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Sales Agronomist

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES & REQUIREMENTS: Under direction of the Regional Sales Manager this position is responsible for establishing professional customer relationships with an emphasis creating tremendous customer experience while focusing on business growth. Position will focus on service to increase value to the customer's total business and provide solutions to agronomy and crop production challenges by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Work in a safe and efficient manner, according to Ag Partners' Safety Policy. Utilize good customer service skills at all times, when servicing and greeting customers, and when working with co-workers and other departments within the company. Listen to and resolve customer complaints and concerns. Demonstrate work habits that develop, build, and support the team concept within the organization. Display an attitude that is focused on improving and serving customers, teammates and self. Territory Planning /Management * Identify and prioritize customers and prospects.

  • Develop action plans for increasing targeted customers business.

  • Work with Agronomy Lead for inventory planning and forecasting.

  • Maintain Sales contracts & bookings.

  • Generate leads for grain sales through referrals and cross-selling.

  • Complete paperwork to ensure contracts is completed; maps of the field are drawn so applicators get to the correct place.

Increase Sales Revenue * Perform sales calls on current and prospective customers

  • Present products, services, and the added value the company as designed by Ag Partners.

  • Handle objections and complaints in a timely manner.

  • Gain business through new customers.

Customer Service * Make sound and ethical agronomic recommendations in order to maximize profitability for our customers.

  • Facilitate a communication channel between our customer and Ag Partners.

  • Work swiftly with customers, suppliers, and management to resolve product/service complaints in fair and equitable fashion.

  • Develop business plan for growers and work with them to ensure the plan is met.

  • Consult with growers working in the field on their product quality/standards and applications needed in their operations.

Sound Agronomic Skills * Interpret soil test and nutrient maps

  • Build fertility recommendations based upon available data

  • Weed, insect, and plant disease identification

  • Build pesticide recommendation based upon plant growth stage, pest, pressure, etc.

  • Knowledge of seed genetics and ability to recommend best available hybrids.

  • Education and/or experience in ag related field

  • General knowledge of modern production practices.

Personality Characteristics * Outgoing

  • Identify and adapt to various personality styles

  • Develop and strengthen relationships

  • Confident in conflict resolution

  • Able to influence and facilitate decision making

  • Highest of ethics.

Sales Competencies * Highly self-motivated

  • Ability to utilize and prioritize available

  • Uncovering needs and opportunities

  • Create value that meets customer needs

  • Presentation Skills – convincingly presents solutions, concepts, and products.

  • Objection handling

  • Ability to ask for the order

  • Follow-up with customers on a regular basis.

Core Competencies * Communicates clearly and effectively with co-workers, management and customers to accomplish goals and objectives

  • Able to make timely well informed, sound decisions.

  • Can be relied upon regarding task completion and follow-up * Shows good leadership in all levels of the company.

  • Independent enough to perform work with little or no supervision.

  • Proposes ideas, finds creative and better ways of building the business.

  • Seeks out new assignments and assumes additional duties when necessary.

  • Uses time wisely to accomplish job responsibilities.

  • Demonstrates proper judgment and decision making skills. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or three to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional coursework for certification required.

  • Must have a valid IA motor license.

  • Certified Crop Advisor preferred, required to obtain within two years of employment with Ag Partners.

  • This position will require 80% of time away from the office, but working within a forty mile radius of home and/or office.

