Sales Agronomist at Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Posted in General Business 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Trimont, Minnesota





Job Description:


As part of an ever-growing ag community, we are uniquely positioned to address the challenges and seize the opportunities of a growing global population. We are dedicated to finding the most talented people to support the businesses of our member owners, local ag retails and cooperatives across North America. We strive to match people that share our passion for agriculture with sustainable careers in the communities in which our member owners operate. There is no better time to be part of the growing, dynamic world of agriculture - let's help you find your fit.

Sales Agronomist

Summary: This position is responsible for making sound agronomic recommendations to our customers regarding seed, crop nutrients and crop protection products and the sale of the same agronomy products along with custom application and precision ag services.

Location: Trimont, MN

Five Key Roles:

Sales Growth


  • Prospect, build and maintain positive working relationships with current and potential customers

  • Make sound product and services recommendations to customers to improve their operation

  • Enhance vendor relationships and implement programs in the sales area with focus on growing the overall sales of the Agronomy division


Value Creation

  • Represent yourself as a problem solver to provide value added solutions for customers

  • Establish and implement business and marketing solutions with customers

  • Help coordinate and oversee the marketing of all agronomy sales and services


Customer Acquisition & Concentration

  • Continually gather and monitor information on competition and market trends

  • Communicate with Agronomy Sales & Marketing Manager to develop and enhance the performance of the agronomy division

  • Develop and lead the implementation of strategic marketing plans to enhance market share

  • Develop regular sales call strategies with assigned customers and prospects


Customer Relationships

  • Provide superior service to both current and existing customers

  • Resolve all issues in both the company's and the customer best interest

  • Profile and target key customers to attain achievable growth through increased market share by implementing marketing programs set by agronomy management


Professional Development

  • Possess and maintain knowledge of agronomy related products/programs and the agronomy industry

  • Attend meetings, training, professional development and continuing education opportunities


Other

  • Live the Cooperative brand by demonstrating a commitment to doing what's right, a solid work ethic, a strong sense of ownership, a passion for excellence, and genuine respect for others

  • Set and complete quarterly rocks

  • Be personally responsible for the safety of self and others

  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


  • Proficient computer skills with the ability to learn other key operational computer programs

  • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing

  • Strong analytical and decision making abilities

  • Ability to remain goal-driven in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent organizational skills including multi-tasking, planning, and prioritizing

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:


  • Valid driver's license

  • Meet the driver qualification standards set by the self-insured group in which the cooperative is a member

  • Pre-employment drug testing required

  • Comply with Cooperative Drug and Alcohol Policy

Qualifications:


  • Graduation from an accredited related program. Relevant experience may be substituted for education.

  • CCA Certification desired

  • Demonstrated experience understating customers' unique problems and determining the best fit for their needs

  • Agricultural background desirable

If you have questions about how to apply, please call the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.





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