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Crop Specialist - AgVantage FS - Mechanicsville, IA

 

AgVantage FS is headquartered in Waverly, Iowa with branches in Northern and Eastern Iowa. AgVantage FS has about 400 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 23,000 customers. The cooperative does business in agronomy, energy, grain, precision agronomy, agri-finance, and crop insurance. AgVantage FS is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

 

If you enjoy sales-related work and are interested in crop inputs, crop protection pesticides, seed products, service income, technical services, and ag-finance then we can’t wait to talk to you!  We are looking for a Crop Specialist that is eager to go above and beyond helping our customers reach their goals by demonstrating expert knowledge of our products and services. A few key areas of emphasis include:

 

Setting and meetings sales goals determined by both you and your supervisor
 

Implementing marketing plans and developing sales strategies that generate profitable sales in an assigned territory
 

Developing territory and competitive analysis to maintain a current knowledge of the marketplace and competition

 


WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE

 

Associates Degree, eagerness to learn, passion and motivation for exceeding goals

 

2 years in a related field
 

An understanding of production agriculture
 

A knack for relationship building and problem-solving
 

Ability to obtain the following professional certifications: CCA, CCS, CPAg, and Commercial Applicator license
 

Ability to work in all weather and noise conditions
 

Ability to work around dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards with appropriate safety  measures
 

Ability to lift 51-75 lbs.

 


WHAT WE BRING TO THE TABLE

 

We value relationships and people first and foremost
 

We are a company that give back to the community
 

We emphasize sustainability practices and stewardship of our resources
 

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

We ensure that employee health and wellness matters to us!
 

We offer a robust benefits package including a company funded pension, 401(k) and generous PTO.


 

WHAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT US

 

AgVantage FS takes community development seriously. They donated money to over 30 local organizations and associations last year.

 

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: Cedar Rapids
Nearest Secondary Market: Iowa City

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