Grain Marketing Service Represenative

Location: Alton, IA
Job Code: 631
# of openings: 1

Description

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES & REQUIREMENTS:

Responsible for maintaining margins, establishing and maintaining customer grain relationships by marketing Ag Partners grain risk management and origination programs for the Ellsworth facility.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Other duties may be assigned.

  • Work in a safe and efficient manner, according to Ag Partners' safety policy.
  • Utilize good customer service skills at all times, when servicing and greeting customers, and when working with co-workers and other departments within the company.
  • Listen to and resolves customer service complaints.
  • Demonstrate work habits that develop, build, and support the team concept within the organization.
  • Answer the phone and work with producers, responding to pricing questions, selling, etc.
  • Develop sales and marketing techniques to enhance the service to current customers and procurement of new customers.
  • Up to 75% of time devoted to on-farm sales calls.  Travel to territory on a weekly basis.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of Ag Partners grain programs and policies, along with the ability to describe them to customers.
  • Provide and conduct training needs of grain, transportation and farmer marketing programs to employees and producers.
  • Assist other location origination Teams with procurement of cash grain.
  • Serve in a consulting/advisory role with producers.
  • Abide with state and federal rules and regulations, monitors grain contracts to ensure compliance and works with the auditors to respond to questions and provide appropriate information.
  • Ability to actively and efficiently utilize IBM Compatible PC, Windows Environment, 10-Key adding machine, fax machine, copier, telephone and voice mail.
  • Maintain the image of Ag Partners. Inform all company personnel of the importance of portraying a professional image of company facilities, equipment and personal appearance.
  • Provide and conduct training needs of grain, transportation and farmer marketing programs to employees and producers.
  • Scheduling and organizing producer marketing meetings.
  • Assist with rail car billings as requested.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Bachelors degree (B.A) from a four-year college or university; or five to ten years related experience and /or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

POSITION AVAILABLE:  Immediately

LOCATION:  Ag Partners  (Ellsworth, Alton, Fonda, or Hartley) Please note that this position will be responsible for originating grain at our Ellsworth location, but candidate will not need to be based in Ellsworth territory.  Travel to this territory will be required as schedule demands.





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