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Area Sales Manager Pro Products (Southwest)

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have an Area Sales Manager position available for our Southwest region (Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Nevada) in our Pro Products Division. Professional Products is a division of Simplot Agribusiness headquartered in Boise, Idaho.
SUMMARY
Establishes and maintains relationships with Professional Products customers, distributors and end users, to promote the sale of BEST and or Apex fertilizers products. Develops regional sales strategies to distinguish Simplot from competitors, makes recommendations on price establishment. Monitors product availability, delivery and resolves product problems. Works with other Area Sales Managers to set goals and facilitate sales plans.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Additional Key Activities: Resolves problems that have occurred in pricing, shipping or delivery. Performs administrative duties, preparing reports and developing budget inputs.Performs public speaking at professional seminars and association gatherings. Participates in sales meetings, training sessions and seminars to stay abreast of current marketing and sales information and products.Coordinating sales and marketing programs throughout their Turf grass territory.Maintains contact and build relationships with distributors and their sales force through sales calls, email and telephone contact.Positions Simplot products into marketplace through direct contact with end users (Golf course superintendents, Landscapers, Cities and Municipalities and Nurseries).Developing sales plans, coordinating activities with other area managers.
REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's Degree from 4 year college or universityTen plus years related experience and/or training.In depth knowledge of Simplot/BEST and or Apex products, as well as assigned area turfgrass and or nursery market.Understanding of the complexity of distribution marketing.Sales skills, organizational skills and the ability to delineate and share these with others. Excellent customer service and communication skills are essential. Able to be self motivated and work without direct supervision. An advanced understanding of fertilizer sales and marketing functions. Ability to communicate and work with other sales individuals. The ability to develop relationships with key distributor personnel influencing sales of Best and or Apex Fertilizer.
Disclaimer - These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
Combination of education, training and/or experience will be considered for this position.
HOW TO APPLY
External Candidates:
Visit www.simplot.com/careersSelect Job SearchSelect Current OpportunitiesSelect All Open PositionsApply to Job ID#5600
Please prepare a cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications and submit with your resume via our online application process described above. For best results, please upload your resume as a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF document. This process includes additional job-relevant questions, so plan on at least 20 minutes when you apply.
When a position is in the interview stage or has been filled, it will no longer appear on our Simplot Careers website. If you experience any technical difficulties when applying through our online system, please contact the
JRS
Talent and Culture department for assistance at careers@simplot.com.
The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.


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