Job: Agronomist

Title Agronomist
Categories Agronomy
Salary Commensurate
Location Grove City, PA
Job Information

Job Purpose: Build Customer relationships, solve customer challenges and help customer to be profitable; therefore leading to company profitability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Agronomic Sales and consulting

  • Promote available product lines.
  • Develop and execute strategic sales plan with Director, Sales & Marketing.
  • Conduct producer meetings and education sessions.
  • Resolve customer complaints.
  • Assist customers, both walk-in and in the field, with product and pricing information. Interpret his/her needs.  Assist with load outs as necessary.
  • Work with Sales Manager to:
    • Grow existing customer business; by building trust and relationships with customers.
  • Prospect new business.
    • Review monthly goals.
    • Assess customer needs and/or potential concerns through proficient field scouting.
    • Perform soil and tissue testing.  Interpret results and provide recommendation.
    • Utilize CRM (contact manager/database) to maintain sales notes and information.
    • Assist customers with financing options.
    • Secure and verify information for customer credit check prior to completing the sale.  Communicate terms accordingly.
    • Provide superior customer service both before and after the sale.
    • Develop crop plans and ideas that are cutting edge, creative and effective.
    • Collaborate with Grain in providing both grain marketing and crop consulting services to our producers.

 

Training/Education

  • Develop training schedule, plan & curriculum to educate PA & OH staff, and customers.
  • Day to day training and instruction with staff on weed ID, products, agronomic principles.

Miscellaneous Support

  • Assist other departments within Deerfield Farms Service, Inc. as necessary.

Education: Minimum of an agriculture related Associate Degree.  Bachelors Degree preferred.

Experience: 1-3 Years of job related experience necessary.

Skills & Abilities:

Verbal and written communication skills; persuasion; active listening; basic PC skills including Microsoft Office software applications; time management; ability to “read” the customer (social perceptiveness); ability to read and understand product guides and analysis; ability to deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations; ability to create and maintain effective relationships with customers and team members; mathematic capability including algebraic and geometric applications; ability to drive a truck with trailer in tow; and mechanical aptitude.

Knowledge:

Knowledge of weed and pest identification; understanding of the local geography and soil types/fertility; product knowledge; general knowledge of accounting principles and the analysis of financial data (margins, etc.); general understanding of grain markets helpful; knowledge of principles and methods for promoting and selling products or services; understanding of crop production.

Qualities:

Professional demeanor; integrity; adaptable; flexible; customer oriented; detail minded; independent thinker; dependable; positive attitude; initiative.

Licenses:

Class A CDL license helpful (will assist in obtaining post hire), CCA certification.

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