CHS Member Cooperative Career Center

Sales Agronomist / Precision Ag

Location: Southeastern, South Dakota
Date Posted: 01-09-2019

CHS Cooperative Resources is partnering with a progressive member cooperative in Southeastern, South Dakota to hire a Sales Agronomist/Precision Ag. The successful applicant must have a strong agronomic skillset which includes 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
  • Grid soil sampling and VRT application recommendations
  • Yield map construction and analysis
  • Customer’s crops record keeping compliance programs
  • Variable Rate planting recommendations
  • Precision planting dealership
  • Tissue sampling and testing results analysis
  • Develops sales and marketing programs and pricing policies for the department
  • Develops annual product informational meetings relative to soil testing, field mapping, product recommendations, coordination of timely and accurate application, field monitoring, record keeping, and follow-up calls
 
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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