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Sales Agronomist

Pearl City Elevator
Lena, IL

The Sales Agronomist is a consultative position with a direct farm approach.  This position will establish and execute a sales strategy focused around customer relationship building and mutual success.  

The Details

Position Overview:

This position is a consultative Sales Agronomist position with a direct farm approach.  This position will report to the Director of Sales.   This position interfaces with operations, accounting, and the finance solutions team. Requirements include establishing and executing a sales strategy, which maintains and grows client relationships and mutual success.


Duties include:

  • Strengthen and Expand:  build upon the relationships of established customers each year to understand future operation goals & align PCE resources in areas that are possible.

  • This position manages the client relationship through their agronomic program(s) including account communication.

  • This position is supported by the PCE Agronomy Solutions Team and PCE Customer Experience Team.

  • Personal Professional Development that includes a thorough understanding of soil, agronomy, crop science, and planting/harvesting practices.

  • Ability to consult with customers and potential customers, develop plans, close the sale of the developed plans, and transition the plans to work orders for fulfillment.

  • Prepare action plans and schedules to identify targets of growth opportunities. Identify sales prospects and contact these and other accounts assigned.

  • Prepare presentations, proposals, and sales contracts.

  • Develop and maintain sales materials and current product knowledge.

  • Establish and maintain current client and potential client relationships.

  • Manage account services through quality checks and other follow-up.

  • Identify and support claim resolution process.

  • Prepare a variety of status reports, including activity, closing, follow-up and adherence to sales goals.

  • Evaluate the nutrient management programs, monitor plant response to nutrient application on a regular basis.

  • Evaluate farm nutrient levels from soils, plants, and manures and integrate into a nutrient management strategy.

  • Stay up to date on current agronomic and pesticide information through continued education.


Required Qualifications:

  • 4‐year degree in Agri‐Business related program or 2-year Agri‐Business related certification with 3 years applicable Ag career experience.

  • Acquire &/or maintain Certified Crop Advisor certification.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Strong leadership skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong computer/technology skills.

  • Experience & proficient aptitude with software tools: FieldAlytics, EFC, Microsoft Office

  • Excellent organizational skills, communications skills, the ability to multi‐task, and the ability to work well in a team.


Interested candidates should submit their application for consideration by confidentially contacting Laura Blomme at or 515-444-7342.  

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