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Sales Agronomist

Salinas Valley, CA

Posted: 06/09/2021 Industry: Agronomy Job Number: 15934 Targeted Compensation: $80,000.00

Job Description

Sales Agronomist

Ag 1 Source is looking for a sales agronomist in the Salinas Valley of California to manage an existing book of business with distributors and growing the sales territory. This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading, well established, specialty fertilizer company. This individual will be responsible for managing a sales territory, specifically the North Central Coast of California. It will be important to have a strong background in sales and be able to work closely with distribution and growers. This role will require extensive travel throughout the region, which will be defined more with the skill set that this right individual brings to the table.

What’s in it for you:

  • Opportunity to work for a well established, yet fast growing agricultural chemical company
  • Have an existing book of business on which to build a foundation for success in growing the sales territory
  • Competitive salary, benefits and retirement program

What you will be doing:

  • Build relationships with existing distributor clients in the territory
  • Expand relationships with growers, distributors and retailers
  • Develop a sales growth plan for market expansion
  • Travel throughout the region to expand presence and market share

A successful candidate for this Sales Agronomist job will possess the following:

  • Demonstrated experience in agricultural sales
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy or related field with coursework in plant science, soil science, plant health and plant nutrition
  • Experience in plant nutrition, highly desirable
  • Existing grower, retailer and distributor connection within the territory
  • Valid CCA and/or PCA license desirable, but not mandatory
  • Knowledge of high value crops and irrigation systems used in their production
  • Analytical skills including ability to read and understand nutritional values relating to soil, water and plant material
  • Ability to develop complete nutrient management programs following Good Agronomic Practices (GAP)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Compensation: This position will pay between $70,000 and $90,000 depending upon background and experience

Benefits: This company provides a competitive benefits and retirement package along with a 401K, company vehicle, computer, Ipad and phone

Desired Location: This position is for an individual already based in the Salinas Valley or surrounding area of California

Ag 1 Source has been focused on Executive Level Agriculture recruiting since 2002, our network runs deep. If this role isn't quite the right fit for you, but, are still open in exploring career growth, feel free to do so HERE. Or, if you know someone who may be interested in this role, please reach out HERE. We provide up to a $500 referral bonus for individuals that are referred and we place.

*Candidates must be eligible to work in the US as well as meet the qualifications listed above in order to be considered for the Sales Agronomist job.

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