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Ag Equipment Sales Representative

Company: Ziegler CAT
Location: Postville
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Ziegler Ag Equipment has an opening for an ambitious sales professional to join our sales team in Postville, IA. The Ag Equipment Sales Representative would be responsible for developing relationships with farmers to sell products that fit best in their farming operation. This person would represent the FENDT - product line, CLAAS - product line, LEXION - product line, MASSEY FERGUSON - Product Line, Ag-Chem - Product Line, and the Brandt - Product Line. The Ag Equipment Sales Representative would also have responsibility of the CAT - Product Line along with Ziegler's used inventory to their assigned customers. This position offers a base salary with uncapped commission potential. The Sales Representative will be provided a company vehicle as well as the latest business technology.

The primary area of coverage would be the following counties

- Winneshiek
- Fayette
- Allamakee
- Clayton


  • Serves as the first point of contact between the customer and Ziegler Ag Equipment.
  • Develops coverage plan and document coverage activities for a better outcome on customer visits
  • Collaborates with the Ag Regional Sales Manager during the sales process, encouraging team selling
  • Promptly responds to requests of administrative and managerial employees
  • Meets and responds to the needs of assigned customers in a professional and timely manner
  • Uses other specialists as needed such as product specialists, manufacturer reps, management, etc.
  • Develops good rapport with customers, maintaining a good balance of personal and business friendship
  • Presents self as a professional, neat, clean Ziegler Ag representative
  • Accurately maintains customer information lists and sales activities through CRM software
  • Prepares sales contracts for obtained orders and submits those orders for processing
  • Adheres to defined schedules for required paperwork and reports. Maintains level of expense consistent with corporate requirements
  • Plans ahead for call activity and strategy
  • Plans and executes a pricing strategy consistent with company policy
  • Works in a cooperative manner with management and other employees on an inter- and intra-departmental basis
  • Follows up on leads and other inquiries
  • Prospects and reaches out to "new" customers on a regular basis
  • Creates and presents material to encourage the customer's decision-making process
  • Effectively use demonstrations - plans, qualifies, formalizes the demo presentation and follows up with written recap and quote
  • Emphasizes product features based on analyses of customers' needs, and on technical knowledge of product capabilities
  • Controls the sales interview with appropriate questions to determine needs and listens effectively to meet those needs
  • Promptly responds to customer requests
  • Continually works to find product or service solutions for customer's unique needs
  • Researches competitive product information, developing knowledge of competitive products and sellers
  • Resolves customer issues both within and out of the direct sales process
  • Maintains strong relationships with many key accounts to ensure their continued business with Ziegler
  • Promotes corresponding and additional products and services to customers according to their needs Qualifications:
    • High School diploma or GED required; Bachelor's degree in business or agriculture-related field
    • 2+ years of successful sales experience selling ag equipment preferred
    • Strong mechanical aptitude
    • Strong agricultural background
    • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal
    • Personal characteristics: Self-Motivated, Customer Focus, Learning Orientation, Consideration for others / Empathy, Self-Confidence, Teamwork
    • Clean driving record is a must
    • Class A CDL or willingness to obtain one within a defined period of time
    • Obtain a DOT medical certification card
    • Pass a DOT pre-employment drug screen & physical
    • Able to drive equipment for demonstration purposes
      • Travel:

        Up to 75% travel within the within the four county territory on a daily basis. Very few overnights required.

        Minimum Physical Requirements:
      • Standing, walking, using hands, talking, and hearing.
      • Working Conditions may be indoor and/or outdoor. Noise level may be moderate at times.
      • DOT driving requirements:

        Applicants must be able to obtain a DOT medical certification card and pass a DOT pre-employment drug screen and physical.

        Minimum Physical Requirements:
        • Standing, walking, using hands, talking, hearing.
        • Working Conditions may be indoor and/or outdoor. Noise level may be moderate at times.

          DOT driving requirements:

          Applicants must be able to obtain valid Class A CDL, obtain a DOT medical certification card, and pass a DOT pre-employment drug screen and physical.

          This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Ziegler Inc. will reasonably accommodate the known disabilities of qualified disabled individuals.

          Ziegler Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color or creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, affectional preference, disability, age, marital status, familial status, protected veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission dealing with discrimination, or any other protected class status.

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Keywords: Ziegler CAT, Cedar Rapids , Ag Equipment Sales Representative, Sales , Postville, Iowa

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