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Agricultural Technical Services Representative with Stepan Agricultural Solutions in Remote

Type of position Stepan is seeking an Agricultural Technical Services Representative (contract) for promotion and market development of a novel biopesticidal products with a target start date in November 2021. This individual will possess proven communications, technical services, and product introduction/launch skills. The technical services representative will work closely with the product management team to manage the technical service, one-to-one product promotion to customers, and deliver customer/user educational requirements to introduce a new bio-fungicide in the specialty crops markets.
Employer Stepan Agricultural Solutions
Description of Employer Stepan Agricultural Solutions is part of the Stepan Company, a specialty products company located in Northbrook, IL. This individual will possess proven communications, technical services, and product introduction/launch skills.
Location Remote
Description of Location Flexible location, remote work not associated with any office location.
Salary Salary will be commensurate with qualifications
Benefits Flexible schedule – will require flexibility for travel, virtual and face-to-face in person interactions, and flexible work requirements. This is a part-time contract position with the potential for expansion to full-time based on the defined scope of work. The initial term is negotiable and may extend up to one year. A consulting agreement and confidentiality agreement will be required. The compensation will be commensurate with qualifications.
Closing date of competition November 23, 2021
Date position available December 15, 2021
Description of duties

The technical service representative performs duties required to ensure customer understanding of the agricultural specialty product, raise market awareness of the technology, and work to define the customer requirements for product performance and grower expectations.  This position offers a challenging opportunity, flexibility in work location, and diverse responsibilities.  Highly motivated individuals will find meeting the day-to-day challenges, supporting the overall launch, the understanding of the features and benefits, and the product utilization to be stimulating and rewarding.  On the job training will be provided as needed.

 

Major areas of responsibility include:

 

  • Customer relations: The technical services representative is responsible for contacting, scheduling, and conducting meetings with technical staff in distribution, retail, and with influencers, including crop advisors, agronomists, and university staff, in the biopesticide markets being addressed by Stepan. Particular focus and understanding on biofungicidal products is advantageous.
  • Technical product understanding: The technical service representative will work with the in-house R&D and marketing or sales team to understand and interpret the product features and benefits and communicate to customers, market influencers, and users what the product can do, how to use it effectively and how to integrate it into the customers production systems. The technical services representative will, with input from the commercial team, develop or enhance technical literature (slides, photographs, printed and digital information, and sell sheets to support the promotion and market awareness of the product.
  • Sharing feedback and experiences: The technical services representative will regularly communicate the feedback and reactions from contacts to the commercial team.
Qualifications sought
  • Degree (BSc, MSc, or Ph.D) in agriculture and or business related to agriculture. Experience with agricultural products used for disease and pest management in specialty crops or turf. Strong understanding of the biopesticide value proposition and positioning is advantageous.
  • 5 years or equivalent Experience in sales or technical service or in Extension, University, or Crop Pest Management
  • An established network of contacts including agricultural distribution, retail operations, and growers.
Contact for additional information Dirk Drost, D3 Consulting LLC
drostd1@northstate.net
Application procedure  
Submit what Please email a letter of application with relevant qualifications and relevant work experiences (resume/curriculum vitae); as well as the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references
Submit to drostd1@northstate.net
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Agricultural Technical Services Representative with Stepan Agricultural Solutions in Remote

Type of position Stepan is seeking an Agricultural Technical Services Representative (contract) for promotion and market development of a novel biopesticidal products with a target start date in November 2021. This individual will possess proven communications, technical services, and product introduction/launch skills. The technical services representative will work closely with the product management team to manage the technical service, one-to-one product promotion to customers, and deliver customer/user educational requirements to introduce a new bio-fungicide in the specialty crops markets.
Employer Stepan Agricultural Solutions
Description of Employer Stepan Agricultural Solutions is part of the Stepan Company, a specialty products company located in Northbrook, IL. This individual will possess proven communications, technical services, and product introduction/launch skills.
Location Remote
Description of Location Flexible location, remote work not associated with any office location.
Salary Salary will be commensurate with qualifications
Benefits Flexible schedule – will require flexibility for travel, virtual and face-to-face in person interactions, and flexible work requirements. This is a part-time contract position with the potential for expansion to full-time based on the defined scope of work. The initial term is negotiable and may extend up to one year. A consulting agreement and confidentiality agreement will be required. The compensation will be commensurate with qualifications.
Closing date of competition November 23, 2021
Date position available December 15, 2021
Description of duties

The technical service representative performs duties required to ensure customer understanding of the agricultural specialty product, raise market awareness of the technology, and work to define the customer requirements for product performance and grower expectations.  This position offers a challenging opportunity, flexibility in work location, and diverse responsibilities.  Highly motivated individuals will find meeting the day-to-day challenges, supporting the overall launch, the understanding of the features and benefits, and the product utilization to be stimulating and rewarding.  On the job training will be provided as needed.

 

Major areas of responsibility include:

 

  • Customer relations: The technical services representative is responsible for contacting, scheduling, and conducting meetings with technical staff in distribution, retail, and with influencers, including crop advisors, agronomists, and university staff, in the biopesticide markets being addressed by Stepan. Particular focus and understanding on biofungicidal products is advantageous.
  • Technical product understanding: The technical service representative will work with the in-house R&D and marketing or sales team to understand and interpret the product features and benefits and communicate to customers, market influencers, and users what the product can do, how to use it effectively and how to integrate it into the customers production systems. The technical services representative will, with input from the commercial team, develop or enhance technical literature (slides, photographs, printed and digital information, and sell sheets to support the promotion and market awareness of the product.
  • Sharing feedback and experiences: The technical services representative will regularly communicate the feedback and reactions from contacts to the commercial team.
Qualifications sought
  • Degree (BSc, MSc, or Ph.D) in agriculture and or business related to agriculture. Experience with agricultural products used for disease and pest management in specialty crops or turf. Strong understanding of the biopesticide value proposition and positioning is advantageous.
  • 5 years or equivalent Experience in sales or technical service or in Extension, University, or Crop Pest Management
  • An established network of contacts including agricultural distribution, retail operations, and growers.
Contact for additional information Dirk Drost, D3 Consulting LLC
drostd1@northstate.net
Application procedure  
Submit what Please email a letter of application with relevant qualifications and relevant work experiences (resume/curriculum vitae); as well as the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references
Submit to drostd1@northstate.net
This entry was posted in Jobs.

Comments are closed.