GROWMARK Energy Sales Intern - New Century FS - Manson, IA

 

New Century FS is headquartered in Grinnell, Iowa with locations in Central Iowa. New Century FS has about 210 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 4,500 customers. The cooperative does business in agronomy, energy, and precision farming. New Century FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT

 

This internship is designed to build upon a candidate’s demonstrated entrepreneurial drive by providing access to energy products and equipment, customer accounts, delivery and logistical management, marketing concepts, sales and territory maintenance, and other critical functions required to sustain and grow a profitable sales territory.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Under direct supervison of the Location Manager and/or Energy Sales Manager:

 

  • Assist with the sales and delivery of energy products to key customer accounts.
  • Assist with the facilitating of company goals and objectives to grow the business.
  • Provides assistance with and implement sales strategies that generate profitable sales to existing and prospective customers within a specific region.
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with customers, industry representatives, and employees.
  • Participate and facilitate the development of a strategic project that adds value to the department.
  • Conduct marketing research and analysis in conjunction with your project
  • Customize and produce advertising and sales support materials, including direct mailers, literature, presentations, program introductions, and other materials.
  • Understands the various roles and structure of Energy Division and works collaboratively with all areas to identify opportunities for improved customer service.
  • Projects a positive, professional image in all workings with customers, industry representatives, and employees.
  • Maintains company vehicle, performs basic maintenance as needed.

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  • 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

 

  • Must be pursuing a Marketing, Communications, or Agriculture Degree at a 4 year university, with a status of at least a second semester junior or first semester senior in good academic standing at the time the internship begins.
  • Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.
  • 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. 
  • Where required by law, must possess or obtain a selling or solicitor’s license.
  • Must maintain or have the ability to acquire and maintain an EMS (Energy Management Specialist) certification.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
  • Must be willing to work hours beyond those considered “normal.”
  • Frequently exposed to extreme weather conditions. Working conditions may occasionally include dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards with appropriate safety measures.
  • 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. 

 

WHAT WE BRING TO THE TABLE

 

  • We value relationships and people first and foremost

 

  • We are a company that is committed to being an innovation leader in the agriculture industry

 

  • We emphasize sustainability practices and stewardship of our resources

 

  • We enjoy access to in-house training and leadership development opportunities

 

WHAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT US

The GROWMARK Internship Program has been in existence for 65 years. The program has given over 1,350 students the opportunity to explore career paths and develop professionally; many of which still call the FS GROWMARK System “home” today!

 

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.

 


Nearest Major Market: Fort Dodge
Nearest Secondary Market: Ames

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