Job details Technical Sales Representative - Northern Alberta, Canada

Posting Period

From March 22, 2024
to April 28, 2024

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

Bachelor's Degree

Work schedule

Full time

Salary

Based on experience

Benefits

Competitive social benefits

Technical Sales Representative - Northern Alberta, Canada

Main Functions

Reporting to the National Sales Director - Canada, you will focus on building and supporting our microbial business with concentrated efforts through our retail and end-user customers across northern Alberta. Also serving 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 industry meetings.

Main responsabilities are:

  • New business development and excellent customer support across the territory;
  • Customer training and education relating to our technology and innovation;
  • Demand creation tactics with end-user customers to support market development (e.g., farm calls, grower meetings etc.);
  • Territory field trial campaign developed and executed upon annually to support new product launches and business development;
  • Attendance at regional tradeshows and industry meetings;
  • Contribute to our team’s success in exceeding our annual business budget and management of your annual territory expense budget.

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 and 3+ years of retail/grower sales experience in the seed or crop protection market preferred
  • Sound knowledge of the western Canadian crop protection market and distributor/retail landscape
  • Field agronomy experience in row crops, preferably crops of significance across the Canadian Prairies
  • Understanding of current agronomic practices & constraints
  • Keen interest in business development and building innovative brands in the market with retails and growers
  • Field trial management experience
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft 365 programs (Teams, Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)

An asset

  • Knowledge and experience selling, and marketing microbial technology

Personal abilities

Required

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

General criteria

Required

  • Willingness to travel extensively across the specified territory (75%) for business development and customer support. Some additional travel across Canada and internationally may occur occasionally for training and meetings.
  • Work from home, in southern Manitoba, Canada
  • Possess a valid passport, driver’s license, and clean driver abstract
  • Be able to sit for long periods of time (driving or at the desk) and occasional lifting (up to 50 lbs.)

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 5,000 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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