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Job Title

Location Lead/Sales Agronomist

Company : Land O'Lakes Inc.

Location : La Salle, MN

Created : 2021-04-24

Job Type : Full Time

Job Description

As part of an ever-growing ag community, we are uniquely positioned to address the challenges and seize the opportunities of a growing global population. We are dedicated to finding the most talented people to support the businesses of our member owners, local ag retails and cooperatives across North America. We strive to match people that share our passion for agriculture with sustainable careers in the communities in which our member owners operate. There is no better time to be part of the growing, dynamic world of agriculture - let's help you find your fit.Location Lead/Sales Agronomist Summary: This position is responsible for making sound agronomic recommendations to our customers regarding seed, crop nutrients and crop protection products and the sale of the same agronomy products along with custom application and precision ag services.Location: LaSalle, MN Five Key Roles: Lead, Manage, Hold People Accountable Provide leadership by setting clear standards, goals, expectations and leading by exampleHire, fire, review, reward and recognize employees based on core values and GWCDemonstrate accountability and hold others accountableActively plan for employee training and development Sales Growth Prospect, build and maintain positive working relationships with current and potential customersMake sound product and services recommendations to customers to improve their operationEnhance vendor relationships and implement programs in the sales area with focus on growing the overall sales of the Agronomy division Value Creation Represent yourself as a problem solver to provide value added solutions for customersEstablish and implement business and marketing solutions with customersHelp coordinate and oversee the marketing of all agronomy sales and servicesPossess and maintain knowledge of agronomy related products/programs and the agronomy industry Customer Acquisition & Concentration Continually gather and monitor information on competition and market trendsCommunicate with Agronomy Sales & Marketing Manager to develop and enhance the performance of the agronomy divisionDevelop and lead the implementation of strategic marketing plans to enhance market share Develop regular sales call strategies with assigned customers and prospects Customer Relationships Oversee in-season location operationsProvide superior service to both current and existing customersResolve all issues in both the company's and the customer best interest Other Live the Cooperative brand by demonstrating a commitment to doing what's right, a solid work ethic, a strong sense of ownership, a passion for excellence, and genuine respect for othersAttend meetings, training, professional development and continuing education opportunitiesSet and complete quarterly rocksBe personally responsible for the safety of self and othersPerform other tasks as assigned Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Proficient computer skills with the ability to learn other key operational computer programsAbility to effectively communicate both verbally and in writingStrong analytical and decision making abilitiesAbility to remain goal-driven in a fast-paced environmentExcellent organizational skills including multi-tasking, planning, and prioritizingCertifications, Licenses, Registrations:Valid driver's licenseMeet the driver qualification standards set by the self-insured group in which the cooperative is a memberPre-employment drug testing requiredComply with Cooperative Drug and Alcohol Policy Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited related program. Relevant experience may be substituted for education.CCA Certification desiredDemonstrated experience understating customers' unique problems and determining the best fit for their needs Agricultural background desirableGets it, wants it, has the capacity to perform well (GWC)If you have questions about how to apply, please call the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.