compensation: Competitive Salary and benefits program employment type: full-time
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As the Friesen Group of Companies continues to grow and serve the local agricultural community, we are seeking an energetic, self-motivated individual to assist as a Dairy Feed Sales Representative for Clearbrook Grain & Milling Co. Ltd.
Roles and Responsibilities:
-Generates and takes orders from customers, handles requests for quotations and follows up on requests for product information.
-Make outbound calls to potential and existing customers by telephone or email to sell productions and services which result to be productive and profitable.
-Develop a method to follow up on all quotations.
-Maintain accurate, complete and timely sales information.
-Overcome business and technical objections of prospective customers.
-Liaises with all sales staff to ensure that sales activities are met in a timely, and efficient and cost-effective manner.
-Assists in planning, coordinating, implementing and monitoring Company sales and feed programs to enhance and maximize dairy production and performance.
-Responsible for being familiar with product information; characteristics and product use recommendations.
-Responsible for communicating sales, which may affect production and inventory to appropriate personnel.
-Maintains knowledge of, and contact with, existing customers and potential prospects on a regular, timely, and efficient manner.
-Responsible for maintaining accurate inventory counts including climbing bins if necessary on farm.
-Maintains up-to-date information and knowledge on sales and market trends, product performance, and industry information.
-Attend trade shows as necessary as it is productive and contributes to increases sales.
-Assists in the preparation of the Sales Department operating budget, capital budget and operation plan.
-Informs Feed Sales and Service Manager immediately of concerns and/ or problems.
-Acts as a representative at key industry meetings and functions.
Work Experience Requirements:
-Minimum three (3) years sales and/or service experience in an agricultural related field.
-Knowledge of customer and prospects considered an asset.
-Animal husbandry experience preferred.
-Bachelor degree in Agricultural Science or equivalent experience.
-Possess Veterinary Drug Dispenser license or willing to acquire within three (3) month probationary period.
-Animal husbandry knowledge and skills.
-Must be detail oriented.
-Intermediate office software knowledge.
-Must have a valid B.C. Driver's License
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