Legend Sales Agronomist (LSA) South Dakota
Legend Seeds as “Your Regional Seed Leader” serves a seven-state footprint area, who employs 105 team members and has eight different site locations, is moving at a fast pace to be the #1 seed choice for every acre in our footprint. Therefore, Legend Seeds has committed to secure an experienced Legend Sales Agronomist to focus on providing support and knowledge on Legend Seeds products to dealer and staff that we need for SUCCESS! The Legend Sales Agronomist is responsible for the marketing, selling, and development of brand awareness of Legend products and programs in the assigned trade area. The position will have a Legend mindset of is it good for Legend, my team and myself when making all decisions and communication to this role. This position will promote the three pillars of Legend GROWTH, PROFITABILITY, and CULTURE. What does Legend Seeds offer you?At Legend Seeds you definitely have a chance to make a difference. You will have the opportunity to be creative, take initiative and grow. A position at Legend Seeds is more than just a job. It’s the chance to work among friends every day and to see the results of your hard work firsthand. We work in a lively, intuitive, and family-orientated environment that offers: Competitive Pay ~ Health Insurance ~ Long-Term Disability ~ Life InsurancePaid Time Off ~ RetirementWill you fit in here?If you personally identify with our five core values, then we believe you will be an excellent fit for the culture at Legend Seeds: Respectful?All staff, dealers, and growers are treated with respect?Open to understanding another person's point of view? Team Approach?Our individual backgrounds are combined to bring strength, dedication, and knowledge to help our dealers and growers achieve success?We are structured for local support for the dealer's and grower's success? Integrity?Consistent and fair, always doing what is right in our actions?Remain honest and true to our word? Growth-Focused?Positioned for growth of our marketing share?Continued development of individuals and teams, growing together? Innovative?Industry leaders with the latest thoughts and technologies?Solutions-based approach to overcome challenges large and small? Responsibilities:Work to cover a pre-determined geographical area and may work with multiple Legend Account Managers (LAM) to maximize Legends sales.Work with Director of Product Development and Sales Lead to develop and implement programs to address identified needs.Develop the product knowledge of current LAMs and Dealers through presentation, demonstration, and in-field training.Develop the agronomic knowledge and technical accuracy of current LAMs and Dealers.Responsible for Product Evaluation through design and implementation of an effective testing protocol to include regional and district testing locations.Develop and successfully implement an annual New Product Advancement System.Develop and use an effective communication system/method within LAMs and Dealer networks that represent the LAMs as the service lead.Assist in assuring Dealer satisfaction and company relationships in all aspects.Build and implement an effective Customer On-Farm call and promotion system. Support all Legend personnel and policies to dealers and customers.Develop brand promotion of products through testing, signage, harvest, field days, etc.Assist in developing an annual Crop Plan with LAMs and the Selection Committee.Support LAMs in dealer meetings and training sessions.Assist in the implementation of all Legend Seeds sales and marketing programs.Contribute timely agronomic and production information to dealers and customers to enhance Legends value.Work independently to administer and provide maintenance of LSA plots and Knowledge Plots as assigned locations.Participate and contribute to Legend Seeds related activities, events, and meetings.Maintain a comprehensive understanding of the workflow of Legend Seeds.Other responsibilities as assigned to the position as Legend Seeds grows or as deemed necessary. Requirements:Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Weed Science, Entomology, Soil Science, Plant Pathology, or a related fieldMinimum of 2-3 years’ experience in an agriculture related business industry or similar environment required.Strong organizational skills, including the ability to set priorities, organize time effectively, conduct research and identify resources for projects.Proficiency and knowledge in the use of software (Microsoft Office Suite) while also quickly learning systems and processes specific to Legend Seeds Sales Teams.Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including proof reading and editing. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.Demonstrates sound judgement and discretion in handling confidential information.Eligible to work in the United States, valid driver’s license, and United States passport Work EnvironmentThis job operates in a remote office environment located within Legend Seeds footprint area. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This is largely a sedentary role; however, some standing and lifting is required. This would require bending and ability to lift to 50 pounds as necessary. Position Type/Expected Hours of WorkThis is a full-time position, typical hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional earlier start times, evening and/or weekend work may be required as job duties demand. Travel30% travel is expected for this position. EEO StatementLegend Seeds provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. Other DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Apply for this job.