Agronomy Sales in Alden, MN

Northern Country Coop

Job Description

The agronomy salesperson is responsible for growing Northern Country Coop’s agronomy division thru sales and building customer relations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Report for work as scheduled.
  • Know and follow all company safety policies and procedures. Perform work in a safe manner.
  • Maintain detailed, individual producer files, technical info and sales related info and other such information that is important to growing sales
  • Serve as the first point of contact between customer and Northern Country Coop
  • Submit weekly reports or as directed
  • Prepare accurate invoices for customers using our billing programs
  • Strive to be knowledgeable of current farming practices and conditions effecting the customer
  • Learn the business and become a CCA (Certified Crop Advisor)
  • Develop and maintain strong customer relations
  • Provides timely feedback to manager
  • Be able to perform the same work done by the operations team at your location
  • Know our product offerings: seed, fertilizer, chemicals, custom application & precision ag
  • Know application rates, nozzle types and producer field info as well as provide accurate field maps for applicators
  • Arrange, facilitate & coordinate application jobs to be done with farmer and applicable staff members

Other Related Tasks:

  • Represent yourself and NCC professionally at all times in action and appearance – positively enriching the culture of NCC.
  • Work in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Follow up to ensure that work has been completed as approved.
  • Attend safety and related job trainings as they become available.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by manager.

Desired Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisors, customers and the general public.
  • Positive attitude and professional customer service skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Self-starter that performs accurate work and meets deadlines.
  • Be willing to put the team first in decision making and overall management.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and all agronomy programs that are being used by NCC or other programs as deemed necessary.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to make independent judgments, which have moderate impacts on the organization.
  • Good organizational skills with ability to prioritize tasks.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Requires physical strength and dexterity to walk, stand, bend, climb, reach, stoop, twist and lift/carry 50 pounds.
  • Vision, hearing and speech essential.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Hand coordination to use computer.
  • May require a valid driver’s license. While traveling may have contact with hazardous materials and drive/travel and work in adverse weather conditions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear and use hands.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Employee is mostly exposed to an environment controlled office/building
  • Employee can also be exposed to outside weather conditions that include but are not limited to heat, cold, humid conditions, dry conditions, rain and snow.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

NORTHERN COUNTRY COOP

Our Mission: Dedicated to provided quality products and services for a successful future together.
Northern Country Cooperative is a full-service cooperative serving its farmers since 1908.
Northern Country Coop’s primary business is buying and selling grain; grain storage and drying; sales and services of seed, fertilizer, and chemicals; feed manufacturing; lumber sales; and other services.
Northern Country Coop has 12 locations serving Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota. The locations include Stacyville and Toeterville in Iowa; Adams, Alden, Brownsdale, Conger, Emmons, Lansing, LeRoy, Lyle, Oakland, and Rose Creek in Minnesota.

General Sign-off:

The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and to act as a role model in adherence to policies.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Company car
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Profit sharing
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

License/Certification:

  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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