NK Seed Sales Representative – Southwest Kansas
About SyngentaSyngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.Role purposeThe NK Retail Seed Sales Representative will be responsible for representing and being a strong contributing team member within the 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 four 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.
In some geographies, assist and initiate the recruiting process for leading Golden Harvest Seed Advisors of the future.
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. Additional information
Territory: Southwest Kansas
Preferred cities: Garden City, Dodge City, or Ulysses, Kansas
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
Corn and Soybean product knowledge 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
50% – Must be able to drive to customer and internal meeting destinations in / around assigned territory. Overnight travel is necessary to cover territory appropriately.
Ability to work on virtual teams
Ability to move seed bags approx. 20
60lb bags as needed, particularly during planting season.
Ability to put up field posts and signs. Must be able to carry display units, coolers with beverages, tables/chairs etc. during internal and external field events.
Ability to climb on and move equipment for weigh wagon use. Must be able to move weigh wagon crank to lift the tongue. InnovationsEmployee 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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Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender.