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Business Development Manager

Aker Technologies Inc. Urbana ,IL
  • Expired: 24 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

WHO WE ARE

Aker is a venture-backed precision agricultural startup. We are an innovation leader in evaluating crop health to enable precision farming. Aker believes that in-season crop monitoring is key to optimize inputs, yield and drive profitability. Consequently, Aker is dedicated to building the best in-season agronomic hardware and software tools to support the entire industry.

Aker brings expertise in aerospace, robotics, and computer vision to build a patented drone solution (TrueCause™) for detecting pests, diseases, and fertility issues inside the canopy of crop fields. Your contribution will drive the market expansion and fast adoption of Aker’s platform around the globe to shape the future of precision agriculture with better plant health analytics.

WHAT YOU'LL DO?

  • Nurture deeper relationships with key personnel from our existing customers and strategic enterprise accounts.
  • Prospect and engage new customers and partners.
  • Build and manage a world-class sales and marketing infrastructure to plan, deliver, and expand Aker’s market share across chemical supplier and retailer channels.
  • Take responsibility for annual revenue goals, as reasonably established by you and the leadership team.
  • Live the company values and contribute to the overall strategy of the company.

WHAT YOU BRING?

  • 5-10 years of proven sales success experience with at least five of them in B2B large account sales.
  • An undergraduate degree.
  • Relevant work experience in precision agriculture is preferred.
  • A driver's license and willingness to drive in the region to meet customers once every few weeks for a couple of days.
  • Able to work independently regularly, while committed to team's objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build strong relationships with channel partners.

WHAT WE OFFER

The position is full time, virtual role with quarterly travel to our St. Louis, MO office.

Compensation will be based on experience, plus:

  • Flexible PTO (vacation and paid time off)
  • Health insurance to give you peace of mind
  • 401K and bonus for performance within your region
  • Udemy subscription to keep advancing your skills

 

Company Description
Aker is a venture-backed precision agricultural startup. We are an innovation leader in evaluating crop health to enable precision farming. Aker believes that in-season crop monitoring is key to optimize inputs, yield and drive profitability. Consequently, Aker is dedicated to building the best in-season agronomic hardware and software tools to support the entire industry.

Aker brings expertise in aerospace, robotics, and computer vision to build a patented drone solution (TrueCauseTM) for detecting pests, diseases, and fertility issues inside the canopy of crop fields. Your contribution will drive the market expansion and fast adoption of Aker’s platform around the globe to shape the future of precision agriculture with better plant health analytics.

Aker Technologies Inc.

Why Work Here?

Be part of an amazing team including techies, foodies, and scientists. We are shaping the future of agriculture!

Aker is a venture-backed precision agricultural startup. We are an innovation leader in evaluating crop health to enable precision farming. Aker believes that in-season crop monitoring is key to optimize inputs, yield and drive profitability. Consequently, Aker is dedicated to building the best in-season agronomic hardware and software tools to support the entire industry. Aker brings expertise in aerospace, robotics, and computer vision to build a patented drone solution (TrueCauseTM) for detecting pests, diseases, and fertility issues inside the canopy of crop fields. Your contribution will drive the market expansion and fast adoption of Aker’s platform around the globe to shape the future of precision agriculture with better plant health analytics.

Address

Urbana, IL
USA