CHS Member Cooperative Career Center

Lead Sales Agronomist

Location: East Central, South Dakota
Date Posted: 11-06-2018
CHS Cooperative Resources is partnering with a progressive member cooperative in East Central, South Dakota to hire a Sales Agronomist. The successful applicant must have a strong skillset, including building customer relationships and a drive to exceed customer expectations.
 
Responsibilities:
 
  • Report weekly sales to department manager or designated person.
  • Grow sales to meet annual goal with prompt and courteous work ethics.
  • Conduct daily sales calls to current and potential customers
  • Inform department manager of potential problems or new business opportunities.
  • Promote the proper use of crop protection products, seed and precision agriculture to customers to grow market share.
  • Create and recommend specific agronomy programs based off yield results, crop scouting and seed knowledge to customers.
  • Majority of time spent in the country working with producers to earn business.
  • Understand the business functions of employee team and assist the team in improving the efficiency and profitability of the location(s) assigned.
 
Basic Qualifications:
Degree in agronomy, ag econ, ag business, ag ed, ag engineering, soil or weed science.  (Related job experience may substitute for education.)

 
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in agronomy, seed, crop protection products and VRT
  • Demonstrate strong communication / persuasive / business skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Proven self-starter with the ability to form fast and strong business relationships
 
Additional Details:
This is an equal opportunity employer. A competitive salary and benefit package is offered.  For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Brian Slaughter at brian.slaughter@chsinc.com or (701) 721-7247.
 
All interested applicants should apply online.
 
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