Crop Protection Sales Representative

Syngenta Group
Cedar Rapids, IA
United States
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Company Description

As a world market leader in crop protection, we help farmers to counter these threats and ensure enough safe, nutritious, affordable food for all – while minimizing the use of land and other agricultural inputs.  

Syngenta Crop Protection keeps plants safe from planting to harvesting. From the moment a seed is planted through to harvest, crops need to be protected from weeds, insects and diseases as well as droughts and floods, heat and cold.  

Syngenta Crop Protection is headquartered in Switzerland. 

Job Description

Please note: The territory for this position is East-Central Iowa. Optimal support location for the territory is in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Quad Cities, Waterloo areas.

At Syngenta, we are working to build the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture that provides leading seeds and crop protection innovations to enhance the prosperity of farmers. To support that challenge, Syngenta is currently seeking a Crop Protection Sales Representative for Syngenta’s East-Central Iowa Territory. In this role, you will be an integral member of a high performing District Sales team working together to achieve profitable growth and create an industry leading and sustainable position for Syngenta.

Accountabilities:

  • Achieving sales, profit, and market share targets with channel partners, key producers and other customers within the assigned territory as part of the overall sales and marketing plan for the district and broader Commercial Unit.
  • Developing and maintaining strong and trusted relationships with customers in assigned territory.
  • Acting as primary liaison for all channel partners and retail accounts within territory which includes developing and implementing annual business plans to influence end-user demand.
  • Partners with Seed Care and AgriEdge Specialists to develop territory opportunities.
  • Create demand at the customer level, ensuring that the customer is knowledgeable about our products and has further interest in Syngenta solutions.
  • Responsible for trade shows, tours, and product launches for crop protection within their territory.
  • Act as a steward of the Syngenta portfolio by making recommendations and by managing complaints/issues in the field as needed, in partnership with Agronomy.
  • Manage operational budget, variable selling expenses, and marketing funds within Commercial Unit / District guidelines.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Marketing, and/or Science
  • 2 years of relevant experience in agronomy, farm, and/or retail within the crop protection or seed industry
  • Up to 75% weekly travel within territory is required for this role
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of agronomics, general cropping practices, agricultural technology and trends and requirements for pest control
  • Strong technical knowledge of Syngenta and competitive products
  • Demonstrated ability to establish meaningful and impactful relationships with customers and internal colleagues through excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Solid business acumen and ability to understand business financials and price/volume relationships
  • Strong negotiating, analytical, problem solving/decision making skills
  • Ability to work independently, Strong planning, organization, and time management

Additional Information

What We Offer: 

  • A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and strives for a work-life balance that supports the team members. Offers flexible work options to support your work and personal needs 
  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts your first day  
  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution  
  • Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts, among other benefits 

Syngenta has been ranked as a top employer by Science Journal. 

Learn more about our team and our mission here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVCN_51GbNI 

Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

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