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Innovative Ag Services Agronomy Sales Associate in Cleves, Iowa

Primary Objective: To learn tactics, policies, and procedures to increase volume sales and margin growth by actively selling products and services for the benefit of IAS and its member owners.

Major Accountabilities:

The following duties are typical for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.

  • Learn sales tactics and real world agronomic knowledge utilizing current Agronomy Sales Advisors and partnered supplier representatives

  • Learn and utilize current IAS technologies to enhance the customer experience and maximize time management efficiencies

  • Promote the sales of all IAS products and programs with primary emphasis of crop protection products, plant food, seed, agronomy programs and services.

  • Provide necessary information to current and prospective customers to support products and programs, and assist customers in making production and business decisions.

  • Communicate on a regular basis with location and sales team members to keep them abreast of current crop production and business practices; products, programs, and services; and customer/prospect activity.

  • Work closely with location managers and Agronomy Sales Advisors to coordinate product inventories and distribution to customers.

  • Facilitate efficient and accurate pricing, invoicing, and distribution.

  • Submit daily reports of contacts made and customer and competitor activity.

  • Work with Business Development Manager to quickly resolve any concerns or complaints brought forward by current or prospective customers.

  • Actively assist in the development of individual growth and development plans and participate in agreed upon training.

  • Support and help develop department and individual marketing and business plans.

  • Keep an up to date database of all customers and prospects with in assigned area.

  • Maintain required licenses necessary to perform job requirements.

  • Any and all other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Possess sufficient knowledge of crop production science to advise producers on agronomy plans, products and services to secure efficient production, higher yield and improved quality.

  • Computer skills including Word and Excel.

  • Display a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently.

  • Ability to communicate information or ideas effectively in written or oral form.

  • Ability to organize, deal with change effectively, and work on multiple tasks concurrently.

  • Post secondary degree or equivalent with education and experience.

  • Must be willing to relocate when an agronomy advisor position becomes available.

    Physical Requirements/Environmental Adaptability:

    Requires static strength to lift, push, pull, or carry objects with a minimum weight of 50 pounds. Also flexibility to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. Also trunk strength and ability to use abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time. Some tasks involve repetitive motion.

    Agricultural Environment – Possible exposure to seasonal weather, outdoor conditions, and agriculture products.

    Personal Protective Equipment may be required for some tasks.