Crop Specialist - Wabash Valley Service Company - Ridgway, IL

The FS brand represents a standard of excellence for agricultural and energy-related products. It's the people who represent the FS brand that set it apart. As local cooperatives, FS Companies believe it is their responsibility to ensure that our earth, our communities, and businesses perform together, sustainably. FS Companies are committed to ensuring the continued profitability for the company, their owners, and their customers, while enacting to help the environment and greater good.


Summary Statement: The purpose of this position is to help maximize Company profitability by effectively marketing all crops department products the Company currently markets by working with patrons to improve the profitability of their farming operations.


Qualification Requirements:

Normally requires a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in agriculture, marketing, or business, or the equivalent thereof, and 2 years or more of related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of production agriculture.


Essential Job Functions: 

Responsible for all crops department-marketing activities in the Gallatin/Saline County trade area.


Must hold or be willing to work toward the attainment of CCA accreditation, Commercial Applicator w/applicable categories, as well as the CCS certification from Growmark.


Ability to obtain and maintain the appropriate driver’s license and satisfactory driving record for the type of vehicle that will be required to operate in order to perform all the duties assigned prior to employment. Daily independent travel within the trade area with occasional over-night stays


Responsible for maintaining productive sales call program, continually developing new, prospective customers in the territory, and effectively executing a marketing program currently known as Focus 5.


Must be familiar with billing and administrative procedures including effective utilization of computer marketing information systems, FieldAlytics and AgVance accounting software.


Responsible for the effective execution of credit administration program as directed by the Credit Manager and adherence to the published credit policy of the Company.


Responsible for maintaining a working knowledge base of all products marketed through the facilities necessary to helping patrons achieve the goal of improving their profitability.


Must be familiar with technological advances in the crops area and successfully market the service component of the Company’s product offering to patrons.


Provides highest level of customer service to all customers.


Responsible for adherence to all company and government safety and regulatory policies.


Perform other duties as assigned.

FS. Bringing You What's Next. 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, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.


Nearest Major Market: Carbondale

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