Territory Sales Rep (DSM) – DEKALB/Asgrow- Champaign IL – #01SM8
Territory Sales Rep ???District Sales Manager??? Channel Brand SeedsChampaign Illinois Bayer is seeking a highly motivated outside sales professional to join our US Commercial Organization as a District Sales Manager for Channel Brand Seed located in Illinois. This position will cover the following county: Champaign Our Channel farmer customers are embracing the next evolution in agriculture. They demand high service, the best genetics, and crave the latest technology; both in their corn & soybean seed and in the data & systems they use to make their farming decisions. Channel District Sales Managers ensure we deliver on those expectations of cutting-edge agriculture, by helping our farmers maximize value in every seed on every acre. Agility, results orientation, innovation, business leadership and collaboration will be keys to success in this role. As a Channel District Sales Manager, you will help meet this high-service expectation by direct selling to growers and by developing a team of dedicated independent dealers we call Seedsmen. They are committed to selling our products and providing exceptional customer service to our Channel customers. The role of the District Sales Manager is to identify farmer/producer customers that align with Channel???s future vision of agriculture. Then help position our seed products to optimize yield and value to these growers. While developing a growing territory, you will also help to identify, support and manage your team of Seedsmen. What you can expect from us: Comprehensive Benefits package This position is a great blend of outside/business-to-business sales, people management and direct work in the field with your farmer customersYou???ll have the opportunity to sell product for a leader in a growing, evolving, and high demand industryYour work week will be a varied mix of working out of your home office and spending time in the field visiting your customers and Seedsmen We???ll provide the equipment you need to best execute on your goals: cell phone, tablet, Laptop (with cutting edge Agriculture service and sales software), company vehicle, and business expense accountStrong training, professional development planning, coaching and support; both within the role, and preparing you for your next step in your career with BayerAt Bayer, we take great pride in supporting the communities where we live and work. You will have the opportunity to be an Agriculture Ambassador to your local area youth, community and agriculture organizationsWhat we???ll expect from you: Provide agronomic support and advice to dealers, growers and prospects Analyze sales territories to understand the opportunities that are available to increase and enhance the Channel business that is consistent with a multi-brand strategy ensuring collaborating with other Bayer brands Manage selling activities which includes developing and maintaining relationships, and servicing farmers either personally or through Channel SeedsmenRecruit, motivate and retain high-quality professional dealers (Channel Seedsmen) to build a distribution network based on market opportunity to meet customer and company needs Maintain thorough agronomic and technical knowledge of brand products and services Trouble shoot any customer complaints and work to resolve them Call on customers with your Channel dealers and Channel Seedsmen Serve as a role model, teacher and coach to dealers by demonstrating sales skills and customer responsiveness Manage dealer performance through the establishment, communication and clarification of sales goals and expectations. Hold dealers accountable for meeting established performance standards. Assess skill gaps in dealers and build long-term training plans or platforms to enhance skill competencies in dealers Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto???s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer???s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We???re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet. While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities available at the combined company by visiting advancingtogether.com/careers.Qualifications:Required Skills/Experience: Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience), in Agriculture, Agronomy, Business, Communications or related field of study. Will consider other education level with related agriculture sales experience Minimum of 3 years of professional sales/account management experience or 1+ years of experience working in the agriculture industry Experience effectively demonstrating self motivation, initiative, assertiveness, and results orientation Willingness to travel and live/work in a rural environment Ability to lift a minimum of 60 pounds (a bag of seed) Ability to pass driving record background check (i.e. moving violations, accidents, license suspension, etc.) Federal regulations from the Department of Transportation cover this position and mandate the passing of certain pre-employment requirements, such as a background check, drug test and physicalApply for this job.