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Seed Applied Technologies Business Manager

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Job Title: Seed Applied Technologies Business Manager
Location: France
Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Sales/Retail
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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Were hiring a Seed Applied Technologies Business Manager for Intercompany Seeds.
Learn how you can be our voice in the conversation about the future of agriculture.

You Will Be Part of a Growing Team
As Seed Applied Technologies Business Manager you will be responsible for developing the strategy and manage the implementation of Seed Applied Technologies (SAT) business of all Corteva products (Proprietary and 3rd party supply agreement) on our internal Seeds Platform, through key account management approach, hi-tech demand creation and post sales follow-up.

Your Challenge:
  • Holding responsibility for achieving commercial targets of SAT business on the assigned region.
  • Developing contacts and strong regular relationship management at all decision making/decision influencing levels with key countries, aligned with global guidance.
  • Drive long term relations, market share and increase of loyalty to Brand and Corteva services.
  • Uses extensive knowledge of customers total needs and product offerings to form account strategies and promote long term value creation.
  • Indirectly leads and coordinate marketing/sales team across Commercial Units territories to achieve SAT goals.
  • Drive value selling approaches through customized solution deployment.
  • Perform market evaluation: segment exploration, market assessment, opportunity identification, market potential and attractiveness evaluations.
  • Ensuring proper product stewardship and compliance with EH&S, sales processes and company policies. Drive best safety and internal policy practices by self-example.
  • Coaching others on identifying and delivering a total customer solution (value and technical standpoint).
  • Build efficient working relations with different functions within the company to ensure efficient cooperation in regard to commercial operations.
  • Actively contribute to marketing strategy development on the macro-level.

    Key Stakeholders and Interactions:
    • Internal: Regional SAT Leader, Commercial Unit leadership team (Commercial Unit Lead, Country Lead, Marketing Lead), Customer Service, Logistics, Seeds Production Supply Team, Finance, Marketing, R&D).
    • External: Seed Treatment Suppliers, Potential Stakeholders/Decision makers at Industry level and other business partners.

    France, Italy or Germany.


    To Grow What Matters, You Will Need
    • Higher degree in agronomy, agriculture economics or related area.
    • At least 5 years of experience in sales management in the agriculture industry.
    • Knowledge of the agricultural market specifics, products, seed industry, CPP would be a significant advantage.
    • Cross-country sales experience would be an advantage.
    • Team leadership experience would be an advantage.
    • Strong Interpersonal skills.
    • Organizational skills, sense of accuracy.
    • Strong result orientation.
    • Autonomy, proactivity.
    • Sense of commitment and responsibility.
    • Stress resistance.
    • Strong communication and presentation skills; previous coaching/training experience considered as a plus.
    • Conflict resolution experience.
    • Fluent English is a must, besides key business partners local languages.
    • Valid driving license and driving experience; openness for frequent international travel.

    Who Are We Looking For?
    • Curious, bold thinkers who want to grow their careers and be part of a winning team.
    • Market shaping individuals who want to transform the agriculture industry to meet the worlds growing need for food.
    • Collaborators who thrive in a diverse, inclusive work environment.
    • Innovators who bring initiative and fresh ideas that drive our business into the future and make us an industry leader.

    Growing What Matters Starts With You What Can We Offer To Help You Grow?
    • Challenging work assignments that grow your skills, capabilities and experiences.
    • Opportunities for international rotations and relocation that will expand your global view and cultural experience.
    • Diverse, inclusive work environment where employees bring their whole selves to work and feel heard, valued and empowered.
    • Dedicated and customized resources to help grow your professional skills, industry expertise and personal perspectives. 
    • Joining us is a natural opportunity to strengthen your professional network through valuable relationships.
    • Support the health and well-being of every employee by offering world-class benefits, meaningful work and competitive salary.
    • Performance driven culture with a strong focus on speed, efficiency and agility.

    To apply please click on APPLY TO THIS POSITION
    Job Post Date: 08/23/20
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