Market Development Specialist – SEEDWAY – Mifflinburg, PA
Seedway is headquartered in Hall, New York with branches in Pennsylvania, Florida, Vermont, Maine, and New York. Seedway has about 220 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 15,000 customers. The cooperative does business in farm, vegetable, and turf seed. Seedway is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada. PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT Supports an aggressive increase in market share for all Seedway agronomic seed products. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Demonstrates positive productivity and utilization of Seedway products to Seedway sales representatives, dealers, existing and new growers to fully develop the market potential of Seedway.Utilizes technology and traditional means to communicate product concepts and performance.Establishes strategic test and demo plots and strip trials. Collects grain and silage samples and data as required.Participates in staff and dealer meetings, farm calls and interaction with crop consultants and dairy nutritionists.Serves as the liaison between Seedway and specific industry and university groups to accomplish market development objectives.Participates in resolving grower complaints as requested. OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS Follows GROWMARK s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply. Performs all other duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS Normally requires a Bachelor s degree in agronomy or livestock nutrition, or the equivalent thereof, and four years or more of agriculture related work experience to demonstrate problem solving skills and the ability to handle customer and/or operational issues. Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development. Must have and maintain a valid driver s license and satisfactory driving record. Must be able to travel independently and overnight. Must be willing to work hours beyond those considered normal . Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position. We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. 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.Apply for this job.