Sales Agronomist - GROWMARK FS, LLC - Western NY

 

GROWMARK FS is headquartered in Milford, Delaware with branches in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. GROWMARK FS has about 500 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 13,000 customers. The cooperative does business in seed, agronomy, energy, crop protection, precision agriculture, and custom application. GROWMARK FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.

SALARY: $65,000 - $98,250

 

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT

  • Accountable for profitable sales and market share growth of FS supported seed and provides agronomy technical and sales/marketing leadership with assigned FS companies.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Leads and initiates sales calls with targeted growers coordinated with assigned FS companies to promote FS supported seed brands with primary emphasis on FS seed, crop protection products, and plant food.
  • Provides technical and marketing leadership, promotes, and supports implementation of GROWMARK Agronomy key marketing initiatives.
  • Provides professional field level agronomic and sales support to targeted crop specialists and growers with information concerning the features and corresponding agronomic benefits of GROWMARK Agronomy products and services versus the strengths and weaknesses of other key competitive products and services.
  • Leads assigned FS companies in implementation of key targeted grower strategies and programs for Beyond Boundaries and indentified key accounts.
  • Leads the promotion of GROWMARK agronomy products and services consistent with business plans. In collaboration with the Agronomy Business Director, ensures that FS seed supply intents are developed and communicated to the appropriate GROWMARK Agronomy personnel.

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Support other activities such as ASP, training and certification testing. 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 Ag Business or Agronomy, or the equivalent thereof, and 1 year or more of ag sales related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of seed and crop protection sales.
  • Must have passed the CCA and CCS (or CCS proficiency exam).
  • Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
  • Occasionally required to lift 51 to 70 pounds.
  • Have the ability to travel independently and overnight as needed.
  • Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.

 

Actual compensation will be determined based on experience, location, and other factors permitted by law.

We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.


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