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Regional Sales Representative

Location: Stewartville
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Sales Rep with a Purpose

Were looking for someone who is passionate about cultivating an interest in a more responsible way to grow. More than just identifying new markets and leads, pitching prospects, and connecting customers to the right products, we need someone who is engaged with our mission to play a small role in the global effort to restore and regenerate our planet. Someone with enough experience in the Agriculture, Lawn & Garden, Horticulture, Soil Media, and/or Fertilizer Industry to know they want to help change it. And ideally, someone who calls the Midwest homethe position reports to Stewartville, MN and covers Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. This is a hybrid role and the Sales Rep will be expected to visit the office in Stewartville two times per week. ABOUT RETURN Were a local leader in the organic and sustainable fertilizer business that cares deeply about our people, planet, and soil.

We provide a viable alternative to synthetic growing products that encourage soil regeneration to help grow healthier food, people and planet. Not to mention, were a certified Great Place to Work! HOMETOWN Return is based just outside of Rochester, in the heart of rural southeastern Minnesota.

At over 100,000 people, Rochester is consistently rated as one of the best cities to live in the U.S. Scenic beauty and an even pace top the list of reasons why, followed by plenty of dining, shopping, and entertainment options.

RESPONSIBILITIES Our Sales Rep responsibilities include:

  • Build and maintain a productive and growing sales lead network.
  • Communicate with customers and leads.
  • Manage healthy customer relationships through ongoing communication.
  • Communicate new products to prospects and customers.
  • Maintain sales reportscalls, orders, sales, lost business, customer or vendor relationship issues.
  • Provide periodic territory sales forecasts.
  • Assist Sales Manager with organizational skills, account strategies, territory planning and administrative responsibilities.
  • Develop and increase sales revenue to meet targets.
  • Become actively involved sales orientation and sales training.
  • Act as a knowledgeable expert to customers.
  • Assist with sales exhibit planning.
  • Attend trade shows.
  • Participate in education and training conferences on selling and marketing programs.
  • Coordinate and assist in leading sales meetings to include site selection and agenda preparation.
  • Check on competitive activity and develop new methods of attaining new accounts.
  • Troubleshoot problems regarding products provided.
  • Answer questions from customers and handle complaints.
  • Regional travel will be required between Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin, as well as for periodic trade shows.
    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. CHARACTERISTICS
    Our ideal sales rep is:
    • A tech-savvy, team player
    • Accountable
    • Decisive
    • Thorough
    • A Communications Professional
    • Customer Focused
    • Cool Under Pressure
    • An efficient Time Manager
    • Results Driven
    • Diversity and Inclusion Minded
      • At least three years of sales experience in lawn and garden, horticulture, soil media, compost and/or fertilizer; five years of experience preferred.
      • Experience as a Sales Agronomist highly desirable.
      • Strong knowledge of all aspects of the sales cycle from prospecting to closing the deal.
      • Proficient with Salesforce or other CRM.
      • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, or similar software.
      • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
      • Valid drivers license.
      • Good IT and diagnostic skills.
      • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
      • Excellent sales and negotiation skills.
      • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
      • Able to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
      • Willing to uphold our company values.
      • Elevates team members and fosters growth through collaboration and encouragement.
      • Innovates old tasks and and improves procedures.
      • Takes personal responsibility and possesses a curious mindset.
      • Takes initiative to proactively communicate.
      • Dedication to upholding our ongoing efforts to leave the planet better than we found it. EDUCATION
        • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Sales, Business, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. WORK ENVIRONMENT The Sales Representative may work in outside weather conditions including extreme heat and cold. This role is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, a loud work environment, fumes or airborne particles, potentially toxic chemicals and vibration. EEO Statement Return provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Powered by JazzHR PI191819991

Keywords: RETURN INC, Rochester , Regional Sales Representative, Other , Stewartville, Minnesota

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