Field Sales Agronomist
Do you have a Bachelor?s degree in soil or weed science; or, perhaps in agronomy crop production? Do you have demonstrable knowledge of agricultural production and practices in hazelnuts, berries, hops, small grains, grass, row crops and more? Do you have strong knowledge of both dry and liquid herbicides and fertilizers? If you said yes to all of these questions AND you have a proven sales track record, we want to hear from you! ?For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced 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. Come grow with us!?General Purpose and Scope of PositionWilbur-Ellis is seeking a Field Sales Agronomist in the Willamette Valley area to be responsible for managing existing and attracting new customers in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. The Field Sales Agronomist will assist customers with proper product selection and use based on the customer?s agronomic needs and maintain and develop profitable customer relationships while becoming the market leader in the assigned sales geography.??Key Skills and Abilities IncludeExcellent interpersonal and team building skillsAbility to establish relationships with field personnel, peers, and customersDemonstrable excellent written and oral communication skills for presenting to small and large groupsAbility to lead and influenceAbility to work independently with minimal supervisionAbility to physically endure outdoor climates including hot or cold weather extremes?Key Personal Attributes Include Positive attitudeBachelor's degree in soil or weed science, or agronomy crop production.A college degree can be waived if an outstanding and dynamic individual with a proven successful track record in retail sales and production agriculture has the necessary experience for this job position.4 years? experience or education preferredDemonstrable knowledge of herbicides and fertilizer (dry and liquid)Detailed with strong accuracy orientationWillingness to travelProficient with computers utilizing Microsoft Windows and Windows applicationsDesire to fully participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings?Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables IncludeManage existing customer baseIdentify new key customers, understand their business, determine their needs, and develop plans and actions for sales territory growthCommunicate with branch management the initiatives, objectives, strategies, and action plansPoint person for managing the support resources for the territory including value-added nutrition, branded products, seed, purchasing and technology, and overseeing the implementation and success of the plans and objectives with branch personnelResponsible for sales territory budgeting, forecasting, and analysisResponsible for following credit policies and managing risk for the companyDevelop annual business plans that optimizes growth and profitability for the territoryImplement marketing and sales plansEstablish and meet sales goalsNetwork with industry representatives to expand sales opportunitiesBuild product and market knowledge to add understanding and credibilityBecome primary contact between your customers and Wilbur-Ellis Company including deliveries, forecasting, credit, complaint handling, custom application, etc.Strictly follow all company policies which includes safety and regulatoryWillingness to pitch in and do whatever is needed during the busy season (ex: driving truck, applicator, manage fertilizer plant, load seed and chemical, etc.)?Compensation and BenefitsCompetitive salary based on experience and other factorsOpportunity to earn a performance-based bonus dependent upon resultsComprehensive employee health and retirement benefit offerings??COMPANY CULTURE ?Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employerWilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.?Wilbur-Ellis is for and about peopleWilbur-Ellis has enjoyed?over ninety-three years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and a dedication to quality work, our customers and each other.?Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry?s best workforceWilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.?Wilbur-Ellis Company is an Equal Opportunity EmployerApply for this job.