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Agronomy Location Manager #2689 (Northwest - Indiana)

Posted: January 18th 2018

Large independent Ag retailer is seeking a Location Manager for Northwest Indiana. This position will be responsible for the overall financial performance of the location. This will include: sales, operations, personnel, and profitability. This company is an industry leader in agronomy technology, proprietary products, and seed sales.

This position will sell fertilizer, crop protection products, seed, and service that will optimize the company's market share and savings, help achieve the Company's mission and goals, and result in outstanding customer service.

Job Description
  • Work with Agronomy Division Manager to establish yearly sales goals
  • Maintain delivery schedules and sales to customers, providing exceptional customer service
  • Make regular sales calls on all potential customers in the trade area
  • Make proper recommendations and applications of products sold
  • Assist in developing competitive marketing strategies
  • Provide the service necessary to meet goals and objectives. This includes: responding to customer calls promptly, encouraging repeat sales by enhancing the profitability of customers, and maintaining proficiency in retail sales and knowledge of appropriate programs.
  • Two or four year degree in Agribusiness, or related program or equivalent previous experience
  • Self-motivated, dependable, and organized
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer knowledge
This position offers a competitive wage and exceptional benefits package.

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Custom Applicator #2695 (Northeast - Indiana)

Posted: January 17th 2018

We have a progressive Ag retailer in Northeast Indiana seeking an experienced commercial applicator. This company has great equipment and a strong customer base.

The ideal candidate will have a farm background and experience operating large equipment. $15-$18 per hour plus full benefits. Class A CDL and 1A commercial applicator license are required.

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Soybean Seed Production Plant Operations Manager #2668 (East Central - Ohio)

Posted: January 17th 2018

This position is responsible for the coordination of plant resources (in conjunction with other location production leaders) to ensure timely completion of tasks as dictated by the Location Manager.

Coordinate and supervise any / all of the following: administrative activity – provide operating information and assist in cost control, plant conditioning operation, packaging activity, purchasing of operational supplies, and warehousing/shipping.  This position ensures that the plant operates in an efficient and safe manner, ensures that all machinery and equipment is kept in the best working condition.  As the coordinator of all production activity, the operations manager schedules all employee work activity, ensuring employee's ongoing compliance with ISO 9001-2000.

Train employees according to location training needs.  Promote health and safety standards, maintain a neat and clean work environment, and successful team-oriented working relationships.  The ability to perform as a team leader and accomplish detailed work is necessary.  The operations manager is well versed in safety details, and assures that the entire staff is trained and follows the safety program initiatives of the company

Explain work expectations to employees and help employees to develop skills to ensure their growth and development.

Summary of Activities

Soybean Production Plant Operations Manager Responsibilities
●    Quality control procedures
●    Production plan development
●    Field inspections
●    Bin sampling
●    Operate & monitor conditioning equipment
●    Operate & monitor packaging equipment
●    Production scheduling
●    Inventory management & warehousing
●    Manages other activities as required

General Activities
●    Location ISO program
●    Location safety program
●    Personnel management, hiring & coaching activities

Education and Job Experience Desired:
Agronomy, Ag Business, and other Agriculture-related degrees will be considered.  Interested candidates need to be energetic, hands-on, possess excellent communication and personal organization skills.

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Agronomy Sales Associate #2694 (Northern - Indiana)

Posted: January 12th 2018

Job Summary:
An Agronomy Sales Associate is responsible for coordinating the sale of supply products and services that will optimize company's market share, efficiency and profitability. The Agronomy Sales Associate will work with growers to promote the proper use of crop protection products, crop nutrients, seed and other services offered by the company, through the utilization of on-farm sales presentations. These duties must be achieved all while upholding company's mission, goals and values, and ultimately result in outstanding customer service.

Essential Duties:
  • Lead and initiate sales calls with target growers in an assigned area to promote company's products and services
  • Employ a majority of available time with growers at their operations, in an effort to earn their business
  • Conduct interactions with growers in a courteous and professional manner
  • Create, recommend and market specific agronomy programs for target accounts, with the goal of increasing agronomy business
  • Utilize seed, Progressive Crop Technology products, precision farming solutions and other marketing tools to grow market share
  • Establish and maintain "State of the Art" knowledge of agronomy practices, and the ability to promote and implement these practices with growers
  • Identify with team strengths and utilize in improving efficiency and profitability
  • Coordinate with location managers/dispatchers to ensure timely and efficient delivery of product and services
  • Submit reports in a timely, accurate manner, as required by the manager
  • Adhere to compliance of all national and state agronomy regulations
  • Promote and uphold company's safety culture; in addition to governmental regulations
  • Accept responsibility for personal development in professional sales skills and technical training
  • Maintain and develop technology, time management and communication skills
  • Meet with manager semi-annually to discuss and evaluate job expectations and responsibilities
  • Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree in an agricultural field. (E.g. Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Agronomy, Business, etc.) or
  • Minimum of three years experience in agriculture sales or management
  • Extended hours during peak seasons are required

Essential Competencies:
Account Management, Analysis, Communication, Consistency, Customer Focus, Customer Service, Initiative, Innovation, Integrity, Job Knowledge, Listening Skills, Problem Solving/Analysis, Product Knowledge, Safety, Sales Goals, Sales Skills and Sales Team Support.

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District Sales Manager #2693 (North Central - Iowa)

Posted: January 10th 2018

An independent regional seed company is seeking an experienced seed sales professional for North Central Iowa. This opportunity requires direct sales of the company's full line of corn, soybeans, and forage products. The ideal candidate will have a BS degree in Ag with good agronomy and seed sales skills and experience with the agriculture industry in the area. Promotional opportunities will be available.

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