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Sales Associate- Seeds- 12 months renewable contract

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Job Title: Sales Associate- Seeds- 12 months renewable contract
Location: Quebec City, QC, Central Canada, Canada
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Marketing/Branding
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About Syngenta

Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.


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Through leading innovations, we help farmers around the world meet the challenge of feeding a growing population and taking care of our planet. In this role, the Sales Associate -Seeds will build strong customer relationships and generate interest and demand for the Canadian Syngenta Seeds portfolio within assigned geography to deliver the core objectives: Differentiate, Innovate, Outperform, and Leverage.


We are looking for a Sales Associate - Seeds based in the Quebec area; ideally in the Montreal, Quebec City, Saint Hyacinthe, Drummond area. This position is a 12-month renewable contract.



    Develop a profound understanding of customer needs via consultative selling, recognized expertise, and trust with customers, within assigned market area Analyze market trends and competitive intelligence to identify data-driven growth opportunities Complete product forecasting requirements and achieve annual sales target for seed Manage operational budget, variable selling expenses, and marketing funds within Syngenta Seeds Sales Area guidelines Develop and implement local field marketing plan Work collaboratively with Syngenta Crop Protection team to optimize Syngenta sales and profitability. Train and develop retailers to effectively position product to growers Create awareness of seed portfolio supporting demonstration trials, capture experiences, customer tours Act as a steward of the Syngenta Seeds Brands portfolio by making recommendations and by managing complaints/issues in the field as needed, in partnership with the Agronomy team Develop, communicate, and implement annual business plans with retail accounts. With focus on achieving retail / grower sales volume, operational, agronomic training and stewardship targets.


    Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or Science and/or related field. Minimum 2 years’ experience in the Ag industry; experience in the commercial and/or research sides of business an asset English language a must, bilingualism English – French a requirement. “Ordre des Agronomes” designation is an asset Ability to build strong relationships leading with strong communication skills. Strong knowledge and experience with seeds; Agronomic knowledge of the crops grown in the geographic area Understanding of financial analysis and general business issues and practices. Overnight travel requirements 10-15% Must have a valid driver’s license in good standing.

***Please note that Syngenta has a COVID19 mandatory policy that applies to this position


Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Syngenta Canada welcomes applications from all qualified candidates and is able to accommodate persons with disabilities.  For more information about accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process or if you would like more information on our accommodation policies, please contact



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Job Post Date: 10/06/21
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