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Turf Specialist - Conserv FS - Wauconda, IL

 

Conserv FS is a full-service agriculture cooperative offering high quality turf, energy, and agronomy products and services for the purpose of improving customer profitability since 1928. Conserv FS is headquartered in Woodstock, IL and serves patrons in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Backed by a track record of success, an excellent group of employees, and a strong financial position, Conserv FS is among the premier ag supply companies in the geography it serves. The Conserv FS vision is to be the best, most innovative and diversified agricultural cooperative. 

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT

 

Generates profitable sales in the assigned territory through target marketing, competitive analysis, and providing value-added turf and golf products, services, and recommendations.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Implements marketing plans and develops sales strategies that generate profitable sales in the assigned territory.

 

Travels to client locations within assigned territory to establish Conserv FS brand and obtain orders for products and services.

 

Utilizes target marketing and professional sales techniques, including the FS sales interview road map, emphasis of appropriate f features and benefits, and contact management system when calling on patrons and prospects.

 

Adheres to Conserv FS’s sales and marketing strategies and attends GROWMARK sales trainings as offered.

 

Responsible for meeting sales goals as established by supervisor.

 

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

 

Provides value-added Turf products, services, and recommendations to patrons and prospects. Participates in scheduling product delivery and application to patron locations.

 

Conducts regular patron meetings on product and technical information to develop customer relationships and drive sales.

 

Provides customer service by following up on customer complaints and seeking a reasonable “win/win” resolution.

 

Ensures the credit worthiness of customers, quotes prices and credit terms, and prepares sales contracts for orders obtained.

 

Collects for sales of all assigned products according to company credit policy.

 

Ensures the credit worthiness of customers, quotes prices and credit terms, and prepares sales contracts for orders obtained. Promotes the use of credit programs as a sales tool and helps provide the required information to establish credit. Works closely with the credit department in collection of accounts receivable.

 

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Responsible for maintaining the assigned vehicle according to company standards, adheres to the uniform policy, and maintains the appropriate professional image.

 

Responsible for completing and updating profile information sheets on all key accounts and targeted prospects.

 

Attains and maintains technical and sales skills to certification standards.

 

Follows Conserv FS’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 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 Golf Course Maintenance.

 

Must possess or obtain a seller’s or solicitor’s license where required by law.

 

Demonstrated Conserv FS essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making, and skill development.

 

Prefer an understanding of Conserv FS’s Turf products, services, and programs.

 

Ability to obtain and maintain the appropriate driver’s license and satisfactory driving record f or the type of vehicle that will be required to operate to perform the duties assigned prior to employment.

 

Daily independent travel within the trade area with occasional over-night stays.

 

Ability and willingness to work extended hours during peak seasons and weekends.

 

Occasionally exposed or required to:
• Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.)
• Noisy conditions
• Working conditions may include dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards with appropriate
safety measures.
• May be required to work at varying heights.
• Lift 51-75 lbs.

 

Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on Conserv FS’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position.

 

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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