LOCATION: Ag Partners (Emmetsburg) Location: Emmetsburg, IA Job Code: 477 # of openings: 1


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Agronomist California - Field, Tree And Horticultural Crops

Compass Minerals is a leading provider of essential minerals that solve nature's challenges, including salt for winter roadway safety and other consumer, industrial and agricultural uses, and specialty plant nutrition minerals that improve the quality and yield of crops. The company produces its minerals at locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and in the U.K. Though the company’s history stretches back as far as 1844, Compass Minerals became a public company in December 2003. The company is part of the S&P MidCap 400 Index, the Russell 1000 Index and was included in Fortune magazine’s 2010 listing of the “100 Fastest-Growing Companies.” Named one of Forbes’ 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America in 2015 and 2016, Compass Minerals’ mission is to be the best essential minerals company by delivering where and when it matters.Summary: The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating plant nutrition research with both contract researchers and universities for the company. Reporting to the North American Agronomy lead, the candidate will ensure that field experiments are in sync with the aims of the rest of the agronomist team and the overall objectives of the research and development team as they execute against the overall business plan. The candidate will also provide technical support to the sales and marketing teams. This support will include setting up demonstrations involving new plant nutrition products on field crops as well as high value horticultural (fruit and vegetable, tree nut/fruit) crops. The successful candidate’s duties will also include presenting information to customers on the technical aspects of crop nutrition products. The position will also have involvement in troubleshooting product and process related issues to assure the overall quality of the end product.

Essential Duties and Responsibilitiesinclude but are not limited to the following:/(Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)/ * Provide technical product support to field sales team and customers.

  • Execute trial programs in the field on aforementioned crops.

  • Liaise with researchers, contractors, or institutions as they execute portions of the program.

  • Train field sales teams and customers on product features advantages and benefits.

  • Support and assist with the introduction of new liquid and dry fertilizer products.

  • Work with the marketing team on the creation of agronomic info on website, promotional/educational pieces and presentations.

  • Troubleshoot product field performance complaints with sales team.

  • Attend and participate in Tradeshows and Conferences that support Sales Efforts.

  • Oversee temporary staff (interns or summer students) as they work on trials.

  • Compile data and report internally.

  • Provide support to the Marketing Team on technical information.

  • Applicant must be willing to take communications training regarding presentations.

  • Must be willing to travel 50-70% of the time.

  • Mobility (willingness to relocate) is an asset.

*Qualifications: *To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * * *Education and/or Experience: * * Bachelor's Degree with a field trial component in either plant or soil sciences - preferably with a minimum of five years' experience running field trial programs and developing plant fertility recommendations. Master's Degree preferred. Some experience in communicating results to others in the company and stakeholders of customers outside the company. Holding aCertified Crop Advisor (CCA) license is a plus.

Language Skills: Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Second language skill (Spanish or Portuguese) also an asset.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient with statistical software, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Competency /To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:/ Analytical– Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs workflow and procedures.

Design– Generates creative solutions; demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving– Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; works well in group problem solving situations. Team oriented.

Technical Skills– Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.High level of math and reasoning abilities.

Strategic Thinking– Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Judgment– Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.

Planning/Organizing– Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

Quality– Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Safety and Security– Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

Dependability– Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Innovation– Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas.

*Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties, the employee may frequently be exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and outside weather conditions. The employee may occasionally be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; toxic or caustic chemicals; and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment may typically be moderate to loud. When and where required, all work environment exposures are reduced to acceptable occupational levelsthrough the distribution and usage of personnel protective equipment. /Compass Minerals is an equal opportunity employer that hires and promotes the best candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, or veteran status.// / */If interested and qualified, please apply online at/*/www.CompassMinerals.com/

Job:Research and Development

Organization:Plant Nutrition

Title:Agronomist California - Field, Tree and Horticultural Crops

Location:KS-Overland Park

Requisition ID:1700001V


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Line Maintenance Agronomist - Corn

About Syngenta As global demand for food and fuel continues to rise, we are dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life.

Syngenta is one of the world’s leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries. We work in a collaborative and inspiring culture where personal contribution is rewarded and growth and development are at the heart of our culture. Through our world-class science, global reach and commitment to working with our customers, we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life.

