Sales Representative, Walla Walla, WA

Job Details

Full-Time
Washington
Posted 2 months ago

Reports to: Sales Manager

General Purpose and Scope of Position: Our Client is a National Wholesale supplier of crop inputs. They are seeking a motivated and experienced Agricultural

Sales Representative responsible for managing existing accounts and attracting new customers within a defined sales territory. This position will assist customers with the proper product selection and use of products based on specific agronomic needs. The Agricultural Sales Representation will maintain and develop profitable customer relationships while becoming the market leader within the defined sales geography. This role will be based near Walla Walla, WA. Key Crops Lentils, Wheat, Barley, Grasses, Garbanzo Beans….

Key Skills and Abilities Include

  • Ability to establish strong relationships with field personnel, peers, and customers
  • Knowledge of agricultural production
  • Experience selling and recommending ag chemicals and fertilizers
  • Ability to lead and influence
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • 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

Key Personal Attributes Include

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Agriculture or Business-related field is preferred
  • Three to five years’ experience in the Agricultural industry (preferred)
  • PCA License required
  • 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 25% of the time
  • Physically able to endure outdoor climates including hot or cold weather extremes
  • Willingness and desire to embrace technology to add value to service offering for customers

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
  • Serve as 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
  • Support other team members to attain branch and performance goals
  • Proactively seek and participate in available company-sponsored training to develop and advance skill set and knowledge base
  • Become primary contact between customers and Wilbur-Ellis Company including deliveries, forecasting, credit, complaint handling, custom application, etc.
  • Present a professional image to our customers in all interactions (verbal, computer and face-to-face) through personal appearance and overall demeanor

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary (to be determined based on experience or other factors)
  • Comprehensive company benefits

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Sales

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