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Sales Agronomist
Job Opportunity at ARG Recruiting

Posted on Aug 7

http://argpeople.com/lyoung    574.532.9634

Location: Goshen, IN
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4116266

Do you have a driven Business Development personality within the agricultural industry, seeking a career with a global growing organization?

If so, this exciting opportunity is for you!  There are several new and open positions for this stable and exponential growing company.  There are two offices and two positions open out of both offices. You will be based out of either Northern Indiana or Des Moines, Iowa area, depending on the territory.  Looking for the right individual that has the personality, mentality and drive to successfully maintain and develop business. The primary function of this position is to profitably grow the business for all product segments and market share through the distribution dealer network by developing and implementing business market plans to achieve business unit goals.   The position will be working closely with dealers within the dealer/distribution network to cultivate individual business plans for each dealer.  
The District Market & Business Development Manager (Territory Manager) will lead the overall strategy development and implementation of the dealer network assuring sufficient representation in all market areas (geographic and product segment) to achieve objectives.  Additionally, this position must develop business relationships with national and multinational customers leveraging the dealer network in the relationship when practical and managing the relationship and sales/support directly when required.
 
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Develop, implement, monitor and report region business plan to achieve market share and profit objectives.
  • Develop, implement, monitor and report business plans for individual dealers to achieve mutual market share and revenue objectives.
  • Develop, track, analyze, and report actionable business plans for each product segment.
  • Determine dealer representation required to achieve market share and profit objectives; select dealers, develop each dealer to become full line dealers achieving brand, product, sales and aftersales performance required to achieve objectives.
  • Select, manage and participate in appropriate trade shows, conferences, industry organizations and activities which maximize brand exposure to target prospects.
  • Assist in development, preparation and conducting product sales and other training meetings; plan new product introductions and related activities as required.
  • Assist dealers as required in selecting products which best fit prospective customer needs.
  • Train and develop dealers in using quoting and pricing tools; train and insure dealer use of all online tools, training systems and marketing programs.
  • Inform Marketing of competitive products, promotional material, sales techniques, competitive pricing, competitive marketing policies and marketing programs.
  • Track and analyze dealer sales performance and marketing actions in their area of primary responsibility; Develop and implement supportive and corrective actions as needed.
  • Assist in collections of dealer/account payables to Finance as required, utilizing knowledge and experience with individual dealers/accounts to ensure optimal collection strategies, actions and results.
Requirements:
  • Education:
    • BS degree in business, technical, agriculture major or equivalent 
  • Experience with Proven Results:
    • 1-3+ years of progressive experience in marketing & business development functions.
    • Ability to successfully develop, implement and analyze complex market, financial and business metrics and plans, including the following:
  • Creation and execution of metric driven market and dealer business plans.
  • Determine customer and market requirements for future products.
  • Assessing competitive market programs and product sales performance.
  • Assessing dealer potential and performance resulting in development of action plans achieving objectives.
  • Assessing pricing positions and capable of recommending pricing actions to leadership.
  • Assessing aftersales actions to maximize customer satisfaction while implementing warranty, policy and other programs.
  • Assessing and making appropriate recommendations in brand/advertising promotion actions including COOP Advertising and other promotion activities.
  • Technically savvy.
  • Travel Requirements:
    • Capable to travel 25% to 40% of the work days
    • Including overnight stays of up to ten (10) consecutive nights.
    • Must possess and maintain valid non-commercial license.
  • Personal Attributes:
    • Strong relationship building and collaboration abilities.
    • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
    • Results oriented to identify solutions to achieve goals. 
    • Accountable to successfully executing the desired plan.
    • Technical ability to quickly focus in on realistic and value-added opportunities.
    • Ability to work independently & as a self-starter.
    • Effective time management skills and a demonstrated ability to develop, prioritize, and execute on a strategic business plan.
    • Continuous Improvement mindset with strong process orientation.
    • Thrive in fast-paced environment with win-win mentality. 
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