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JOB TITLE:                          Agronomy Sales Specialist
MEMBER CO-OP:
               Smoky Mountain Farmers Cooperative
LOCATION:                          Headquarters in Sevierville, TN
DATE POSTED:                  TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2021
DATE AVAILABLE:            As soon as possible.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy or related area
  • Minimum of 5 years related sales experience
  • Must be customer service oriented with strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient with MS Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong knowledge in soil fertility, pest management, seed technology and crop production practices

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintain and increase Agronomy sales business for Smoky Mountain Farmers Cooperative (SMFC)
  • Perform sales activities relative to fertilizer, seed and crop protection products
  • Communicate and initiate SMFC crop programs
  • Provide technical agronomic support to local producers and education to other staff
  • Initiate and supervise field demonstration plots for seed, fertilizer and crop protection products
  • Develop and deliver presentations at grower meetings
  • Will cover territory in Northeast Tennessee and Western North Carolina
  • Must be able to travel overnight, occasionally
  • Manage multiple projects and meet project deadlines
  • Provide exceptional customer service