There’s never been a more important time to join Syngenta. For more information about us please visitwww.syngenta.com. Accountabilities Core to All Roles • Manage the agronomic and cultural practices of the Line Maintenance nursery to ensure quality specifications and timelines are obtained • Coordinate planting, pollinating, harvesting and shelling of mainland and Contra-season nurseries • Contract land for the planned nursery activities • Write nursery trials and packet seed • Ensure all quality testing and specifications are in compliance with CoP2.7 PLD • Drive collection, distribution and summary of all site data and information • Coordinate site work schedules, determine workforce needs, and train staff • Ensure effective interactions with other departments and functions.

Collaborate with Syngenta’s Parent Seed, Biological Assessment and Genotyping groups to ensure a smooth and efficient hand-off of relevant data and LM Seeds • Ensure efficient management of inventory track and trace • Utilize Operational Excellence principles to ensure a high performing, customer centric, value focused, agile and quality Line Maintenance program • Assist LM Manager with developing and monitoring of annual operating budget for LM Operations consistent with regional and global cost objectives • Foster an operational culture founded on adherence to all applicable HSE and other corporate policies, procedures and guidelines. Active leadership in the “Goal Zero” campaign • Ensure compliance with all OSHA and Government regulations including Worker Protection Standards. Conduct and comply with audits to ensure HSE aspirations are being met or plans are in place. • Develop and foster a culture which ensures HSE integration into all activities and ensuring employees take personal responsibility for HSE • Remain current with latest production and nursery technologies and develop specialized skills (i.e. systems, data analysis, equipment maintenance, fertility, irrigation, etc.) to support continuous improvement of LM processes • Recruit, train and mentor temporary staff for peak season labor requirements Critical success factors & key challenges • Meet LM seed targets in terms of quality, quantity, cost and timing • Create a “safety first” working environment to safeguard employees, Syngenta assets and the environment • Ability to identify risk through process risk assessment and develop and implement risk mitigation solutions • Individual and team skill assessment and development Knowledge, experience & capabilities:

Critical knowledge • BS or Associate degree in agriculture or related field • Certified Crop Advisor License preferred • Knowledge in nursery seed production and plant breeding activities • Commercial Pesticide Applicators License preferred • Knowledge of office functions and processes, including MS Office, MS Databases and Spreadsheets and SAP • Excellent organizational and communication skills • Experience in working in diverse, geographically dispersed teams • Ability to work effectively with outside vendors and internal personnel and departments • Must be able to be forklift certified • Ability to be CDL certified preferred Critical experience • 2-4 years of experience in nursery or seed production processes • Ability to operate tractors, sprayers and harvesting equipment • Experience working in cross-functional teams Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities • Result oriented and customer focused • Excellent communication skills • Excellent supervisor skills • High level of broad technical skill related to assigned crops • Ability to make timely and well developed recommendations that are supported by data and analysis • Customer focused and results oriented • Proficient in PC and business software skills including MS Office, SAP, MINT, and Spirit • Excellent analytical skills • Strong detail orientation and ability to execute • Decisive: Ability to make timely and well thought out recommendations, supported by proper underlying data and analysis, and swiftly executive/ implement decisions • Trusted: Meets all work commitments and follows through in a responsible and reliable manner; professionally and confidentially handles sensitive information • Customer-Focused:

Timely responds to requests for information and production needs • Results-Oriented: Establishes appropriate measures of success • Communicative: Ability to create effective and efficient communication tools for all audiences; establishes clear objectives and timelines for work; good listener • Team-Oriented:

Works well across all Business Units and functions; values input from others; enthusiastic, forward looking team player • Innovative: Anticipate production challenges and develop processes for reliable supply Critical leadership capabilities • Lead self

  • Use your capabilities to maximum effect and constantly seek to learn to grow • Lead others

  • Unlock the potential of people to work across boundaries, leveraging diversity • Lead internal

  • Mobilize the organization to create scalable solutions to deliver results • Lead external

  • Work with our stakeholders to shape the direction and the perception of the industry Additional information • Physical demands of the essential functions: • Position requires being able to lift 50 lbs • Position requires working 7 days a week during critical time of year • Position requires travel by car/pickup during certain periods of year • Position requires extensive travel during peak times of the year • Position requires the ability to operate and be forklift certified • Working conditions while performing essential functions: • Office and lab environment • Work in nursery fields in all weather conditions Other • Must have a valid driver’s license • All applicants must be eligible to work it the US Alternate Location: Washington, IA • The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only.

