has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations Retail Division! We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter to join our growing agriculture organization. You will be an Agronomy Sales Representative
, working with farmers, ranchers, and producers. You will promote the proper use of crop protection products, plant food, seed and other services offered at the cooperative to area producers by making on-the-farm sales presentations.
Basic Qualifications (required):
- Create and recommend specific agronomy (mainly vegetable crop) programs to targeted accounts with the goal of increasing agronomy business.
- Spend a majority of time in the country working with farmers to earn business.
- Utilize seed, Precision Farming technology, finance, and other marketing tools to grow market share.
- Understand the business functions of the employee team and assist the team in improving the efficiency and profitability of the location(s) assigned.
- Coordinate with custom applicators and tanks on the spreading, spraying, and delivery of bulk fertilizer to assure the cost effective use of equipment.
- Establish and maintain effective public relations through customer education and the promotion of new products.
- Ensure that federal and state regulations pertaining to chemicals and fertilizers are observed and adhered to.
- Work with patrons in a courteous and professional manner.
- Perform other duties as needed or assigned.
- Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.
Preferred Qualifications (desired):
- Two or four year degree in an ag-related field of study.
- One to three years additional Agronomy/seed experience, OR Scouting/intern experience, OR Plant worker experience, OR Agricultural background.
- Extensive knowledge of agronomy.
- Excellent communication and problem-solving capabilities to provide cost effective services for cooperative patrons.
- Ability to work extended hours in-season.
- Good mathematical aptitude.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- A valid driver's license and ability to meet CHS driving standards.
- Ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, bend, climb and lift up to 50 pounds.
- CCA Certification or willingness to obtain.
- Minimum five years experience in agri-business.