Position Id
2047
Location
BC
Number of Openings
1
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
AOR:
(AS) Agronomy / Seed
Vacation
As per employment standards

Benefits
incentives
Date Posted
1/10/2022

Sales and Technical Support Representative- BC

Be the champion for biocontrol in the British Columbia marketplace!

Our Canadian client is an established and rapidly growing leader in IPM biological control. The company specializes in the production, sale and distribution of beneficial insects, mites and nematodes, bio-insecticides and more. With the collaboration of their customers and partners, their goal is to reduce the use of synthetic insecticides in the environment, locally and globally. They offer proven ecological and innovative solutions to control insect pests and mites that damage horticultural, greenhouse and agricultural crops in greenhouse and field environments.

With a robust product development pipeline and domestic production capacity, they have a distinct advantage in the marketplace and deliver extra value to their customers by providing fresh, highly viable, high quality and highly effective biocontrol products combined with excellent customer service.

They currently seek to add a Sales and Technical Support Representative for British Columbia to their team.

This professional, autonomous, enthusiastic person with relevant experience in the field of integrated pest management (IPM) will be responsible for promoting and selling the company's products, providing customer service, and for providing technical support to BC horticultural greenhouse and field crop growers.

What you will do- Reporting to the General Manager, in this unique, diversified role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Plan and conduct grower visits to promote the product portfolio, identify grower problems and needs, screen and identify pest issues, and provide control solutions
  • Secure new business and process orders, achieving sales and margin objectives
  • Provide after-sales follow-up and customer service
  • Provide technical support to customers’ biocontrol programs
  • Respond to customer inquires and questions regarding product use, availability, pricing, performance issues etc.
  • Participate in industry exhibitions, conferences, and trade shows
  • Participate in the management of the company, producing sales and management reports
  • Communicate with production department to plan quantity and ensure quality
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to create collateral promotional and technical materials- product tech and spec sheets, usage directions, web content, FAQs etc.

What you offer- As an ideal candidate for this full-time, permanent opportunity, your qualifications and experience will include:

  • Agricultural diploma or bachelor’s degree in agronomy or biology
  • An interest in and knowledge of plant production, organic farming, and biological control
  • 5+ years of experience in territory management/sales to greenhouse and/or field crop growers
  • Demonstrated experience in integrated pest management (IPM) product and services sales and technical support
  • Fluent in English, oral and written communications; knowledge of the French language is ideal but not strictly required
  • Efficient in the use of Microsoft Office
  • A valid driver's license with clean driving record and ability to travel throughout the province
  • Strong skills in prospecting, market development, sales and forging lasting customer relationships
  • Strong negotiating, communication and influencing skills
  • Orientation to working autonomously, efficiently prioritizing, organizing, and managing time and activities, and to achieving results
  • Strong ability to learn and communicate technical information and concepts

Our client offers a competitive compensation package reflecting experience and qualifications, consisting of base salary, incentive opportunity, mileage allowance, expense reimbursement and more. Full details will be shared with applicants who demonstrate the required qualifications.

To apply for this position, please click on ‘APPLY’ and follow the self-serve application process, or email your resume to Mike Bachner, VP, Practice Leader at mike@grasslandsgroup.com Questions may also be addressed to Mike by calling 1-866-519-2793.

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Individuals who hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency need only apply. Applicants not currently authorized to work in Canada will not be considered as our firm is not licensed to assist with immigration. Those with temporary work permits or those outside of Canada will not be retained in our database.

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