    They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time Syngenta Contact Information: If you need assistance during the application process, please contact the Service Desk atna.sta_pc_team@syngenta.com. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Poster

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Job:Seeds Production

Title: *Line Maintenance Agronomist

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Location:Iowa-Slater

Requisition ID:1700093



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Agronomist Sales (Ohio Or Indiana)


170 year old company who is on the NYSE selling for about 85$ a share!!
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy and 4-8 years of proven success as a sales agronomist

Live anywhere IN or OHIO Strong Base plus com, car, laptop, cell, great benefits.

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.


170 year old company who is on the NYSE selling for about 85$ a share!!
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy and 4-8 years of proven success as a sales agronomist

Live anywhere IN or OHIO Strong Base plus com, car, laptop, cell, great benefits.

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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Sales Agronomist

Sales Agronomist


Responsibilities:
  • Managing a sales territory in the state of California and other nearby markets as opportunities arise. Gaining incremental sales from end-user accounts, through distributors, by changing/modifying established cultural practices using sound agronomic principles and newer, more effective, efficient, and environmentally responsible products and practices
  • Technical selling services to growers and distributors
  • Must possess a strong understanding of sound agronomic practices in a multitude of row, vine, vegetable, tree and other high value crops, cropping environments and irrigation systems
  • Prospect for and present value propositions to, growers using ICL Specialty Fertilizers to improve customer’s crops, cropping practices, efficiency and satisfaction
  • Establish relationships with local distributors initially using product “pull through" to create partners that will begin to actively support and sell ICL products to end users
  • Mentor/manage grower and distributor relationships supporting and growing product demand at both levels for ICL-SF products
  • Provide technical support to end use customers on the use of granular, liquid, water soluble and blended controlled release agricultural fertilizers
  • Must have the ability to build relationships both internal and external
  • Set proper trial protocols against the competition and other technologies
  • Steward all products to assure their proper use and disposal, in accordance with all applicable safety and regulatory guidelines and Good Agronomic Practices (GAP)
  • Participate in safety training and adhere to ICL policies on Environment Health and Safety
  • Know and understand the financial expectations of the sales budget
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy or related field with coursework in plant science, soil science, plant health and plant nutrition
  • Experience in the Agricultural plant nutrition, highly desirable
  • Knowledge of High Value crops and irrigation systems used in their production
  • Analytical skills including ability to read and understand nutritional values relating to soil, water and plant material
  • Ability to develop complete nutrient management programs following Good Agronomic Practices (GAP)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • PC Skills to include: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Map Point
  • Must have excellent decision making and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute in a team setting while being an effective self-starter able to manage daily activities to achieve long term goals
  • Must be able to manage personal goals and corporate objectives while keeping a customer centric focus
  • Must be able to travel  30-50% (travel % dependent on candidate's location). Live anywhere in California that allows easy travel. Central California is preferable
  • Ability to speak Spanish strongly preferred

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California Sales Agronomist

California Sales Agronomist Tracking Code 746-554 Job Description As a Sales Agronomist, this individual will be responsible for: + Managing a sales territory in the state of California and other nearby markets as opportunities arise. Gaining incremental sales from end-user accounts, through distributors, by changing/modifying established cultural practices using sound agronomic principles and newer, more effective, efficient, and environmentally responsible products and practices + Technical selling services to growers and distributors + Must possess a strong understanding of sound agronomic practices in a multitude of row, vine, vegetable, tree and other high value crops, cropping environments and irrigation systems + Prospect for and present value propositions to, growers using ICL Specialty Fertilizers to improve customer’s crops, cropping practices, efficiency and satisfaction

