DuPont Area Agronomist Northern Saskatchewan in Saskatchewan, Canada
Area Agronomist Northern Saskatchewan (Job Number: 196199W-01)
Seeking a new and challenging opportunity to further enhance your career? Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ has an exciting opportunity for Area Agronomist serving Northern Saskatchewan Area. The successful candidate will develop and provide agronomic, product and service education to the field sales force that helps support the sales and service of Pioneer® brand products and associated technologies. Support the field sales force by working to resolve customer service calls. Provides product, agronomic and general crop production information through several mediums directly to customers. Actively involved in demand creation of Pioneer seed. Responsible for coaching and training the field sales force in technical, agronomic service and Pioneer® brand product knowledge. Serve as an agronomic and product expert on customer service calls. Responsible for providing some direct education to customers on Pioneer products, crop management practices, stewardship and other associated crop production practices.
What do we expect from you? (Responsibilities/Duties)
Technical/Agronomic/ProductTraining: Work with assigned Account Managers (AMs) to provide information andeducation/training to field sales force on product characteristics, productpositioning and crop management practices. Have a working knowledge in areassuch as grain end use opportunities, nutrition, forage management, industrialuses of Pioneer ® brand products, seed technologies and DuPont productofferings in relation to seed. Train field sales force methods to handleservice calls to enhance selling activities. Efficiently and effectivelytransfer technical knowledge to sales field force by developing materials,manuals, structured sessions and provide ongoing bulletins and seminars.
CustomerService: Provide assistance, training and problem solving for customers. Buildrelationships with customers. Resolve customer service calls involving productperformance and/or agronomic issues. Provide service and information tocustomers, prospects and farm managers through various methods and mediums(e.g. Walking Your Fields Newsletter, crop updates, customer agronomy meetings,large operator meetings, crop demo plots, field days, service calls and salescalls with AM and/or sales field force.) Assist with sales calls as needed.
ProductEvaluation: Collect information/notes and observations related to theperformance of Pioneer ® brand seed products and associated technologies.Provide overall performance evaluations on Pioneer seed products. Coordinatearea IMPACT Product Advancement Trials and Product Knowledge Plots (PKP)programs with AMs and the field sales force. Provide liaison between fieldsales and research. Take part in regional crop management research projects asappropriate.
SalesSupport: Actively involved in generating demand for Pioneer seed. Assist inbuilding strong relationships with local universities and governmentalagencies. Work as a team member to enhance area success through the building ofarea sales strategies and plans including product line estimates and productplanning. Assist in building and maintaining strong relationships withcustomers, end users, and other industry representatives. Provide input and/orevaluate sales rep performance, selection and evaluation in concert with theAM.
What do we need from you? (Qualifications)
Bachelor's degreerequired, preferably in an agronomic field
At least 5 years Agronomyexperience is preferred
Abilityto build/maintain strong relationships with customers, key industry/marketinfluencers
Led andinfluenced projects and coached individuals in accomplishing definedobjectives/goals
Demonstrated knowledgeof: Crop production/cultural practices. Pioneer offerings and competitiveproduct/service offerings; local Ag markets; value chain and productionpractices, and DuPont product offerings in relation to seed Selling &marketing tools and techniques; Environmental, regulatory, and stewardshipissues of & Pioneer competitive products at the local/regional level.Company policies and procedures.
Demonstrated skills in:Teaching/training. Selling, negotiating, influencing and presenting. Conflictresolution and handling objections. Using computer hardware software/intranetto generate reports, territory plans, access Pioneer info and completeadministrative duties. Collecting, interpreting & communicating product,market, customer & competitive data.
Demonstrated ability to:Work effectively within a team environment. Understand the needs and values ofpartners and customers and develop solutions to satisfy/retain. Get results bytaking initiative, overcoming obstacles & finding creative solutions. Workindependently with minimum supervision and operate within budget. Work in andadapt to a rapidly changing business environment.
We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and DowAgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.
At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.
Primary Location: NA-Canada-Saskatchewan-Non Office Based (City)
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Experienced
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