Job details Technical Sales Representative – Eastern Canada

Posting Period

From January 10, 2022
to February 13, 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

4 to 5 years

Minimal education level required

Post-secondary program

Work schedule

5 days a week, Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week

Salary

Based on experience

Benefits

Competitive social benefits

Technical Sales Representative – Eastern Canada

Main Functions

Reporting to the Commercial Manager - Canada, your job responsibility will focus on building and supporting our soybean inoculant and specialty crop biological business with concentrated efforts through distributor partners across eastern Canada. The focus will be the Ontario geography and to a much smaller degree the Maritimes.

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.

 

Covid-19 Statement

Lallemand is an essential service and can operate during the pandemic with modifications to accommodate social distancing, such as working from home. If a provincial lockdown is in effect, interviews must be held via video conferencing. Otherwise, interviews can be conducted in person or via video conferencing, depending on the situation and the company/candidates comfort level. Lallemand adheres to the provincial and federal Public Health’s recommendations on public safety during this pandemic. Staff are equipped with hand sanitizer and face masks and adhere to social distancing protocols at all times. If able to, face masks must always be worn for in person meetings. If unable to wear a face mask, an alternate meeting method will be arranged.

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
  • Sound knowledge of the eastern Canadian seed & crop protection market
  • Field agronomy experience in specialty crops, preferably crops of significance across eastern Canada
  • Understanding of current agronomic practices & constraints
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Fluent in English

An asset

  • Fluent in French

Personal abilities

Required

  • Self-motivated and driven to succeed. Keen interest in business development and building a brand in the market
  • Excellent customer service orientation, with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Large sense of autonomy. 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
  • 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

  • Willingness to travel extensively across Ontario for business development and customer support. Some additional travel across the Maritimes for business and other regions of 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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