Job - Precision Field Agronomist - IL

Job Title: Precision Field Agronomist - IL

Job Order #: DC-8958

Location: East Central IL

Salary Range: $75000 - $120000

Commission / Bonus: Structured Commission Program

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

UPDATE: 08/30/2021

- Are you a self-starter who would enjoy shaping the future of digital agriculture?
- Do you like being directly engaged with Ag growers in their operations?
- Would you enjoy growing a business and celebrating its success?

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

- BSc. degree in Agronomy, Agriculture Business or other related field with 2 or more years of experience making agronomic recommendations directly to the Ag grower; client will also consider individual with AAS degree in Ag-related field with 5 or more years of related experience
- CCA or ability to obtain within first year of employment
- Demonstrated passion for exceeding customer needs and the ability to influence to close the sale and assist customers in making optimal decisions

- Knowledge of Precision Agriculture preferred
- Comfortable in challenging customers and playing the role of change agent to help them improve their operations
- Strong listening skills to carefully and effectively appreciate unique customer needs and to align them into compelling value propositions
- Solid verbal and written communication skills as well as solid interpersonal skills
- Currently residing within the desired territory with established Ag grower relationships

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is seeking a Precision Field Agronomist in the Champaign, IL area and in the Northern IL area for a local in-field agronomy position. This is a grower-focused role based on growing market share through sales, building strong relationships with customers and providing leading-edge agronomic advising services in both traditional agronomic principles with a strong sub-field environmental focus and digital products. Our client seeks candidates who enjoy the "challenger sales model" and who have a passion for serving the farmer. Qualified candidates must have a focus on growth and 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. Key responsibilities:

Sales & Market Share Growth

  • Prospecting via existing relationships and cold calling to generate and uncover opportunities for customer acquisition
  • Provide advice to your farmer customers and help them make better business decisions using our proprietary solutions
  • Achieve sales, revenue and market share targets within the defined market/territory
  • Plans and carries out test plots at farms to demonstrate improved varieties of field crops such as corn and soybeans to use as a sales tool

Crop Advising

  • Convey products and knowledge gleaned from internal team members to growers on a weekly basis
  • Crop scouting with growers to show the value of products delivered
  • Collecting grower data for spatial data products
  • Grower crop plans, rotations, product positioning
  • Grower year end data reviews
  • Delivery of all portfolio prescriptions (example: Lime, Phosphorus, Potassium, VR Seeding, and VR Nitrogen) with fundamental rationale of each product
  • Manage and aid in training summer Interns

Research

  • Assist in planning and protocol development for projects that influence grower knowledge of products or concepts
  • Work with the Research Team leads on finding identifying growers and fields for projects in your area
Our client is an agronomic tech company that provides farmers with actionable, customized strategies to deliver sustainable outcomes at the sub-acre level. Our independent hands-on approach combines field specific data with agronomic research to meet farmers at the cross-section of technology and a personal agronomist. With our patented grid system, our client provides precise recommendations that help farmers manage inputs and resources and maximize profitability in any given environment. Our client's recommendations, backed with their own research and proprietary data systems, provide operations prescriptions focused on return on investment and all independently of product manufacturers and retailers. Our client is rapidly expanding its team across the Midwest. The successful candidate will join a team of industry veterans with experience within agriculture’s leading seed, chemical and agriculture technology companies.

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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