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Seed Market Representative (Berea, NE)


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Job Title: Seed Market Representative (Berea, NE)
Location: Alliance, NE, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: J.R. Simplot Company
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Accounting/Finance/Asset Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have a Seed Market Representative position available at our facility in Berea & Alliance, NE.

SUMMARY
Lead agricultural seed and seed technology marketing effort in conjunction with and direction from the Seed Sales and Marketing Advisor utilizing company field sales personnel and company owned agricultural retail stores within defined geography. Educate and train field sales personnel. Manage seed product portfolio in conjunction with Seed Sales and Marketing Advisor. Motivate and influence sales personnel and customers. Manage inventory control.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Influence, motivate, and strengthen relationships with field sales, local management, customers and industry. Act as team member with Seed Sales and Marketing Advisor, field sales, management, and other seed market representatives. Promote company seed products.Working with the Seed Sales and Marketing Advisor develop and implement area seed marketing plan, estimate product demand, set sales goals, and manage seed product portfolio. Act as team member in design and marketing of integrated crop production bundles with wide range of crop inputs and crop output.Communicate with field sales and management regarding market activity. Evaluate effectiveness of field sales effort and identify areas for improvement. Manage local seed lines within geography. Manage testing and monitor performance of new and existing seed products and technology. Oversee seed and technology life cycle management and be accountable for inventory control and supporting distribution infrastructure.Provide seed and seed technology education and sales training for field sales personnel. Ensure that field sales personnel are equipped with skills and product knowledge to be successful.Working with the Seed Sales and Marketing Advisor, develop programs, information, and tools that aid selling effort of field.

REQUIREMENTSEducation: Bachelor's Degree from 4 year college or university
Three plus years related experience and/or training. Have knowledge or ability to quickly become proficient with major crops such as corn, wheat, alfalfa seed and regional crop seed. Knowledge of western U.S. crop and forage production. Certified Crop Advisor designation beneficial. Inventory control knowledge required. Superior written and verbal communication skills. Relationship management.Computer literacy including Microsoft office. Strong observation skills. Experience in educational capacity with demonstrated ability to influence others. Prefer track record marketing agricultural crop inputs and/or seed. Strong ability to negotiate and influence. Able to work effectively with a variety of personalities, diverse cultures and market areas.Demonstrated leadership. Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision. Combination of education, training and/or experience will be considered for this position.
HOW TO APPLY
External Candidates:Visit www.simplot.com/careersSelect Job SearchSelect Current OpportunitiesSelect All Open PositionsApply to Job ID#7749
Please prepare a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications and submit with your resume via our online application process described above. For best results, please upload your resume as a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF document. This process includes additional job-relevant questions, so plan on at least 20 minutes when you apply.

When a position is in the interview stage or has been filled, it will no longer appear on our Simplot Careers website. If you experience any technical difficulties when applying through our online system, please contact the JRS Talent and Culture department for assistance at careers@simplot.com.

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**
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Job Post Date: 08/09/19
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