Job details Technical Sales Representative – Northern Alberta

Posting Period

From June 30, 2022
to October 30, 2022

Country or region

Canada

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

3 years

Minimal education level required

College degree

Work schedule

Full time

Salary

Based on experience

Benefits

Competitive social benefits

Technical Sales Representative – Northern Alberta

Main Functions

Reporting to the Commercial Manager - Canada, your job responsibility will focus on building and supporting our microbial business with concentrated efforts through our retail and end user customers across northern Alberta (Canada).

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 and 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
  • 3+ years of retail / grower sales experience in the seed or crop protection market. Biological agricultural inputs industry preferred
  • Sound knowledge of the western Canadian crop protection market and distributor/retail landscape
  • Keen interest in business development and building a brand in the market with retails and growers
  • Field agronomy experience in specialty crops, preferably crops of significance across the Canadian prairies
  • Understanding of current agronomic practices & constraints
  • Field trial management experience
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Personal abilities

Required

  • Demonstrated ability to execute and complete projects
  • 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
  • Excellent customer service orientation, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-aware, reflective, and able to learn from mistakes. Desire to learn continuously. Shows an ability to learn quickly while on the job and through formal training
  • Excellent work ethic, ethical and honest
  • Logical with a strong degree of common sense
  • Large sense of autonomy
  • Enthusiastic personality, self-motivated and driven to succeed
  • Great team spirit

General criteria

Required

  • Willingness to travel extensively across northern Alberta for business development and customer support. Some additional travel across Canada and the USA 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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