NK Retail Seed Sales Representative – Southwest Kansas/Southeast Colorado
About Syngenta As global demand for food and fuel continues to rise, we are dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Syngenta is one of the worlds leading companies with more than 28,000 employees in over 90 countries. We work in a collaborative and inspiring culture where personal contribution is rewarded and growth and development are at the heart of our culture. Through our world-class science, global reach and commitment to working with our customers, we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. Theres never been a more important time to join Syngenta. For more information about us please visit www.syngenta.comAbout NK: Advanced Research for the Most Advanced Seed NK Corn and Soybean Seeds are developed using a complex system of intelligent analytics, testing and technology. The result: better-performing and higher-yielding hybrids for any field. With a highly specialized portfolio of best-in-class genetics and the latest traits NK Seeds are the high-tech seed growers need to maximize crop return on ever acre.Role purpose The NK Retail Sales Representative will be responsible to: Represent and be a strong contributing team member within Syngenta Seeds and supporting functions in the NK Brand Retail Sales Organization in order to achieve profitable growth and create an industry leading and sustainable position for Syngenta.
Implement the NK Brand strategy with customers and within Syngenta to deliver the three core objectives: Differentiate, Innovate, Outperform, Leverage
Achieve sales, profit, and market share targets for NK Brand and Syngenta Seeds, key producers and other customers, within the assigned territory. Accountabilities
Deliver NK Brand campaigns and offers to targeted customers through selected channel partners.
Create demand at the customer level, ensuring that the customer is knowledgeable about our products and has further interest in NK Corn and Soybeans.
Act as a steward of the NK Seeds portfolio by making recommendations and by managing complaints/issues in the field as needed, in partnership with Agronomy.
Achieve sales, profit, and market share targets within territory and sales area.
Develop a profound understanding of customer needs via consultative selling, recognized expertise, and trust with customers, within assigned market area.
Regularly collect and report market intelligence and relevant value chain insights.
Manage operational budget, variable selling expenses, and marketing funds within Commercial Unit / Sales Area guidelines.
Accurate forecasting for customers within territory.
Contribute to the Team plans to deliver the Commercial Unit / Sales Area Business Plan.
Actively engage with our channel partners to assist with their ability to connect with growers more effectively in delivering solutions in collaboration with Syngenta. Transition accountabilities
Support the Crop Protection and Seeds sales forces, including the definition of new processes/ways of working, and fostering mindset change internal/customer.
Work with colleagues within the Commercial Unit and other functional areas to develop effective ways of working that enables the Sales Team.
Actively support the Sales Team with the communication of the Syngenta Strategy with customers. Skills:
Knowledge, experience & capabilitiesCritical knowledge
Consultative selling and negotiation skills
Strategic and tactical business planning process
Key account function and business management
Competitive analysis and interpretation
Agricultural terminology and nomenclature
Agronomic knowledge relevant to the District Critical experience
Minimum education requirement: BA/BS in Ag science or BA/BS in non-ag discipline with significant agriculture industry background
2 years sales experience preferred
Strong sense of customer focus and demonstrated excellent sales and negotiation skills Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities
candidate must be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of external customers and clients; obtains first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customer in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
candidate must know how businesses work; knowledgeable in current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology and information affecting his/her business and organization; knows the competition; is aware of how strategies and tactics work in the marketplace.
candidate must be able to recover rapidly from adversity, change or misfortunate; must have the ability to bounce back from difficult situations; have the capacity to make realistic plans and take steps to carry them out; candidate must have a positive view of self and confidence in his/her strengths and abilities.
Integrity and Trust
candidate must be widely trusted; seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesnt misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.
Drive for Results
can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
Effective Teamwork: Initiates and participates in teams when needed; contributes to team morale and spirit; shares in the wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; encourages people to be responsible for their work.
Relates well to all kinds of people
up, down and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Negotiation: Can negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups; can settle differences with minimum noise; can win concessions without damaging relationships; can be direct and forceful as well as diplomatic; gains trust quickly of other parties to the negotiations; has a good sense of timing.
Computing: Basic operation of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint required to perform job function. Critical leadership capabilities
Lead through ambiguity
Collaborates across functional areas
Focuses on customers
Drive for Results and Create Edge
Liberating Potential of Individuals and Teams
Critical success factors & key challenges
Co-developing sales plans and implementing them with excellence
Territory: Southwest Kansas, Southeast ColoradoPreferred Cities of Residence include: Garden City, KansasCandidates must live within the territory while in role.Additional information
Two years in current position is preferred. Candidates who have been in their current position a minimum of one year will be considered if they have approval of their current business leader and the hiring manager.
Ability to work on virtual teams.
Commercial – Kansas
Innovations Employee may, as part of his/her role and maybe through multifunctional teams, participates in the creation and design of innovative solutions. In this context, Employee may contribute to inventions, designs, other work product, including know-how, copyrights, software, innovations, solutions, and other intellectual assets.
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