Field Sales Agronomist

Benson Hill Biosystems

Indiana, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Sales
  • Post Date: 12/21/2020
  • Website: bensonhillbio.com
  • Company Address: 1100 Corporate Square Dr, St Louis, MO, 63132

About Benson Hill Biosystems

Benson Hill is a crop improvement company that unlocks the natural genetic diversity of plants to help modernize our food system. We empower innovators with a revolutionary crop design platform to develop healthier and more sustainable crops. Our CropOS™ platform combines machine learning and big data with genome editing and plant biology to drastically accelerate and simplify the product development process.

Job Description

ABOUT BENSON HILL SEEDS
Benson Hill Seeds is a subsidiary of Benson Hill, a company moving food forward from plant to plate.  Benson Hill Seeds develops, produces and sells soybean seeds delivering highly competitive yields and value-added attributes such as better nutritional content and healthier oils. The nutritional value of our soybeans provides new and additional sources of revenue for growers, providing an attractive alternative to commodity growth. Our core values are to Be Bold, Be Inspired and Be Real!

OUR PURPOSE AND CORE VALUES

Our Core Values are a set of common principles we share that are fundamental to our company’s identity.

  • BE BOLD!  We redefine boundaries by providing new solutions to difficult problems. Together we are driven to transform the future and will not allow the fear of failure to prevent us from innovating. We voice our opinions, embrace change, and challenge each other to think creatively.
  • BE INSPIRED! We redefine boundaries by providing new solutions to difficult problems. Together we are driven to transform the future and will not allow the fear of failure to prevent us from innovating. We voice our opinions, embrace change, and challenge each other to think creatively.
  • BE REAL! We understand who we are, what we want to achieve, and what it takes to get there. We hold each other accountable through timely, candid, and well-intentioned feedback. Together we engage in honest communication and healthy debate that leads to success through true alignment.

POSITION SUMMARY

We are actively seeking a FIELD SALES TRIALS AGRONOMIST to join our rapidly growing organization. This new position will help manage our expanding commercial soybean variety trials, interacting with cooperators as well as third party trial providers.  This role will also leverage insights from those trials to assist growers and channel partners to better place and manage our products.

YOU WILL:

(ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES)

  • Coordinate with grower cooperators and third-party service providers to plant, manage and analyze commercial soybean trials
  • Observe products in varied trial locations to develop placement and management insights
  • Recommend competitive checks for trials
  • Collaborate with agronomists and plant breeders on commercial product advancement decisions
  • Provide product information to sales and marketing materials (ex. tech sheets, product guides, videos)
  • Provide distributors and growers insights to successfully place and manage our products
  • Maintain a strong grower and customer rapport, while supporting a strong company image to customers
  • Assist distributors and partners in resolving grower service calls involving product performance and agronomic issues
  • Serve as a product expert to support business development efforts

YOU HAVE:

(COMPETENCIES AND QUALIFICATIONS)

  • Certified Crop Advisor certification preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to travel extensively domestically
  • Strong written and oral communications skills – both one-to-one and presenting to groups
  • Product sales competency, with preference for seed and/or crop chemistry sales
  • Agronomic scouting and crop diagnostic skills
  • Knowledge of field plot design and experimental procedure
  • Ability to handle prolonged standing and walking in field setting
  • May be required to occasionally lift up to 50 LBS

EDUCATION:

  • A B.S. Degree in agronomy or related ag field

EXPERIENCE:

  • 3-5 years’ experience
  • Production experience across multiple crops, with an initial focus on soybeans
  • Experience working with identity-preserved specialty output grain production

SOFTWARE/SKILLSET:

  • Microsoft Outlook and Office environment

OTHER:

  • Attention to detail
  • Strong Customer Focus
  • Collaborative
  • Ability to focus and work independently with little direction
  • Strong self-motivation and organizational/prioritization skills
  • Flexibility to schedule changes

WE HAVE A TOTAL REWARDS PACKAGE AT BENSON HILL THAT CONSISTS OF MORE THAN JUST YOUR PAYCHECK. TOTAL REWARDS AT BENSON HILL COVERS PAY (SALARY AND BONUS), HEALTH (EMPLOYER BENEFIT CONTRIBUTIONS) AND WEALTH (INVESTMENTS). SOME OF THE PERKS INCLUDE:

  • A Collaborative Environment
  • A flexible PTO program with a focus on work/life balance
  • Competitive medical benefits and retirement savings plan
  • FREE Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Education reimbursement
  • PAID parental leave
  • And more….

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