District Sales Manager
Want to find out how good you can really be? Join the Alforex team ?If you?re ambitious and interested in helping a growing company serve its customers and reach its potential, consider a career with Alforex Seeds. You?ll find freedom and opportunity while giving customers a new perspective on alfalfa and forage. You?ll join a team of people who are passionate and committed to alfalfa and forage excellence ? people who want to challenge themselves to find out how good they can really be!?Alforex Seeds is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow AgroSciences, an Indianapolis, IN based company developing leading-edge crop protection and biotechnology solutions to meet the challenges of the growing world. Our company has experience success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment.?To recruit and manage a distribution network in the lower Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa & Missouri regions to maximize the sales and profitability of all Alforex Seeds company brand and product line-up.?Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:?Meeting or exceeding established sales and revenue goals.Implement marketing strategies and goals for the brand and product line-up.Pricing products to meet or exceed company margin and profit goals.Establish & build long-term business relationships that lead to sales.Work with Sales Logistics Coordinator to ensure that orders are fulfilled to meet or exceed customer expectations.Collections on past due accounts.Prepare and monitor multi-year sales estimates.Implement advertising and promotional efforts within market area.Develop an annual marketing plan including sales projections and budgets.Sample and testing of new products in key target markets.Monitor and assess competitive products and strategies.Assessing market/customer needs and providing information and feedback to appropriate co-workers.Maintaining up-to-date understanding of industry trends & developments, government regulations and market statistics for target markets.Attend industry events as required.Resolve problems with products and services.Represent the company at all times in a competent professional manner.Ability to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed and up to 50% of the time.?Qualifications?Well developed sales skillsSelf motivated with drive for achieving and exceeding sales growthTechnical knowledge of the industryExcellent oral/written communication skillsWell-developed presentation skillsExcellent customer relations skillsMarketing & market planning knowledgeIn-depth knowledge of target marketTeam-building skills and the ability to interface productively with co-workers?Education RequirementsBachelors degree in Agronomy, Agriculture, Sales & Marketing or a related field, 5 years sales experience or equivalent required. Valid Driver's License.?Benefits & CompensationAlforex Seeds offers a comfortable and fun atmosphere where learning and initiative are valued and growth and movement are easily attained.? In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer an excellent benefits package including health, 401k with company match, stock purchase options, flexible spending accounts, paid vacation, holidays & much more!?Headquarters located in Woodland, CA but position will be based out of a virtual-home base office. Preferences will be given to candidates located in the Midwest ?region (Illinois, Indiana).?Interested??If you are enthusiastic to join a growing organization, please forward a copy of your cover letter and resume by clicking?APPLY TO THIS POSTION.??Apply for this job.