  • Establish relationships with local distributors initially using product “pull through” to create partners that will begin to actively support and sell ICL products to end users + Mentor/manage grower and distributor relationships supporting and growing product demand at both levels for ICL-SF products + Provide technical support to end use customers on the use of granular, liquid, water soluble and blended controlled release agricultural fertilizers + Must have the ability to build relationships both internal and external + Set proper trial protocols against the competition and other technologies + Steward all products to assure their proper use and disposal, in accordance with all applicable safety and regulatory guidelines and Good Agronomic Practices (GAP) + Participate in safety training and adhere to ICL policies on Environment Health and Safety + Know and understand the financial expectations of the sales budget Required Skills + Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy or related field with coursework in plant science, soil science, plant health and plant nutrition

  • Experience in the Agricultural plant nutrition, highly desirable + Knowledge of High Value crops and irrigation systems used in their production

  • Analytical skills including ability to read and understand nutritional values relating to soil, water and plant material + Ability to develop complete nutrient management programs following Good Agronomic Practices (GAP) + Excellent oral and written communication skills + PC Skills to include: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Map Point + Must have excellent decision making and problem solving skills + Demonstrated ability to contribute in a team setting while being an effective self-starter able to manage daily activities to achieve long term goals + Must be able to manage personal goals and corporate objectives while keeping a customer centric focus + Must be able to travel 30-50% (travel % dependent on candidate's location). Live anywhere in California that allows easy travel. Central California is preferable + Ability to speak Spanish strongly preferred #CB# Job Location Open, , United States Job Level N/A Closing Date 6/30/17 EEO/AA EMPLOYER/Veterans/Disabled N/A

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Field Research Agronomist / Technology Development Rep (Yuma, AZ)

Seminis, a Monsanto vegetable seed division, is currently seeking a Field Research Agronomist / Technology Development Representative to provide technical leadership for the development and commercial growth of Seminis vegetable seed. This role directs and manages local field trials in conjunction with Sales & Marketing teams to generate features, advantages, and benefits data, and associated marketing materials.

This position requires the TDR to build strong technical and commercial relationships with key influencers including academia, industry/grower groups, processors, dealers, and top customers. Technology Development Representatives work with leading edge technology to generate and analyze data to drive product advancement recommendations. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic team and build strong technical and commercial relationships throughout the world. Development of New Products: + Determine and demonstrate the value, positioning, and agronomic fit of Seminis pipeline products vs. commercial standards + Actively participate in protocol development and experimental design; ensure timely, high-quality data entry, analyses, and reporting + Contract and coordinate testing with key university programs and private cooperators + Ensure product stewardship according to Seminis and industry best practices, and regulatory compliance with Federal, State, and Local requirements Growth of Commercial Products: + Direct and manage local trials in conjunction with Sales & Marketing teams to generate features, advantages, and benefits data, and associated marketing materials + Provide product and agronomic training for internal sales teams and external seed, retail, and processing partners + Build strong technical and commercial relationships with key influencers including academia, industry/grower groups, processors, dealers, and top customers + Bridge Sales and Research to ensure market-driven assessment of new products and technologies + Support Sales with performance inquiries that require specific agronomic and product knowledge Required Skills / Experience: + Master of Science degree in agronomy, plant breeding, plant pathology, or closely-related discipline

OR a Bachelor of Science degree and 5+ years experience in applied field research.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills + Ability to perform successfully in a fast-paced, dynamic, team-based environment + Self-motivated and assertive with a results orientation

  • Willingness to travel extensively in-state; occasional regional and national travel + Federal regulations from the Department of Transportation cover this position and mandate the passing of certain pre-employment requirements, such as a background check, drug test and physical Desired Skills / Experience: + Ph.D. in agronomy, plant breeding, plant pathology, or closely-related discipline

  • Willingness to reside in Yuma, AZ valley area + Experience in the following vegetable crops: broccoli, lettuce, sweet corn, spinach, watermelon, onions, etc.

