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Implementation Specialist

Company: Land O'Lakes Inc
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Join Land O'Lakes, Inc., and help us bring food from farmer to fork, building vibrant communities along the way. We're a global, Fortune 250 company and a farmer-owned cooperative, which means we work for one another-not Wall Street. We're proud to rank a Top Workplace. We offer:

  • Competitive compensation and rewards
  • Best-in-class healthcare for you and your family
  • Powerful savings programs
  • Training and career progression

    Implementation Specialist

    The Implementation Specialist serves as a direct partner and coach to our customer-owner's top 1000 retail sellers to expand the retail seller's competencies and selling skills. Responsibilities include daily direct farm-gate calls in partnership with the retail seller.

    Territory:Southeast / South Central Iowa

    Responsibilities:
    60% Sales Generation
    • Manages and grows business through a defined plan and consistent communication with assigned owners and internal teams with strong focus on STAMPS, seed, and services
    • Coaches and trains top retail sellers at the farm-gate on products, programs, services, and technologies with the goal of influencing grower decisions
    • Utilizes pre-call planning tools and approach
    • Relies on agronomy or services experts for technical knowledge as needed
    • Records all relevant account details in the CRM software (Salesforce)

      40% Strategy Execution
      • In partnership with top retailer sellers, executes by using tools such as the Master Alignment Plan (MAP), Farmer by Farmer (FxF) Plan, R7, FFT and ACRE sprints. Measures and monitors progress against plans.
      • Owns and is accountable for the FxF Plan and for digital and services adoption by retailer sellers
      • Coaches and communicates at the farm-gate level the total acre value proposition to the top 1,000 retailer sellers including brand ladder, partnered and proprietary brand strategies, programs, pricing, services, and digital technology and platforms
      • Supports the retail seller in Answer Plot and post-harvest meetings
      • Coordinates with local manufacturer representatives
      • Implements MAP with retail sellers
      • Manages discretionary and insight trial seed

        Key Performance Indicators (KPI's):
        • # of Retail Seller Coaching days
        • Sales and growth targets
        • Gross margin
        • Strategic imperatives

          Required Qualifications:
          • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
          • Ability to see the "big picture" of the organization and the farmer's operation
          • Understands how the key drivers of the business relate to each other and work together to produce profitable growth
          • Proactive communicator with exceptional written, verbal, and formal presentation skills
          • Trustworthy with a strong level of personal commitment
          • Ability to coach and mentor others by suggesting improvements and leading change
          • Ability to make sound decisions and complete tasks in a fast-paced work environment
          • Ability to work independently and manage productivity
          • Experience demonstrating agility and leading/adapting quickly to change
          • Technical agriculture product / crop expertise and ability to develop and educate others on products, services, and programs
          • Ability to effectively manage projects.
          • Solid experience using Microsoft products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint); virtual collaboration tools (Teams, Zoom); and CRM software (Salesforce)
          • Must have current and valid state driver's license
          • Travel up to 50%, including evenings and some weekends making direct farm-gate calls; may require working long hours during peak seasons

            Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

            Neither Land O'Lakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested.

            Land O'Lakes endeavors to make Landolakesinc.com accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U ) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.

Keywords: Land O'Lakes Inc, Cedar Rapids , Implementation Specialist, Other , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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