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Technical Agronomist Asgrow\DeKalb

South Dakota

The Technical Agronomist is the area sales team product/agronomic leader. The agronomist will develop and lead an innovative training program to ensure dealers and district sales managers have the product/ agronomic knowledge and skills to grow their business. The agronomist will work collaboratively with the area business manager to (i) ensure that the key elements of the brand strategy are executed in the field, (ii) develop/implement a team business plan and (iii) evaluate district sales manager agronomic skills and training needs. The agronomist will provide essential connectivity to product management making them aware of key needs, areas of strengths, and market opportunities. The agronomist efforts will ultimately result in superior sales team performance and achievement of the area's branded business goals. Also, the agronomist will collaborate with technical development representatives to position the commercial introduction of new products and services.

The Technical Agronomist will provide product/agronomic leadership by:

  • Being the undisputed team expert on products, traits, and services.
  • Developing an agronomic skill set that includes detailed knowledge of local production practices, ability to recommend best management practices and the capability to manage product performance inquiries.
  • Developing materials and field activities that support the brand experience.
  • Ensuring key agronomic resources and messages (using all types of media) are available to the district sales managers, dealers, and customers.
  • Establishing an agronomic support network within and outside of Monsanto.
  • Develop and execute a product testing strategy that supports the area business goals.
  • Summarize performance data to drive sales and effectively utilize available products.
  • Being recognized as the team expert in utilizing GIS systems.

The Technical Agronomist will provide business leadership by:

  • Assisting in development of an area forecast that will achieve volume, trait, and seed treatment targets.
  • Developing an understanding of the competitive landscape and communicate business implications to the sales team.
  • Engaging important audiences such as consultants, larger and influential customers.
  • Providing leadership with their technical development counterparts within Local Technical Teams.

The Technical Agronomist will demonstrate operational excellence by:

  • Working within budgets determined by Regional Agronomy Lead and Regional Business Director.
  • Compliance with all corporate policies related to, expense, travel, procurement and sales programs.

The Technical Agronomist will provide safety leadership:

  • Complies with and promotes all safety policies and program requirements.
  • Modeling and coaching safety best management practices for sales team and customers.
Required Skills/Experience:

  • Education and/or experience equivalent to a Bachelor of Science in an Ag/Life Sciences related discipline with a minimum of 4 years of work experience in an agronomic related field OR a Masters or PhD in an Ag/Life Sciences related field may be substituted for work experience requirement.
  • Technical Agronomists are expected to be in engaged with their team members approximately 80% of the time with overnight travel in the range of 10-30%.

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Masters or PhD in an Ag/Life Sciences related discipline
  • Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) certification

Job ID: 00TE9

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