Organization:GLB VEG Technology Development_51070573

Title:Field Research Agronomist / Technology Development Rep (Yuma, AZ)

Location:North America-USA-Arizona-Yuma

Requisition ID:01HSS

Job:Product/Technology Development

Schedule:Full-time At Monsanto, we value a diverse combination of ideas, perspectives and cultures. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

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Sales Agronomist

CHS Aligned Solutions is partnering with a progressive member cooperative in North Central, Montana to hire a Sales Agronomist. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction with superior service that will make the company the customer's first choice.

This will be an exciting opportunity for a driven, self-starter who is seeking an opportunity to be a part of working with growers to achieve maximum production. Be a part of a team where your contribution leads to producer success and builds a lasting partnership. Responsibilities: Promote the proper use of crop protection products, seed and precision agriculture to customers to grow market share.

Spend a majority of time in the country working with farmers to earn business. Create and recommend specific agronomy programs based off of yield results, crop scouting and seed knowledge to customers. Understand the business functions of employee team and assist the team in improving the efficiency and profitability of the locations assigned.

Coordinate with operations manager on spreading and delivery of bulk fertilizer to assure the cost effective use of equipment. Assure that federal and state regulations pertaining to chemicals and fertilizers are observed and adhered to. Basic Qualifications:

Degree in Agronomy, Ag Econ, Ag Business, Ag Ed, Ag engineering, Soil or Weed Science. (Related job experience may substitute for education.) 5 years of experience Knowledgeable in the areas chemical and fertilizer application Experience in seed, and crop protection products 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 co-op member is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salary and benefits. All interested applicants should apply online.

For more information, please contact Brian Slaughter at or (701) 721-7247. CHS is a diversified Fortune 100 company providing essential grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers. CHS is a cooperative system owned by farmers, ranchers and their local cooperatives from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest and from the Canadian border to Texas. CHS is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Minority, Female, Veteran, and Disability employer.



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Sales Agronomist

Job Description: s: Responsible for sales of agronomy input products and services for Heartland Co-op to production customers by performing the following duties. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: + Make sales calls throughout assigned territory to determine agronomy needs, create solutions and build long term relationships with customers that will generate sales of seed, fertilizer ag chemicals and agronomy services.

  • Develop and maintain a current list of customers and prospects and rate them based on potential size of operation, credit worthiness and other pertinent marketing information.

  • Utilize current marketing programs, products, services, and resources to sell agronomy products in an ethical manner.

  • Keep current on agronomic products, trends, problems and challenges to make educated recommendations to producers.

  • Recommends and sells products and programs to the producer within the company credit and pricing policies.

  • Relays competitive sales, pricing and marketing information to management in a timely manner.

  • Communicates with management about products being sold or prepaid and problems with products, programs, or producers. Relays requested sales contact and other pertinent information to management.

  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license and commercial insurability at all times.

  • Plans and carries out test plots at farms to demonstrate improved varieties of field crops such as corn and soybeans to use as a sales tool.

  • Other duties as assigned by Management. Competency: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: + Analytical

  • Collects and researches data.
  • Problem Solving
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  • Customer Service
  • Responds to requests for service and assistance.
  • Oral Communication
  • Responds well to questions.
  • Change Management
  • Builds commitment and overcomes resistance.
  • Judgment
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Required Experience: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university: or four to five years related experience and/or training: or equivalent combination of education and experience. Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Math Ability: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, and ratios. Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of spreadsheet, word processing, accounting, and precision ag software. Certificates and Licenses: Maintain a CCA certificate as well as any other appropriate certifications. Must maintain a valid driver’s license and commercial insurability at all times. Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel: reach with hands and arms: climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl: talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. Employee is exposed to long seasonal work hours. PCP Level: 4 Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly. Keyword: Sales Agronomist From: Heartland Co-op

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Agronomist

Agronomist, Southwest Region – U.S. Essential Job Functions As the Southwest Region Agronomist, you will support the TKI Crop Vitality sales team in expanding market share and developing markets for Crop Vitality products in the Southwest U.S.

