Sales Agronomist – Entry Level
Australia, Victoria
Full Time
30/05/2018
  • Excellent Career Opportunity with Trusted Market Leader
  • Competitive Remuneration & Benefits
  • Friendly and Supportive Work Environment

 

CLIENT

Our client is a multinational company with operations in 30 countries around the world. With a workforce of approximately 10,000 people and an adherence to strong ethical and moral standards, the company continues to grow whilst making meaningful differences to their global communities.

The Division we are representing is at the forefront of agricultural science formulating and selling chemicals such as surfactants, amines, solvents and surface functional materials for use in agrochemicals. Some of their formulations include product types such as emulsifiable concentrates, water dispersible granules and wettable powders.

 

THE ROLE

An exciting, full-time permanent opportunity, has become available for a Sales Agronomist who wishes to enter technical sales as a Key Account Manager and service the Agricultural Market Sector. Working with a great group of supportive professionals, the successful candidate will have an agricultural science background – ideally an Agronomist with 1-2 years of sales experience. You will have the ability to build relationships whilst developing trust and rapport with a broad spectrum of customers. This will vary from senior technical specialists with agricultural formulating companies through to farmers applying products to their crops. 

Some of the duties associated with this role include:

  • You will be trained to support and expand current key accounts throughout ANZ to maximize mutual value and achieve mutual benefits
  • Utilising your broad understanding of customers markets, products, raw material uses, organisation and manufacturing processes you will be a key interface with major clients
  • Maintain regular contact with customers to understand their needs and add value resulting in business growth
  • Develop and implement sales and account strategies for the agricultural market area in the Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) region
  • Implement agreed marketing strategies and business objectives for a defined group of key and major accounts in ANZ
  • Negotiate prices, terms of sale, service and supply agreements with new and existing customers

 

SELECTION CRITERIA

As this is a technical, customer focused role, to be considered for this position you must meet the following criteria:

  • A degree in Science, Agricultural Science (qualifications in Agronomy will be highly regarded) with a minimum of three years experience in a similar customer focused, technical role
  • You will be a good listener exhibiting empathy, possessing great interpersonal skills as well as face-to-face technical sales skills
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills in English are a must together with good presentation skills
  • Must be a relationship builder that can develop exceptional rapport with the broad spectrum of customers you will be dealing with
  • As this is a sales role, excellent negotiation skills are mandatory
  • Excellent time and project management skills to drive projects to completion and manage conflicting demands of business and customer requirements
  • Must be willing to travel regularly within the East coast of Australia and New Zealand

 

APPLICATIONS

To apply for this role, please submit a targeted resume accompanied by a Letter of Application addressing the above selection criteria by using the “Apply Now” button below. To have a strictly confidential discussion about this role, please call our team on 03 9516 0100 during office hours, or Helen on 0438 620 434, after hours.

 

 

THANK YOU

We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. As we receive a large number of applications every day, we can only contact short-listed candidates. If you do not receive a call from our Recruiters, then your details will remain in our database for future suitable roles.