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Field Client Sales and Service Representative - Toulon, IL

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With 84,000 employees, SGS operates a network of more than 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.
SGS is much more than just a place to work. It's a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and grow.
The Field Client Sales and Service Representative services and sells to SGS agricultural services' current and prospective clients, as well as performing field duties throughout the crop season.
Field duties:
€ Represent SGS Precision Agricultural to existing and prospective clients during completion of sampling, auditing, and other professional services.
€ Attend Farm Shows and regional meetings.
€ All related activities for GPS soil sampling according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) guidelines.
€ Encourage Ag Chemical dealers, crop insurers and growers to use grid sampling to make informed fertility decisions.
€ Sample for plant tissue, forage, and manure testing.
Research:
€ Work within SOP guidelines to complete any needed objectives at SGS research locations.
Scouting/Audits:
€ Work within SOP guidelines to complete crop scouting and audits duties as assigned. Read, comprehend and become functional in fertilizer and soil fertility based recommendations per the IL Agronomy Handbook.
€ Assist in other areas of the company as needed.
€ Promote responsibility, good work habits, a positive work environment and improve customer service.
€ At all times, comply with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct.
Qualifications:
We prefer a Degree (2 or 4 year) in Agronomy or related field or two years of relevant experience.
€ Ability to work independently
€ Must have general knowledge of GIS/GPS.
€ Time commitments for this position will be allocated approximately as follows:€ 90 percent Sales Duties € 10 percent Scouting/Audits/Research
€ Ability to read maps to locate fields
€ Organizing, Planning and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize and accomplish your work.
€ Gather information by observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
€ Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards - Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
€ Processing Information - compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
€ Valid Driver's license and ability to drive off-road vehicles
€ Documenting/Recording Information - entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
€ Computer Skills - Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint
€ English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
€ To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
€ This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
€ SGS is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.
If you are applying for a position within the United States and you have difficulty completing the on-line employment application because of a disability, please call 201-508-3149 for assistance and leave a message. You will be called back shortly. Please note, this phone number is not for general employment information, but is only for individuals who are experiencing difficulty applying for a position due to a disability.


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