Business Development/Sales, Vegetable Seed

Company Name:
AGFORCE, A ProFormance Talent Group Co
On behalf of our client, an employee-owned company that produces and distributes a variety of vegetable seeds all over the world, we are seeking candidates for the position of Sales
, Vegetable Seed Specialist. This is a direct hire eligible for competitive compensation and benefits' package! Immediate consideration for qualified candidate.
Summary and Purpose:
Establish and maintain accounts in the Salinas Valley, CA and surrounding regions. Gain understanding of market trends and growers needs while working closely with Product Development and Research staff to identify lettuce varieties suited for the Salinas Valley, CA region.
Responsibilities to include (but are not limited to) the following:
Maintain, introduce and establish proprietary lettuce varieties through trialing and written evaluations of trial performance
Sell exclusive and tertiary products
Take over and improve relations with house accounts within your assigned region
Expand customer base within the Salinas Valley, CA
Work closely with Yuma, AZ sales staff to help transition grower needs from Salinas to Yuma (Aug Sept and March April)
Coordinate, plant and evaluate lettuce trials
Delivery of orders as needed when warehouse is unavailable
Provide input on
& Pre-commercial trialing program for lettuce as needed through evaluations and grower interest
Review advanced genetics (R&D trials) and provide feedback
Keep research up-to-date on market trends and needs
Help locate and place R&D trials
Annual forecast (Oct./Nov. each year) by variety/month
Monthly updates
Understand and share knowledge of target markets and customers
Be aware of ability to bundle related
and products as needed.
Some travel (domestic and international)may be required to help in other sales areas. The Salinas, CA and Yuma, AZ regions work closely together to ensure continuity of service to customers. All trips would be less than two weeks and more commonly three to seven
Ideal candidate will have the knowledge and ability to perform the above successfully as well as have the following skills and/or experience:
Bachelor's (or Associates) Degree in an agricultural related field (or equivalent combination of job experience and education)
Knowledge of Salinas Valley and grower trends for the area preferred
Knowledge and understanding of the lettuce industry as well lettuce varieties and slotting preferred
Knowledge and understanding of seed industry
At least 3 years experience in agriculture related business

skills (working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Internet, E-mail)
Valid drivers license and clean driving record
Spanish speaking a plus
AGFORCE, a Proformance Talent Group company, is authorized to source, prequalify and introduce candidates to its client for the above-noted position. Interested parties should submit resumes to with position title listed in subject line. Please include anticipated compensation and/or salary history in body of e-mail. All inquiries are confidential and will not be shared without candidate's permission. We thank you in advance for your consideration. EOE/EOR.
AGFORCE does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. All candidates are afforded equal opportunity with respect to consideration, employment offers, compensation, benefits, training, transfer, and promotion without discrimination.

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