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Sr Market Development Manager - Pest Control and Turf Care (2586)

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Location: Shoreview, Minnesota, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Land O' Lakes
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Open Til: 08-Mar-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Finance
Career Type: Marketing
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive

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Market Development Manager, Professional Products
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Requisition Number:2586

Job Title:Market Development Manager, Professional Products

Function:Business Development

Territory (if applicable):

Business Unit:Winfield Solutions is an industry leader in crop protection and farm seed products, providing insights an expertise in this area. Our brands include AgriSolutionsTM crop protection products and CROPLAN GENETICS seed.
Position Purpose:This position is responsible for strategy development and strategy execution to grow the Professional Products business, working in close collaboration with Winfield Solutions and Land O'Lakes, Inc. cross-functional resources. Specifically this role will drive three key growth activities - (a) Inorganic growth through acquisitions, (b) market and channel development for new products, (c) support the Sales leadership to drive acquisition of new sales people in target geographies.
Required (Basic) Experience &

Education:BA/BS in Business (Finance or Economics, Marketing) is required

10 years+ experience in Corporate/Business Development, Strategic Marketing or Strategy Consulting

Ability to work independently

Proven ability to interact well with customers, partners, employees and management of all levels

Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, specifically PowerPoint and Excel

Required Competencies & Other Skills:Strong analytical and strategic thinking

Market research experience (marketing analytics, segmentation analysis and benchmarking)

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Entrepreneurial bent

Relationship, interpersonal skills; customer focus

Influence skills

Negotiation skills

Adaptability & flexibility

Builds and sustains strategic relationships

Ability to work under pressure and time deadlines and delivers results

Project management skills and ability to multi-task

Preferred Experience & Education:MBA or equivalent experience is preferred

Knowledge of Professional Products industry is preferred

Preferred Competencies & Other Skills:
Percentage of Travel:30%
Land O'Lakes, Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement savings account, tuition reimbursement, PTO, paid holidays, and employee development opportunities. Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O'Lakes,Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.