You will utilize your technical knowledge of specialty fertilizers, be insightful towards customers needs and offer best management practices in using Crop Vitality products to enhance customer fertility programs.Key Accountabilities:Identify plant fertilization needs and benefits using TKI Crop Vitality products for Southwestern U.S. cropping systems.Design and implement appropriate field testing and demonstration trials to fill knowledge gaps that support sales and marketing efforts.Establish good working relationships with university and private researchers.Visit locations to evaluate the quality of research.Work with TKI Crop Vitality Sales Team, Agronomists, and Marketing colleagues to develop technically sound marketing messages.Provide technical support for customers and end users to ensure successful use and positioning of TKI Crop Vitality products.Research competitors product offerings and evaluate potential licensing, acquisitions and develop new products in line with company goals.Assist in training the TKI Crop Vitality sales team and customers’ sales staff.Approximately 50% travel is required throughout the Southwestern U.S. Skills & Knowledge Required A master’s degree in crop science, soil science or agronomy is preferred or a bachelor’s degree with 3 years of experience in a related field.Possess a Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) license or willing to obtain one within one year.Strong communication skills: must be fluent in English with the ability to read, write and present technical information one-on-one and to large groups.Knowledge of specialty fertilizer products, including nitrogen stabilizers.Knowledge of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Program, precision agriculture and emerging fertilizer technologies.Knowledge of TKI Crop Vitality competitors’ products and service offerings in the specialty fertilizer arena, with a familiarity of crop protection products.Working knowledge of customer segments and needs, including crop production and input practices, suppliers, wholesalers, retailers and growers.Experience with product evaluation, marketing and product launch.Experience with the development of training modules focused on product technical data, selling messages and tools for the sales team.Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, etc.). Duties Key Relations:TKI Crop Vitality sales and marketing colleagues.TKI Crop Vitality agronomy colleagues.University and private researchers.Competing fertilizer and crop protectant industry sales and agronomy personnel.TKI Crop Vitality distributors and customers.Key Metric Areas:Ability to collaborate with TKI Crop Vitality colleagues.Complete research trials and projects sharing results with TKI Crop Vitality colleagues.Have a good understanding of TKI Crop Vitality portfolio within one year.Meet individual and team benchmarks set by supervisor(s). About TKI:As a part of the worldwide specialty company Tessenderlo Group, Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. (TKI) produces and markets specialty chemical solutions, including fertilizers, crop protection products and process chemicals and services to diverse markets around the world. TKI operates 11 manufacturing plants in North America in addition to an extensive terminal network. TKI is a growing company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.Why join TKI:Work/life balance

Fun and rewarding environment

Learning, development and team work

Community involvement/outreachChallenging and meaningful work

Benefits & Rewards: Medical-Dental-Prescription (low employee premiums!)401k Plan with dollar for dollar matching, up to the first 5% of employee contribution401k Company Retirement Contribution at year-end, equal to 4% of annual base salary

Short-Term Incentive awards based on measured performance criteria

Life Insurance – 2x Annual Base SalaryPaid vacation & sick time & 10 paid holidays per year

Tuition Reimbursement- up to $5,000 per calendar year- Non TaxableAdoption Assistance-up to $7,500 in reimbursement assistance

Business Travel Life & Accident InsuranceFlexible Spending AccountTelemedicine program - for you and your dependents

Long-Term Disability insurance

Company referral program Email UsApply for this PositionSend your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:TKICareers@tkinet.com LocationSouthwest Region

  • U.S.DepartmentCrop Vitality

  • Sales .

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