Market Development Manager – Saskatchewan (R-5732)
Imagine what you can do at Land O'Lakes. Our growth relies on extraordinary talent and boundless thinkers who are always looking for a better way and believe anything is possible. Like you, innovation and technology drive us.At Land O'Lakes, you will also be part of a community with creative doers and dreamers, who want to make a difference. We work together combining our global perspective and direct access to the source to create practical, new solutions to meet agriculture's toughest challenges.Join the team at any Land O'Lakes location or with one of our retail-owners and you'll sense the optimism, honesty and innovation that goes into everything we do. Together, we strive to feed human progress.Job Description: The Market Development Manager is the key contact point of retail sales agronomists to help create demand for WinField United Brands, and partner supplier strategic growth initiatives, throughout Saskatchewan. This position will also be responsible for the training, sales support, and product performance with retail sales agronomists and farmers. It is anticipated that this role will spend 80% of their time in customer-facing activities, and 20% of time supporting Answer Plot and Total Acre trials. The individual will be expected to demonstrate and effectively use all associated customer-facing tools, including the WinField United Answer Tech digital agronomy tools.?Key Responsibilities:Strategy ExecutionWith input from sales and marketing team, this role has responsibility for demand creation and sales of WinField United proprietary brands (CROPLAN Seed, Executive and Performance Brand CPP products), and partner supplier strategic growth initiatives.Responsible for the effective utilization of WinField United resources designed to support and grow the business, such as: Answer Tech digital agronomy tools, Answer Plot, and Total Acre.Customer RelationsPartner with WinField United Account Manager and customers to develop customized business plans.Act as the focal point for customer relationships with the retail sales agronomists.Be able to fully demonstrate, communicate and leverage all the technical and exclusive aspects of WinField United proprietary brands.Sales GenerationResponsible for achieving key performance indicators, including sales and growth targets.Partner with the Account Manager to grow the proprietary brands and other strategic products through a defined plan and consistent communication with assigned accounts.Partner with WinField United Agronomist to support retail sales agronomists by leading product information meetings, Answer Tech Clinics, Agronomy Clinics, Answer Plot days, and assisting sales agronomists with farm calls.Effectively demonstrate how to use the WinField United Answer Tech digital agronomy toolsProduct PromotionSupport the WinField United Agronomist or Field Trial Manager in planning, planting, spraying, harvesting, and hosting events at Answer Plot locations.Support retail sales agronomists to set up, monitor, harvest, gather production information and promote CROPLAN Total Acre field trials.Bachelor's degree in Agriculture with a minimum of 5 years of agronomic or sales experience with direct customer contact. Individuals with a 2-year diploma in agriculture and extensive industry experience will be considered.Experience in selling seed and utilizing ag technology decision tools will be considered strong assets for this role.Proven ability to interact well with customers, suppliers, employees and management of all levels.Ability to create and present interesting, informative and educational product presentations.Ability to effectively work individual in a remote environment, while also maintaining a collaborative virtual team??Apply HerePI107227106??Apply for this job.