Agribusiness Sales
Sales Trainee

General Purpose and Scope of Position

The Sales Trainee is a development role that focuses on obtaining the skills required to become a licensed Pest Control Consultant with the goal of building a successful sales territory. Through their interaction with the branch field sales and management, the Sales Trainee develops the necessary skills to become a successful Field Sales Representative.

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Key Skills and Abilities Include

  • Ability to apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages and ratios to practical applications
  • Requires excellent interpersonal and strong communication skills (verbal and written) forinteraction with customers and fellow employees including the ability to maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer service
  • Detail and accuracy oriented with an ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously to completion within established deadlines
  • Proficient with computers utilizing Microsoft Windows and Office Suite applications

Key Personal Attributes Include

  • Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, agronomy, plant pathology, entomology or associated agricultural science is
  • Eligible for Pest Control Consultant licenses and completion with the first 3 months
  • Ability to read, write and speak the English language fluently

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include

  • Become proficient in all aspects of the retail agriculture supply business and crop
  • Assist field sales staff in all aspects of customer
  • Build product and market knowledge to add understanding and
  • Assist growers with agronomic
  • Conduct regular visits to customer’s crop to examine and diagnose plant health. Recommend pest

and nutrition management programs that ensure best quality and yield.

  • Work towards developing into the Field Technology lead for
  • Maintain accurate record keeping of pesticide
  • Develop strong relationships with other Wilbur-Ellis Company employees based on teamworkand communication
  • Present a professional image to customers in all interactions (verbal, computer generated andface- to-face) and in personal appearance
  • Proactively seek and participate in available company-sponsored training, in an effort to develop and advance skill set and knowledge base
  • Make use of standard office equipment; Computer software and programs, Fax machines, postage machines, copier machines, etc. to effectively perform all aspects of position responsibilities
  • Strictly follow all company Follow all safety rules and regulations while performing work assignments and adhere to all policies and procedures as specified in company manuals, correspondence and as directed in the employee handbook
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive annual salary (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
  • Comprehensive company benefits

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