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Technical Sales Specialist

Company: Horizon Ag-Products
Location: Irving
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Summary:This position is responsible for serving as the primary point of contact for our customers in the assigned territory in support of existing products and assisting with the launch of new products to meet sales and profit targets. This role will provide technical and sales support that will grow our business, which requires a blend of agronomic and technical skills as well as great people skills. Significant focus will be on equipping, training, supporting, and customer planning with our dealer network product specialists, product managers, and salesmen/crop advisors. This position will build strong relationships and leverage all available assets to meet customer needs and grow our business. This position will serve as our ambassador and should have a great degree of integrity.Essential Skills:Well-organized and a self-motivated individual that works well alone and with a teamExhibit a very positive attitude and possess an outstanding work ethic (service-oriented mind-set)Ability to plan & organize activities, multi-task, and follow-through to accomplish goalsWilling and able to quickly learn scientific concepts and demonstrate a thorough and detailed knowledge of our productsBe an extremely effective verbal and written communicator of detailed product information and scientific concepts to our customers, distributor/dealer accounts, agronomists, researchers, growers, etc. in a range of environments that include everything from large group presentations to one-on-one meetings. Excellent presentation skills are a must.Able to establish excellent professional relationships with customers and throughout the ag industryWorks well under pressure to meet multiple deadlines in a timely mannerDemonstrates cooperative and professional behavior with supervisor, colleagues, and customersMeets or exceeds goals and objectives within budgetWillingness to assume other duties as assigned - flexibility & ability to handle change are imperativeQualifications & Requirements:Bachelor's Degree Required (preferably in the agriculture field)Possess detailed knowledge of common agronomic crops and production practices common to the regionPossess a positive attitude and outstanding work ethic (service-oriented mind-set)Has a good working knowledge of computers and basic programsWillingness to travel up to 50% of the timeKey Competencies:Relationship Management - Maintains regular communication with customer and fosters partnering relationships. Responsive to customer needs and wants through planned, personalized communicationFlexibility/Adaptability - Responds to changing needs of the business; personally identifies and champions to new ideas for improvement and growthCommunication -Speaks, writes, listens, and presents information in a logical and articulate manner appropriate for the audienceInitiative - Recognizes what needs to be done, takes action and accomplishes results as the situation demandsResults Orientation - Holds self and/or others accountable for accomplishing work commitments and deliverables; understands the targeted results he/she is accountable for and actively strives to achieve them; sets and achieves high standards of performanceAdditional Information:Classification: Exempt / Salary, paid bi-weekly, benefits eligiblePosition open: ImmediatelyLocations: Southern Business Unit (SBU) - New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, north Alabama, and the foothills of Kentucky and Missouri. Can live anywhere in the SBU as long as there is good access to a major airport.Reports to: Technical Sales ManagerEquipment provided: Company vehicle as well as computer, printer, cell phone, etc. Horizon Ag-Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Horizon Ag-Products, Irving , Technical Sales Specialist, IT / Software / Systems , Irving, Texas

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