Sales & Marketing Manager-Darwin Perennials
Ball Horticultural Company excels in the research, breeding, production and distribution of seed and vegetative plant products. Established in many countries around the globe, Ball is known for superior varieties supplied as seed, plugs, young plants and cuttings. To further our business objectives, we have an opening and opportunity for a talented Sales and Marketing Manager who will be responsible for the development and execution of sales and marketing initiatives for Darwin Perennials, based in West Chicago, Illinois. This talented individual will lead the dynamic product representative team in promoting Darwin Perennials proprietary genetics and supply into North American and European markets. They will lead the launch efforts for new products from initial coordination with product development through market launch. They will also be responsible for developing and managing the Darwin Perennials sales and marketing budget and drivThis position supports our perennial vegetative and tissue culture product lines from internal breeding activities and external sources, supply from our farm in Colombia and works closely with our Global Product Manager on product positioning and successful launch.The ideal candidate will have a BS in Business, Agri-business, Horticulture or other relevant field and a minimum 2-3 years’ sales management, sales, marketing or national account management experience with preference toward experience with perennials. This individual will possess excellent interpersonal, sales, presentation and demonstrated leadership skills; dynamic personality with the proven ability to influence others. Strong customer focus orientation and demonstrated ability to translate customer needs into successful products and programs is required. Team orientation and ability to work across departments and business units. Strong organizational skills and ability to read and interpret data reports. Demonstrated desktop computer skills including Microsoft Office, SAP and WebTrack related software is a plus.Travel will be required (about 40% of time).Apply for this job.