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Sales Associate Temp (Full-time, Temporary) - GROWMARK, Inc. - Bloomington, IL

GROWMARK is a regional cooperative with annual sales of $8.5 billion (FY 2016 data) providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services in more than 40 states and Ontario, Canada.  GROWMARK is ranked fourth on the NCB Co-op 100 listing of the nation’s 100 highest revenue-earning cooperative businesses.  GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. GROWMARK is large enough to offer solid career opportunities, but small enough to provide a family-oriented, welcoming environment and great benefits.

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT

 

Serves as back-up for a full range of customer services to support Seed Division's effort in sales, distribution and vendor reporting of all seed products to ultimately lead to increased profitability for our customers and member cooperatives. 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Responsible for monitoring and maintaining seed inventories in SAP in a manner that facilitates shipping and end of year reporting.

 

Responsible for reporting and reconciling information with seed vendors in a timely and efficient manner.

 

Cross trains with other Seed Operations staff in order to provide uninterrupted support for customers as needed.

 

Works with Field Sales Agronomists to administer programs offered by GROWMARK and our seed partners.

 

Collaborates with Logistics in administering and maintaining delivery and order service programs that are efficient and economical for GROWMARK as well as member cooperatives.


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

 

Normally requires an associate’s degree in business-related field and related experience or the equivalent thereof.

 

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.

 

Proven professional communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills and the ability to establish and maintain working relationships with employees, customers, and vendors.

 

Proven ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.

 

Ability to work hours other than those considered “normal”.

 

Proven computer skills and the ability to use the computer to enhance business processes.

 

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.

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: Bloomington IL
Nearest Secondary Market: Normal

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