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Crop Specialist

Company: Grain Millers in St. Ansgar
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: July 28, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionCrop SpecialistThe successful candidate will be based out of either Eden Prairie Minnesota or Marion Indiana.For more than 35 years, Grain Millers has tested every decision against one thing: Is it good? For our farmers, our employees, our customers and our consumers. As one of the world's largest conventional and organic oat millers, our legacy is built on being more than just an ingredient supplier; we are a proactive partner. We work with enthusiasm and energy every day, and we take great care in everything we do - to provide simple, clean food that helps people live healthier lives. We are looking for a Crop Specialist who possess strong organizational skills, is comfortable being supplier and customer facing and possess excellent communication skills. This is a technical role requiring a person to be extremely conversant in agronomic characteristics and crop science and will be called upon to represent Grain Millers in these areas in industry associations and research initiatives. Such initiatives may include assisting with or coordinating research projects, Identity Preserved programs and the establishment of strategic goals around company R&D support.The ideal candidate should be interested in furthering their education and understanding of corn and oat milling and physiology. This includes developing relationships with trade organizations to enhance knowledge of Grain Millers and competitors' businesses. This person needs to have an agricultural understanding, and highly developed salesmanship as well as customer satisfaction skills. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a high level of technical knowledge regarding grain and derived products.
  • Keeps up to date with current and new agronomic and crop production practices, in order to:
    • Keeps Grain Millers on the leading edge of the value chain, with a special focus on being the industry leader in the organic sector.
    • Acts as a resource to suppliers and the Grain Millers team regarding best crop production practices for various grains.
      • Scouts fields for suppliers, providing advice as pertinent, and projecting individual and/or aggregated supply forecasts and feedback for procurement team.
      • Assists in grain quality assessment and understands how production factors impact grain quality.
        • Travels up to 30% of the time(more in Summer less in Winter), including overnight travel primarily within the midwestern states of the US. (Crop scouting, Farmer Trade shows, Agronomic, Seed Company and University Field Days and represents the Company.)SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
          • Bachelor's degree in Agronomy, Crop Science, or related field and two plus years of related experience.
          • Knowledgeable in Cereal Science and/or Soil Science is a plus.
          • A professional presence and outstanding presentation skills.
          • Excellent interpersonal skills that allow effective working relationships with a diverse customer, colleague, and vendor population. This includes listening and problem-solving skills.
          • Demonstrated skill in organization, planning, and problem solving.Grain Millers, Inc. is a place where you can put your innovative technical and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly motivated people. This is a great company with great people. If you are the type who truly thrives on making a positive impact, please Apply today.

Keywords: Grain Millers in St. Ansgar, Eden Prairie , Crop Specialist, Other , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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