Crop Sales Associate – Evergreen FS – Maroa, IL
?Evergreen FS is farmer-owned?cooperative serving the needs of customers in McLean, Woodford, Livingston, Dewitt and Macon counties. Providing a full range of farm supplies and services including agronomy, seed, fertilizer, fuel, structures, custom turf, financing, marketing advice and products. Specializing in the production of corn and soybeans and operate several grain elevators as part of our operations. Evergreen FS offers a full line of energy products including gasoline, ethanol, biodiesel, diesel fuel, propane and lubricants to our customers at competitive prices. Evergreen FS is a member of the GROWMARK system.??PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT?Training and learning all aspects of the agronomy department, providing products and services to our patrons and prospects; while being a liaison between them, our crops specialist, plant manager and other plant personnel.???ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS?Develops target marketing plans and trains on professional sales techniques, including FS Sales interview road map, cropping programs, emphasis of appropriate features and benefits, and contact management system when calling on patrons and prospects.?Travels to client locations within assigned territory to establish Evergreen FS, Inc. brand and obtain orders for products and services.?Develops territory and competitive analysis to maintain a current knowledge of the marketplace and the competition.?Responsible for meeting sales goals as established by supervisor.?Conducts sales interviews, identifies customer needs and offers value-added agronomic products, services, and recommendations to patrons and prospects.? Assists with regular patron meetings on product and technical information to develop customer relationships and drive sales.?Provides customer service by scheduling product deliveries and application, soil testing, crop scouting and other programs.?Works with precision farming and becomes familiar with department programs and procedures.?Learn to utilize seed, precision farming technology, finance and other marketing tools to grow market share.?Work with Crop Specialist on implementing, organizing and completing agronomy projects i.e. Hybrid/Variety Side-by-sides, MiFIELD Trials, etc.?Learn to create and recommend specific agronomy programs to targeted accounts with goal of increasing agronomy business.?Attend meetings and training sessions requested by company.??OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS?Performs all other duties as assigned.??REQUIREMENTS?Normally requires an Associates? Degree in agriculture, marketing or business related discipline or the equivalent thereof, and 1-2 years or more of business related work experience and/or training or equivalent to demonstrate the ability to generate sales in an assigned territory.?Must have and maintain a valid driver?s license and satisfactory driving record.?Daily independent travel within the trade area with occasional overnight stays.?Ability to work extended hours as business conditions warrant.?Normally requires the ability to obtain the Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) and Commercial Applicator certifications to demonstrate agronomy expertise and experience.?Occasionally exposed or required to:Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.)Noisy ConditionsLift 51-75 Ibs.??Evergreen FS, Inc strives to provide a Total Rewards package that delivers exceptional pay for exceptional performance, recognizes your dedication to our mission and helps us attract and retain the highest caliber of talent.? The cornerstone of our benefits package is the defined benefit pension plan along with a?401(k) plan, health?and disability insurance, and other voluntary group benefit programs.Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.??We are an equal opportunity employer.?Apply for this job.