Wilbur-Ellis Company
Tree Fruit Sales Agronomist (Yakima, WA)
At a glance
Location: US-WA-Yakima Map
Posted: 10/27/2019
Closing: 11/26/2019
Degree: 4 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Wilbur-Ellis Company
Job description

Do you have a degree in soil or weed science, or perhaps agronomy crop production? Experience in Agronomy sales? 3 - 5 years' experience in the Ag industry with knowledge of the Cascade Tree Fruit Region? Can you build strong relationships and work independently? Are you an excellent communicator with the ability to lead and influence? If you said yes to all of these questions, we want to hear from YOU!

For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services.  Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!

General Purpose and Scope of Position:

Wilbur-Ellis is seeking a motivated and experienced Agricultural Field Sales Representative responsible for managing existing accounts and attracting new customers within the Cascade Tree Fruit Region. This position will assist customers with the proper product selection and use of products based on specific agronomic needs. The Agricultural Field Sales Representation will maintain and develop profitable customer relationships while becoming the market leader within the defined sales geography.

This position can work anywhere in the North Cascade region!

Key Skills and Abilities Include:

  • Ability to establish strong relationships with field personnel, peers, and customers
  • Knowledge of agricultural production
  • Ability to lead and influence
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrable knowledge of herbicides and fertilizers (dry and liquid)
  • Proficient with computers utilizing Microsoft Windows and Windows applications and ERP order entry systems
  • Ability to travel by vehicle or commercial transportation to other branches, meeting locations, or customer farms
  • Ability to work for long periods of time while standing
  • Ability to bend, stoop, kneel, and lift up to 40 lbs. safely and easily 

Key Personal Attributes Include:

  • Bachelor's degree in soil or weed science, agronomy crop production, or business-related field (a college degree can be waived for an outstanding and dynamic individual with a proven successful track record in retail sales and production agriculture)
  • Three to five years’ experience in the Agricultural industry (preferred)
  • Appropriate state department of agricultural Pest Control Consultant license
  • Good interpersonal and team building skills with a positive attitude
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with small and large groups
  • Detailed and accurate
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time
  • Physically able to endure outdoor climates including hot or cold weather extremes
  • Willingness to learn new technology 

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:

  • Manage existing customer base
  • Identify new key customers, understand their business, determine their needs, and develop plans and actions for sales territory growth
  • Communicate with branch management the initiatives, objectives, strategies, and action plans
  • Point person to manage the support resources of the territory including value-added nutrition, branded products, seed, purchasing, and technology while overseeing the implementation and success of the plans and objectives in conjunction with branch personnel
  • Responsible for sales territory budgeting, forecasting, and analysis
  • Follow credit policies and manage risk for the company
  • Develop annual business plans that optimize growth and profitability for the territory
  • Implement marketing and sales plans
  • Establish and meet sales goals
  • Network with industry representatives to expand sales opportunities
  • Build product and market knowledge to add understanding and credibility
  • Become primary contact between customers and Wilbur-Ellis Company including deliveries, forecasting, credit, complaint handling, custom application, etc.
  • Strictly follow all company policies including safety and regulatory 
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner 

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive annual salary (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
  • Opportunity to earn a performance-based bonus (dependent upon results achieved)
  • Comprehensive company benefits

If you are currently a Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your Manager prior to applying for this position. Thank you!

COMPANY CULTURE

Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer

Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.

Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people

Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over ninety-three years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and a dedication to quality work, our customers and each other.

Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry’s best workforce

Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.

Tree Fruit Sales Agronomist (Yakima, WA)