evaluation customer satisfaction.

Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.

Prefer an understanding and experience with the general ledger, financialreports, and business analysis information, etc. and the ability to develop processes and procedures to improve efficiencies.                                                            

Must have and maintain valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

 Req Id 65021