Sales Agronomist

Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Date Posted: 08-30-2017
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Sales Agronomist - Retail; The person in this position is responsible for the retail sales activities of portfolio of Plant Nutrition products within the assigned territory. This is a technical sales position. The ideal candidate will have experience selling specialty value added plant nutrition products, a strong agronomy background, and have a solid understanding of plant nutrition.
  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy and 4-8 years of proven success as a sales agronomist
  • Proven track record of meeting and exceeding sales objectives as a sales agronomist for high value specialty products
  • Demonstrated superior territory sales and management skills and expertise
  • Has consistently developed and executed plans to maximize sales potential
  • Salesforce.com experience preferred.
Travel: Must be able to travel 50-60% of the time with overnight stays. Company vehicle is provided. Clear driving record required.
  • Retain and grow retail customer base and establish sustainable key relationships with retailers, distribution, growers/end-users, and industry within assigned territory
  • Consistently meets or exceeds sales objectives consistent with regional and company financial objectives
  • Develops, implements, updates and reports on sales and marketing plans for the territory including planning, promotions, equipment strategies and budget preparation
  • Actively employ a customer segmentation strategy to execute customer development activities required to achieve growth targets, increase revenue and maximize margin
  • Collaborate with the Regional Agronomist in developing and managing research and field trials focused on key crops and geographies.
  • Identify dealer and grower education program needs. Participate in development and execution of education programs.
  • Utilize innovative communication tools to improve grower awareness of product line, which includes Sulfate of Potash, Wolf Trax nutrition products and additional products in development for growers and dealers.
  • Establish customer contact plans at both management and field sales levels as guided by business results. This includes frequency, type of communication, etc.
  • Actively implement and promote marketing programs and incentives for Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition portfolio of products.
  • Assist in planning and forecasting product movement to facilitate the SOIP and demand planning process.
  • Communicate effectively using Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to prepare PowerPoint presentations and comfortable with public speaking and making PowerPoint presentations to retailers, distribution, growers/end-users, and industry
  • Supports internal database development through CRM (Contact Relationship Management) software.
  • Identify and provide feedback on product improvement and new product development opportunities consistent with customer needs
  • Provide market intelligence from within the territory
  • Perform all duties with the highest level of integrity.
 
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