Job Posting for Technical Corn Agronomist at Stine Seed
Welcome to Stine Seed Company! We are the country’s largest privately-owned seed company, specializing in soybean and corn genetics, headquartered in Adel, Iowa. The Stine name has a proud history dating to the 1940s when Bill Stine began cleaning public variety of soybean seed with a portable cleaner. Since then, Stine has grown and expanded, becoming one of the most recognized and respected names in the corn and soybean industry, owning more than 800 patents.
We’re hiring for a Technical Corn Agronomist. In this role you will serve as the technical agronomic resource for the sales agronomy team and customers. This will include serving as the coordinator for training, trail plot management, product marketing, and agronomy support. You will be traveling 40% of the time within 3-4 states and working remotely from your home. The location can be anywhere in the Midwest including Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri, Iowa, Eastern Nebraska and Kansas. This role will have two main focuses, agronomic support and sales support.
We offer competitive compensation, coupled with significant performance-based bonus opportunity, benefits including, company vehicle, 401K and health insurance.
An ideal candidate would bring:
Experience in agronomy, crop health, and sales management
Ability to travel, 40% including day and overnight travel is expected
Prior success leading a team and working cross-functionally within the organization to meet established goals
Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and basic computer knowledge
Demonstrated initiative and the ability to build/maintain strong relationships and achieve desired results through training.
What you will be doing:
Help RSA’s, ISRs, dealers and customers determine the strengths and proper placement of Stine seed products within the assigned territory and conduct training on those products
Conduct trainings to help develop a strong knowledge of both Stine corn and soybean products for that area
Implement strategies to introduce new corn hybrids and promote key hybrids
Help the Agronomy Team develop ideas and topics for Stine Weekly, Agronomy/Hybrid focus newsletters and pictures/video for media and social media
Assist with the development, design and protocols of Master Yield in the Field (MYIF) and Showcase Plots
Assist with the planting and harvesting of MYIF Plots
Help with the organization and distribution of MYIF plot seed
Assist in managing the Stine Plot Program
Assist RSAs with product performance inquires and the evaluation of any agronomic issues involving Stine seed products
Learn and understand day-to-day needs, issues and sales support of assigned RSAs and ISRs through regular communication and by spending time with the RSA or ISR in their territory
Assist in the development of relationships and training with Pro Dealers, Dealers and key growers
Evaluate RSAs on sales performance and plot protocols. Provide recommendations regarding any changes that should be made to improve productivity of the sales region
Manage and allocate plot seed allocations for assigned RSAs
Assist RSAs with the organization and planning of grower meeting and dealer training
Attend and participate in regional meetings
Assist in the continuation of positive and timely communication between sales force, sales team leaders and other support personnel
Assist in marketing and sales input for future company programs and strategies with assigned RSAs
Attend and participate in sales/agronomy team member meetings and training