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Sales Intern, Crop Protection

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Job Title: Sales Intern, Crop Protection
Location: Des Moines, IA, Midwest United States, USA
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. 

About Us

At Syngenta, we are working to build the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture that provides leading seeds and crop protection innovations to enhance the prosperity of farmers. As a Crop Protection Sales Intern, you will participate in a curriculum-based, integrated learning opportunity that prepares you to be a leader in territory sales in the agriculture industry. You will:

  • Engage growers and resellers in solution-based, consultative selling to achieve sales targets
  • Manage and support customer base in a defined geography
  • Develop skills and experience to further your career by building product/agronomic expertise and refining your communication, presentation and leadership skills

This is a field-based role with locations throughout the US.


  • Implement sales strategy to achieve sales objectives in assigned territory 
  • Provide market intelligence and territory opportunity information and maintain CRM data 
  • Advise channel partners on presentation of products and promotional materials 
  • Manage simple customer relationships 
  • Identify and analyze customer needs to sales management and marketing 
  • Develop basic product knowledge 
  • Receive direction and assistance from Manager and experienced Sales Rep 
  • Work with colleagues to develop effective ways of working that enable the Sales Team


  • Sophomore or junior working towards a bachelor’s degree, preferably in agriculture or related field
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in student organizations and/or work experiences
  • Effective writing, interpersonal savvy, presentation skills, and negotiation skills
  • Strong customer focus, business acumen, resilience, and integrity
  • A valid driver’s license and acceptable moving violations record

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, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Family and Medical Leave Act FMLA 

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOC

Employee Polygraph Protection Act EPPA


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Job Post Date: 08/20/21
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