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Outside Sales Representative

Location Chandler, Minnesota | Marshall, Minnesota | Brookings, South Dakota Date posted 06/10/2024 Job ID 15963 Salary range $42,900-$86,900 Work arrangement: Hybrid
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CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world.  We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world.  Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.

Summary

CHS is looking for an Outside Sales Specialist for our Cenex® branded products in the Chandler, MN area. You must be able to make decisions and work independently and in a team environment.  You must be detail-oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written and proficient with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobility within CHS.

Responsibilities

  • Increase sales and profitability for the cooperative through the implementation of sales, marketing, and consulting processes for Cenex® products and cooperative services.
  • Implement and support current customer programs. Develop new customer markets with sales growth.
  • Communicate with customers and internal stakeholders in a professional and positive manner.
  • Collaborate with sales, marketing, distribution, operations, technical staff, and credit to heighten the visibility and impact of sales calls.
  • Identify needs and provide consultative services for businesses and customers by combining established relationships with product, marketing, and technical skills.
  • Prepare sales presentations, contracts, bids, and proposals to ensure the successful outcome of transactions.
  • Provide training to co-op staff and customers.
  • Service customer complaints and inquiries.
  • Use CRM to account for results and customer communications.
  • Manage and complete special projects for the local co-op and customers.
  • Develop knowledge of multiple energy products and apply this knowledge in all aspects of the job.
  • Maintain and promote a strong collaborative, positive, safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures, and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.
  • Training provided by CHS: product training, CHS sales training, National Sales Certification available, and computer training on CRM software. 

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • High School diploma or GED
  • 2+ years of experience in Sales, Business Development, and/or Sales Business Operations

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferred in Business, Communications, Marketing, or related field
  • Outside sales experience to include: presentations, utilizing persuasive negotiation skills, customer service, conflict resolution, and working independently
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite: Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Valid driver's license with clean driving record
  • Pre-employment screening is based on the job requirements and industry guidelines and may or may not be required for the position. If required, selected candidates must pass pre-employment screenings to include all or a combination of drug, criminal, motor vehicle check, physical requirements and FMSCA Clearinghouse.

CHS offers a competitive total rewards package. Compensation includes base wage and, depending upon position, may include other earnings such as bonus, incentives and commissions. Actual pay offered will vary based on multiple factors which may include, without limitation, experience, education, training, specialized skills and certifications.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, wellness programs, life insurance, health and dependent care savings accounts, paid time off, 401(k), pension, profit sharing, short- and long-term disability, tuition reimbursement and adoption assistance, subject to the eligibility requirements for each benefit plan.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disability.       

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