Overview

PURPOSE AND SCOPE

We’re leaders. Innovators. Perfectionists. Constantly improving our products and practices, with our customers always at the forefront of everything we do. We’re the largest family-owned, retail seed company in the country and we’re looking for qualified leaders like you to help us grow. When you join Beck’s, you join a family. And it’s what we do together that sets us apart.

Are you a natural leader who’s passionate about helping farmers? Are you a team player who thrives on collective success? If so, then this is the role for you. As a Beck’s Field Sales Agronomist, you’ll will help drive sales through teaching, training and assisting a local sales team via designated agronomic duties.

This position will cover our North East Iowa marketing area which includes all counties within the Winnebago, Hamilton, Dubuque, and Allamakee area.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with the Area Team Lead (ATL) on the following activities that will help improve sales results
  • Sales support activities:
    • Seed advisor and dealer ride-alongs
    • Dealer, Customer and Boost meetings and field days
    • Field incident reporting/training and management
    • Local farm shows, Becks Field Shows, competitive dealer recruiting
  • Agronomy content and training
    • Force Multiplier training of Seed Advisors and Dealers for agronomy content
    • Create voice memos, videos, and other timely local agronomy content
    • Author Crop Talk articles, agronomy white papers, and webinars as needed from Agronomy leadership
  • Local product expertise and leadership
    • Lead and manage local choice trial walk program with dealers and customers
    • Coordinate local plot program and hybrid sets
    • Collaborate with RPS to develop product plans and successful product launches
    • Develop local plot data and hybrid data information
    • Train dealers and seed advisors on product positioning throughout the year
  • PFR Proven excellence
    • Train Seed Advisors and Dealers to apply select PFR Proven concepts at the local level
    • Develop PFR proven concepts for local application
    • Integrate PFR Proven concepts into agronomy training and meetings
    • Provide PFR team new ideas for testing
    • Assist in developing and training Seed Advisors and dealer how to utilize the PFR integration into Becks digital ag platform FARMserver
    • Assist in local PFR tours if practicable
  • Personal Development
    • Continuous internal training
    • Additional agronomy education
    • Leadership development conferences and seminars
  • Work with ATL’s in developing strategies to help drive local agronomy plans in order to increase sales
  • Perform other duties as may be requested by the Regional Agronomy Manager

JOB REQUIREMENTS

1. Education and training:

  • M.S. degree in Agronomy or related field preferred
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Agronomy with minimum of three years of field experience
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record as determined by Beck’s automobile insurance policy
  • This is a safety-sensitive position

2. Technical knowledge:

  • Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) License preferred
  • Basic computer and current software skills
  • Chauffer license or equivalent required

3. Physical demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 70 pounds unassisted.
  • Ability to pass DOT physical examination and obtain Medical Examiner’s Certificate may be required

Tagged as: EARLY CAREER, MID TO SENIOR LEVEL