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Agriculture Sales and Agronomy Consultant

Advancing Eco Agriculture
San Antonio, TX
  • Expired: September 05, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
We are the recognized leader in regenerative farming. We build and transform relationships, bringing life, health, and abundance to the future of agri-culture.

Since 2006, AEA has pioneered innovative crop nutrition consulting and products, serving growers on over 4 million acres across North America. Our mission is to guide growers to regenerate soils and produce more nutritious crops with higher yields and better quality. By serving as a resource for Regenerative Agriculture farming, we strive to make a positive impact not only on the land, but also on the lives of farmers and food consumers everywhere. Learn more about AEA at www.advancingecoag.com and listen to our podcast at www.RegenerativeAgriculturePodcast.com.

We are looking for a Regenerative Agronomist and Sales Consultant to provide excellent customer service and meet the needs of growers and farmers. Candidates with strong communication skills who can make growers feel confident in AEA's Regenerative Solutions will stand out. Interpersonal skills to actively seek out and engage customer prospects is a must. You will help identify farmers needs, present and answer questions about our products and services and recommend solutions. You should work to satisfy growers' needs and requests, respond to their queries in a timely manner and aspire to deliver a consistent positive experience. You should have excellent communication and negotiation skills and be customer service oriented. If you are interested in joining our team and share the commitment to our mission, then we want to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities of Sales/Agronomy Consultant:
  • Build new client relationships
  • Manage existing client relationships
  • Reach personal sales goals to help reach team and company sales goals
  • Constantly evaluate customer needs and build productive long-lasting relationships
  • Consistently touch base with customers and provide ongoing education
  • Interpret multiple types of soil, plant sap, and water quality analysis to identify specific nutritional needs and opportunities coming from the field
  • Create agronomic recommendations and product application guidelines
  • Work to develop forecasting and sales planning for the region
  • Meet team and personal engagement targets
  • Manage sales data collection and reporting using Salesforce
  • Work with department heads to build an exceptional customer experience
  • Work within a collaborative team culture of remotely located team members
  • Research accounts and follow through on sales leads
  • Attend meetings, conferences, and educational training to keep abreast of the latest developments
  • Provide crop scouting and in-field support, as needed, to maintain key accounts
  • Manage personal time and energy consciously and intentionally
  • Constantly solicit customer feedback and testimonials
  • Lead the resolution of any customer complaints
  • Follow credit policies and help manage risk
  • Other roles and responsibilities will be defined as the position develops


Requirements

Key Characteristics for Sales Agronomist:
  • Proven track record of building sales
  • Strong agronomic background, with experience in plant nutrition, soil science or other agriculture-related science- A technical understanding of plant nutrition is essential
  • Bachelor's degree in Ag related discipline, or significant experience in Ag industry
  • Possess or willing to obtain CCA certification
  • Tech-savvy: must have a high-level working knowledge of basic digital platforms
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to travel often with potentially intense seasonal hours
  • Intimate knowledge of agriculture production practices, with a knowledge of fruit and vegetable crops a big plus
  • Alignment with the company's mission and values

Key Competencies:
  • Highly communicative and collaborative
  • Exceptional presentation and pitching skills
  • Strong desire for continuous improvement and self-development
  • Persuasiveness
  • Organization, self-management of energy and time
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Team oriented
  • Education and relationship-based selling


Benefits

  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
  • Training & Development

Advancing Eco Agriculture

Address

San Antonio, TX
78213 USA