Job - Precision Agronomist - Illinois

Job Title: Precision Agronomist - Illinois

Job Order #: DC-8534

Location: Bloomington, Illinois

Salary Range: $75000 - $120000

Commission / Bonus: Commissions

Benefits: 401(k) with Employer Match + Company Truck & Company Gas Card + HSA Account + Life Insurance + Medical/Dental/Vision + Paid Vacation + Travel Expense

UPDATE: 06/18/2020

***CLIENT LOOKING TO HIRE IMMEDIATELY***

- Do you enjoy being directly engaged with your Ag growers in their operations?
- Are you a Self-Starter who would enjoy shaping the future of Precision Ag?
- Would you enjoy growing an Ag business and celebrating its success?

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is seeking a Precision Agronomist currently located in Illinois who would enjoy bringing a Consultative, Agronomic/Precision Ag service to your local Ag growers. Employer is an agronomic technology company providing Midwestern Ag growers with customized, actionable strategies to deliver sustainable outcomes at the sub-acre level. Their independent "hands-on" approach combines field specific data with proven agronomic research. Using their patented spatial per acre precision Ag system, you will have the resources and capability to provide your Ag growers with precise recommendations focused on their return on investment -- independent of product manufacturers or retailers.

Key Responsibilities:

Sales and Marketing
- Reaching out to existing Ag grower relationships and cold calling to identify opportunities for customer acquisition
- Providing sound agronomic advice to your Ag growers to help them make better Ag business decisions using proprietary solutions provided by company
- Achieving sales/revenue and market share goals within your defined territory
- Planning/Maintaining farm test plots to demonstrate improved varieties of row crops to utilize as a sales tool for prospective Ag grower customers

Crop Advisement
- Sharing products/knowledge to your Ag growers received weekly from team members
- Scouting crops with Ag growers to show value of products delivered
- Collecting Ag grower data for spatial data products
- Advising Ag grower crop plans, crop rotations and product positioning
- Conducting year-end Ag grower data review
- Delivering all portfolio prescriptions, i.e., lime, phosphorus, potassium, VR seeding, VR nitrogen, etc. with fundamental rationale for use of each product
- Managing/Aiding in Summer Intern training

Research:
- Assisting in planning/developing protocol for projects that influence Ag grower knowledge/understanding of products or agronomic concepts
- Working with internal research team leaders to identify Ag growers and field in your area for upcoming projects


Qualified candidates will have a dedication to a True Systems Approach to Agronomy that offers grower-specific management products that extend soil fertility, crop care (herbicide, fungicide, others), plant growth and development as well as current production practices to data management and analytics.


QUALIFICATIONS
:
- Bachelors degree in Agronomy or other Ag-related field preferred; Associates degree with minimum 5 years related experience will be considered
- Certified Crop Advisor license or ability to obtain with first year of employment
- Knowledge/Understanding/Experience With Precision Ag strongly preferred
- Proven direct-to-Ag grower crop inputs sales in your local area
- Established Ag grower business relationships
- Customer Service Focused with proven ability to develop/maintain strong Ag grower relationships
- Solid ability to influence front-end sales closing
- Strong communication skills including solid listening skills to identify unique Ag grower needs and to align them with compelling value propositions
- Ability to challenge Ag grower and assume role of change agent to influence Ag grower to improve their farming operation
- Self-directed, independent and entrepreneurial in nature
- Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. as well as meet the qualifications listed above in order to be considered for this role


***COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION PLAN AND BENEFITS PACKAGE PLUS COLLABORATIVE WORK CULTURE WHERE EVERY EMPLOYEE MAKES A DIFFERENCE!***


Contact Info:
To be considered for this position, please refer to the Job Order # above and email your resume to Dianne Countryman at dianne@hansenagriplacement.com or call 308-381-4815. Please fill out our online application if you are not currently registered.

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