GROWMARK Agronomy Sales Intern - West Central FS - West Point, 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.

 

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT

 

Serves as the Agronomy Sales intern under the direction of the Crop Specialist, responsible for prospecting/sales of agronomy within an assigned territory.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  • Participates in selected sales activities, i.e. customer meetings, trade shows, sales meeting to keep abreast of sales trends and sales environment
  • Hands on experience in agronomy; scouts crops to ensure they meet the appropriate agronomic conditions and makes proper recommendations regarding ways to improve and increase customer satisfaction
  • Maintains accurate records of all sales and prospecting activities
  • Identifies progressive customers and coordinates the sharing of these lists with energy & agronomy sales representatives
  • Coordinate communication with multi-site contacts, schedule field activities and carry out projects.

 

 

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 an agriculture related degree at a 4-year university with the status of at least a second semester junior or first semester senior in good academic standing at time the internship begins.
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.
  • Frequently required to life 51-70 pounds as needed
  • Potentially exposed and required to work in extreme weather conditions (heat, cold, wet, etc.), as well as working at various heights or elevated platforms
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license and can travel independently and overnight as needed.
  • 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 YOU’LL BE DOING

 

If you enjoy being outside and are interested in gaining hands-on Agronomy and selling experience, then we can’t wait to talk to you!  We are looking for an Agronomy Sales Intern that is eager to go above and beyond helping our customers.   A few areas of emphasis include:

 

  • Participates in selected sales activities, i.e. customer meetings, trade shows, sales meeting to keep abreast of seed sales trends and sales environment
  • Hands on experience in agronomy; scouts crops to ensure they meet the appropriate agronomic conditions and makes proper recommendations regarding ways to improve and increase customer satisfaction
  • Maintains accurate records of all sales and prospecting activities

 

 

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE

 

  • Must be pursuing a degree or certification from a community college, technical college or university and in good academic standing at time the internship begins.
  • You are in good academic standing

 

 

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!

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.

 


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