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Sales Agronomist

Holmes Agro is seeking motivated and dynamic individuals to join our team:

Sales Agronomist

Sales Agronomist

Holmes Agro is looking to hire two Sales Agronomists: one for the Stayner location and another for the Orangeville location.

We are seeking individuals who are self-motivated, outgoing, and sales-oriented with an agriculture background and expertise and ability to market our products and services. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about building relationships with our customers and growers to better understand their business and needs. Through this partnership, our Sales Agronomists will leverage their leadership and persuasion skills to provide value added solutions and drive growth.

What you’ll do:

  • Assist Ontario growers improve their productivity and crop outputs
  • Travel daily within your assigned region in peak seasons to meet current and prospective customers, generating leads by conducting cold calls and follow up visits, to generate and optimize sales opportunities
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with growers by providing on-farm consultations, developing crop plans and providing agronomic advice and actions to improve crop protection
  • Anticipate and address customers changing needs throughout the seasons and provide recommendations based on routine crop scouting, soil, tissue sampling, and analyzing customer data housed within our proprietary MyFarm system
  • Be an expert in our full line of crop inputs, including crop protection products, seeds and custom fertilizers
  • Ensure exceptional customer experiences by collaborating with internal teams to ensure seamless deliveries to growers by working to support fertilizer, seed and crop protection purchases
  • Support customers stewardship efforts such as 4R’s, precision agriculture, pest assessments & record keeping
  • Accurately record all visit and call details in our MyFarm and order systems
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure seamless deliveries to our growers to ensure exceptional customer experiences
  • Provide back-up support for internal operational activities on an as-needed basis

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Must have a passion for agriculture and helping growers feed Canadians
  • Strong knowledge of crop inputs, seed and crop protections
  • 5-10 years of inside or outside sales experience, outside sales experience preferred
  • Graduate from a Canadian agriculture college or university program preferred, but not required
  • Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) designation preferred or willingness to work towards it
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to allow you to provide a positive experience and work collaboratively with customers, suppliers and internal team
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ownership/entrepreneurial mid set to help grow and shape our business
  • Computer navigation skills and ability to competently work with Microsoft Office suite of products (Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Willingness to work seasonably long hours in Spring and Fall during peak growing seasons

The Holmes Agro Way:

  • Learning and knowledge. We are consistently learning and sharing our knowledge to support and empower each other, our customers, and our community. We are looking for individuals with a strong desire to continue to grow and prioritize self-development
  • Customer Excellence. We strive to be proactive in creating an excellent customer experience and look for team members to hone their customer service skills
  • Solutions Focused. We innovate solutions that support responsible stewardship while making our customers profitable. We look for team members who bring integrative thinking when building solutions

Why Work for Holmes Agro:

  • Competitive wages and incentives – showing initiative will be rewarded!
  • Company benefits and pension plan
  • Work with a team of dedicated individuals who have a passion for agriculture
  • Training and educational opportunities
  • Opportunities for advancement

Who we are:

Holmes Agro is an agricultural retailer, supplying products and services in the areas of seed, fertilizer, crop protection and agronomic advice. We are a service-oriented company, providing value added agronomic solutions to enhance the profitability of our growers. We pride ourselves on the relationships we have built and continue to build with growers throughout Ontario.

We offer an assortment of solutions to suit our customers needs, including but not limited to: lawn and garden, crop nutrients, seed, and crop protection services.

Holmes Agro is committed to developing, implementing, and demonstrating sustainable practices to help reduce environmental impact in our community, and is committed to growers in helping them achieve the same goals.

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