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DATE POSTED: May 01,2017
LOCATION: Wall Lake, IA
CATEGORY : Agronomy
BUSINESS UNIT : Crop Production Services (Retail)
JOB ID: 2016-4455
FULL JOB TITLE: Manager, Agronomy Services - Dyna-Gro (WCB)
Crop Production Services Overview
Crop Production Services(CPS) is one of the largest farm and market retailers in the United States. With over 150 years in the business, we are the most effective and efficient supply chain in the United States for rapid development of seed, fertilizer and crop protection products. Our mission is to be a trusted and recognized leader in the agriculture industry, the first choice of every customer and producer and a growth company where employees can achieve success and develop their maximum potential.
Dyna-Gro is the National brand that is focused on local success! We have distribution in 44 states, 6 major crops and are marketed through over 1000 retail outlets
Dyna-Gro Agronomy Services Manager
REPORTS TO: Agronomy Director DEPARTMENT: Seed
This position will provide service to the Western Cornbelt region for Crop Production Services. You can be located anywhere within the territory, but preferrably IA, NE, SD, ND and/or MN.
The Agronomy Services Manager is responsible for managing, training and providing agronomy support for the Dyna-Gro Agronomists and CPS Divisions. Must have an understanding of the Dyna-Gro product line and overall seed agronomic knowledge. Efforts in this role should lead to increased quality of agronomic seed support, increased confidence in the Dyna-Gro brand and ultimately increased seed sales of Dyna-Gro products. The position will be monitored to ensure the satisfaction of the Agronomy Director.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES:
General time Distribution of responsibilities:
% Time Responsibility
35.0% Coordinate with Seed Managers and other Division and Regional Staff; Maintain communications with DG product managers, regional seed managers and division seed managers on product needs, marketing challenges and successes, production status, new product pipeline, product characteristics and placement details, etc.
25.0% Manage DG Agronomists; Visit in territory and offer guidance and assistance for DG Agronomists: offer general direction, conduct ride-a-longs, attend and/or participate in meetings, field days, etc. Manage Dyna-Gro Agronomist territory sizes with guidance from the Agronomy Director, lead hiring searches and interviews for new DG Agronomists and conduct annual evaluations.
20.0% DG Agronomist Training; Development and implementation of training and continued education for seed agronomists on subject areas such as; products and agronomy, Dyna-Gro tools (Precision Placement, Seed Matrix, plot app and others), assist in the development of the DG Agronomists knowledge base and improve interaction within their respective territories.
15.0% Assist Agronomy Director; Assist the Agronomy Director with training development and implementation, communications, plot coordination and standardization, conduct internal surveys, and other duties as required.
5.0% Administrative and Customer Service Inquiries; Evaluate, troubleshoot, report and follow-up on field problems reported by DG Agronomists and CPS divisions. Insure the situation is satisfactorily resolved. Expense reports, managing emails, organizing/ attending meetings, professional development, CCA credits, etc.