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Field Agronomy Sales Specialist

Company name
AG Leader Technology

Location
Ames, IA, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Sales, Agriculture

Posted on
Jan 04,2019

Valid Through
Apr 19,2019

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Field Agronomy Sales Specialist

Location: Ames, Iowa

We are presently looking for a Field Agronomy Sales Specialist to join our team. This position will help lead the effort in educating growers, dealers and team members on the practical application and agronomic benefits of current and emerging precision agriculture technologies across multiple crop production environments.

The Right Person Will

Have a passion for establishing and maintaining excellent customer relationships

Be growth-minded and offer innovative ideas that challenge the status quo

Thrive in a collaborative and dynamic environment

Be dedicated to bringing their best every day with strong attention to detail

Responsibilities

Facilitate the practical research of Ag Leader products in various crop production environments through annual on-farm trials

Lead agronomy focused educational training, regional workshops and local farm gate discussions to communicate and demonstrate the agronomic benefits of precision technology

Leverage existing relationships with universities, industry experts and influential producers for on-farm and trial-based research, as well as foster new relationships

Summarize performance data to drive sales and effectively utilize available Ag Leader products

Collaborate with Sales & Marketing team to ensure key agronomic resources and messages are available to field sales teams, dealers and end users

Work with Product Management to communicate dealer and customer needs and bring agronomic understanding to market opportunities

Identify real-life crop production and management challenges that farmers face and explore how Ag Leader can assist in solving these problems with current and future product and services offerings

Collaborate with Product Management and Marketing teams to position the commercial introduction of new products and services

Other duties as assigned

Up to 70% travel.

Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Ag Systems Technology or related field required

Thorough understanding of precision ag technologies and their applications

Minimum 5 years of experience in an agricultural-related field – through field research, Ag sales, extension work or farm management.

CCA (Certified Crop Advisor certification) or ability to obtain CCA within 12 months of start date

Comfortable presenting to small and large audiences and delivering information in a charismatic way.

Ability to lead and influence projects and coach individuals in accomplishing defined objectives and goals

Effective organizational and communication skills

Ability to gather, analyze and effectively present information on a variety of subjects

Strong teamwork and time management skills with the ability to multi-task

Prior experience with Ag Leader technology is strongly preferred

Strong preference for someone based in or willing to relocate to Ames, IA

Company info

AG Leader Technology
Phone : 515-735-7000
Fax : 515-735-7001

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