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Technical Agronomist (East) with United Suppliers in North America,–Indiana

Type of position Full Time
Employer United Suppliers
Location North America,–Indiana
Salary DOE
Closing date of competition 08/28/2015
Date position available 07/29/2015
Description of duties

This position will be responsible for the territory of Eastern Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Michigan and will be asked to live in or near this territory.

Summary: Provide technical support in all aspects of crop protection and nutrition for United Suppliers Business Representatives and owners. Work as a key member of a technical team charged with developing new products, technical training, and creating technical sales materials. Requires a driven self disciplined individual with a sense of urgency and the ability to make decisions quickly.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:
* Actively provide technical support to the United Suppliers portfolio it provides to its Business Representatives, owners and their customers.
* Assist in the development of products and concepts designed to differentiate United Suppliers’ owners businesses.
* Lead in the development and collection of data and information to support product sales and positioning within the United Suppliers portfolio.
* Develop, monitor and track Research and Development projects.
* Develop creative technical support and training materials.
* This includes providing support in the areas of agronomy, crop protection, plant nutrition/health, and the development of new products.

Additional responsibilities:
* Interfacing with United Suppliers sales representatives and their customer/owners.
* Develop and provide presentations to sales representatives, customers, growers, manufacturers, etc.
* Data collection
* Represent United Suppliers as a technical resource with various suppliers and manufacturers
* Develop and establish local relationships with participating manufacturers to ensure organized efforts and expected results are reached.

Supervisory Responsibilities: There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position.
Required Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
* Strong technical knowledge on the many aspects of crop production.
* Delivers clear, concise and effective verbal and written communications to a targeted audience.
* Highly skilled at detail and completeness of all information.
* Effective organizational skills; prioritizes and plans work activities with the ability to quickly respond to internal and external customer’s needs.
* Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
* Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
* Good interpersonal skills.
* Participates in professional activities.
* Reacts well under pressure and commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
* Treats others with respect, courtesy and consideration.

Qualifications:
* Minimum of Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in crop protection, agronomy, or closely aligned field with 3-5 years related experience (prefer advanced degree, MS or PhD); Experience and strong background in soil and plant fertility with various cropping systems; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Experience in value added crops such as fruits and vegetables a plus.
* Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
* Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
* Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers or the general public.
* Knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft office products, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point, and Internet Explorer.
* Current Driver’s License, driving record must meet company/insurance guidelines.
* Must be able to travel 50% of the time or as required.

 

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Qualifications sought

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