Sales Representative, Agriculture - MidSouth
Agrium, Inc. - Jackson, MS

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With eight manufacturing sites and more than 30 distribution warehouses in North America, Agrium Advanced Technologies is the leader in advanced technology servicing the turf, horticulture, agriculture, consumer and related markets. We lead through customer focus, innovation, performance, environmental responsibility, and safety, with quality products and services in the markets we serve.

Agrium Advanced Technologies, a decentralized Strategic Business Unit of Agrium, is currently recruiting for the following position:

Sales Representative – Agriculture – MidSouth

Job Description

Reporting to the Sales Manager, Agriculture, this position will be responsible for leading the sales initiatives of the agriculture product line. As a member of our professional sales team this role will develop and enhance relationships with agriculture customers in the assigned geographic territory of Mississippi, Alabama, and part of Arkansas.

Required Skills

Required Skills

  • Actively manage the accounts of internal and external agriculture clients, developing and maintaining solid customer relationships
  • Executing business plans that will assist in achieving sales objectives and expand the sales territory
  • Communication of price programs
  • Providing direction for logistics needs and product placement
  • Compiling and communicating up-to-date competitive market environment data relative to the industry and local sales territory
  • Conducting needs analyses as required to ensure appropriate programming requirements are delivered to the client
  • Providing training and support to agriculture Retailers
  • Preparing annual and monthly forecasts for customer demand
  • Acting as liaison between customers and finance/credit department to ensure orders are given proper credit approval and are released for shipment without delay
  • Participating in Product Innovation initiatives as requested
Required Experience

Required Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Business or Science relevant to Agriculture, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible experience in independent sales roles within the agriculture or agri-business industries
  • Demonstrated ability to meet sales goals and objectives with analytical and reporting capabilities
  • Knowledge of fertilizer and crop protection products and associated marketplace conditions
  • Highly developed customer service skills with a proven ability to develop strong client relationships
  • Motivated self-starter with results and solution orientation and the ability to sustain a professional growth strategy while working independently
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Solid working knowledge of the Microsoft Office components Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Although this position is home-based, extensive travel within assigned geographic territory is required (60-70%)
For consideration, please apply online through our Careers website, located at: www.agriumat.com/careers.jsp

Agrium Advanced Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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