Job details Broad Acre Crop Sales Representative – IA, WI, IL, MO

Posting Period

From April 07, 2022
to May 29, 2022

Country or region

United States

Location

Home office

Business Unit

Plant Care

Department

Sales / Technical Sales

Entry date

As soon as possible

Job Status

Permanent - Full time

Minimal required work experience

5 years

Minimal education level required

College degree

Work schedule

Full time

Salary

Based on experience

Benefits

Competitive social benefits

Broad Acre Crop Sales Representative – IA, WI, IL, MO

Main Functions

MAIN FUNCTIONS

Within the Lallemand Plant Care North American Sales Team, the Broad Acre Crop Sales Representative will report to the Sales Manager - USA. Your job responsibility will focus on building and supporting our soybean inoculant and row crop biological business with concentrated efforts through distributor partners across this geography. The focus will be the Iowa geography and the surrounding states.

You will be responsible for sourcing new prospects, negotiating with customers, and closing sales deals. Standard deliverables include meeting sales quotas, positive customer relations, and increasing company revenue.

You will also serve as our technical ambassador; helping to train our customers in the proper use of our products, troubleshooting challenges when required, and representing our company at relevant trade shows and meetings.

With many new and innovative product launches planned over the next several years; this will truly be an exciting and rewarding opportunity for a sales professional who is keen and enjoys business development.  

At Lallemand Plant Care, we encourage autonomy, innovation, collaboration; routine is not part of our vocabulary! As we grow, we offer career and professional development opportunities locally and internationally. If you are looking for a challenging job where your opinion is valued and you feel you can make a difference, both in your work and to the environment and society, you have come to the right place.

Technical skills

Required

  • Degree or diploma in agriculture or related field
  • 5+ years of business development experience in the seed or crop protection market. Biological agricultural inputs industry preferred
  • Experience in selling, presenting, and negotiating
  • Sound knowledge of the Area’s (IA, WI, IL, MO) row crop protection market
  • Field agronomy experience in row crops, preferably crops of significance across the geography
  • Understanding of current agronomic practices & constraints
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Fluent in English

An asset

  • Spanish and/or Portuguese

Personal abilities

Required

  • Self-motivated and driven to succeed. Keen interest in business development and building a brand in the market
  • Good interpersonal, negotiation, and communication skills
  • Ability to overcome objections from potential clients
  • Excellent customer service orientation. Ability to create a rapport with clients quickly to build lasting relationships
  • Ability to solve problems and to deal with a variety of variables
  • Large sense of autonomy
  • Organized and reliable: able to juggle multiple streams of work while keeping things on track and consistently meeting deadlines with a strong attention to detail
  • Self-aware, reflective, and able to learn from mistakes. Shows an ability to learn quickly while on the job and through formal training
  • Excellent team spirit, work ethic and honest
  • Logical with a strong degree of common sense
  • Enthusiastic personality

General criteria

Required

  • Having a valid driver’s licence
  • Willingness to travel extensively across the geography for business development and customer support. Some additional travel across the geography for business and other regions of the USA and Canada may occur occasionally for training and meetings

Organization

Lallemand is a privately held Canadian company founded in the late 19th century, which develops, produces, and markets microorganisms for various markets. The administrative offices of the parent company are in Montreal, Canada. Today, Lallemand employs more than 4,500 people working in more than 45 countries on 5 continents.

Yeasts, bacteria, fungi: microorganisms have always lived in harmony with plants since their origin and are now recognized for their multiple agronomic benefits. As a world specialist in microorganisms, Lallemand Plant Care carefully selects strains for agricultural use, to improve the nutrition, health, and productivity of plants.

Lallemand Plant Care is a growing business unit and offers many opportunities for career development and professional development on a local and international scale. Joining the Lallemand Plant Care team means collaborating with people who work passionately to develop sustainable, efficient, and clean solutions for agriculture professionals, horticulture, green spaces, and the forestry sector. We regularly recruit new talent from around the world to support our growth and our sales, logistics, marketing, production and research and development efforts.

Please take note that accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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