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Account Manager - Agronomy #1907

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Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: CHS
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Open Til: 22-May-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Agronomy
Career Type: Sales
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: 5
Salary: Salary plus commission

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CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations group. We are looking for a Agronomy Account Manager to provide best in class agronomy service and products in our South Central, SD Territory.  You must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and be detail oriented. 

You will;

  • Drive sales growth with new and existing top growers in assigned territory
  • Develop, implement and execute sales growth which supports Country Operations in crop protection, seed, fertilizer and precision ag marketing programs.
  • Follow sales processes defined in business unit gap analysis to increase market share and sustainable revenue growth.
  • Meet monthly, quarterly, annual sales budget and grower accountability.
  • Implement practical agronomic insight that brings value to the grower thru effective management of side by side field plots, grower answer plots, and all associated product positioning and demonstrations.
  • Collect and summarize performance data to optimize products and service positioning.
  • Effectively communicate benefits and make recommendations for all commercial seed, crop protection products, fertilizers and precision services.
  • Coordinate effectively with internal business partners and vendors/suppliers to maintain current and correct retail programs and pricing.
  • Communicate all grower interactions to appropriate business units and key account specialist team.
  • Link customers to other CHS enterprise opportunities.
  • Effectively manage and monitor the sales data base for all customer contact.
  • Must reside and maintain a home office in the assigned sales territory.

Basic Qualifications: (required)

  • Associate’s degree or Agronomy/Agricultural sales related program with a minimum of 10 years agronomy sales experience; OR
  • 4 year degree or Agronomy/Agriculture sales related program with a minimum of 5 years agronomy sales experience.
  • Proven history of developing and implementing sales marketing plans to increase business.
  • Experience with MS Office applications and creating PowerPoint presentations.
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record.
  • Ability to travel independently with occasional overnight stays.
  • Must reside and maintain a home office in the assigned sales territory.

Preferred Qualifications: (preferred)

  • Certified Crop Advisor certification.

CHS offers a Competitive Salary. Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance. This position will have opportunity for growth.

CHS is a diversified Fortune 100 company providing essential grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers.  CHS is a cooperative system owned by farmers, ranchers and their local cooperatives from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest and from the Canadian border to Texas.  CHS is an EEO employer.

Please submit your resume and cover letter by clicking on "APPLY TO THIS POSITION" PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL BE RE-DIRECTED TO THE CHS CORPORATE CAREER SITE TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION AND DOWNLOAD YOUR RESUME.