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Sales Manager, Agronomy, Procurement

Elkader, Iowa, 52043, United States
May 16, 2018

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I have been involved in retail agricultural sales and service since 1980. This has included

custom application, warehouse and location management, two brief stints as grain

elevator manager, agronomy sales, agronomy sales management and area sales manager.


Excellent communication skills Firm yet flexible


Established track record of Detail oriented

exceptional sales results Enjoy working in a team environment

Exceptional multi-tasker

Effective Retail Sales Manager


Agronomy Procurement/Key Account Lead Feb 2018

Viafield Charles City, IA

Purchasing and pricing plant food and chemical products to meet customer needs as well

as reaching company budget and growth goals. Contact key (large) patrons and prospects

to develop a strategy on growing our on-farm footprint not only with agronomy products

and services but with all company business units.

Agronomy Team Leader Jun 2015 to Feb 2018

VIAFIELD Charles City, IA

I lead the agronomy department. This includes the Sales Team Leader (12 sales people

under him), a seed specialist and a support specialist. Developing and implementing

sales programs to support our company goals and providing our customers with the

products and services is my key role. Procurement of fertilizer, crop protection, and

seed products along with pricing and sales programs are included in my responsibilities.

Agronomy Sales Sep 2014

Three Rivers FS Elkader, IA

Came back to Three Rivers FS to help them re-establish business when a salesman

departed on unfriendly terms. Another influence for me was I was tired of being on the

road and away from home so much.

Area Sales Manager - Western Corn Belt Nov 2008 to Sep 2014

GROWMARK Bloomington, IL

Worked with member and non-member ag retail companies in Wisconsin, Iowa and

Northwest Illinois using GROWMARK and outside warehouses to secure fertilizer

supply/position. This was done through developing a forecasting plan for accounts.

During this time fertilizer sales for the territory grew from 368,000 tons to 685,000 tons.

I was able to work out of my home office and it made for a lot of road time.

Agronomy Sales Management Aug 2002 to Nov 2008

Three Rivers FS Earlville, IA

Led the sales team to new sales heights while increasing department profitability.

Responsibilities included supervision of sales staff (5), location managers (4), procuring

fertilizer, seed & crop protection supplies, pricing and setting up programs, equipment

acquisition as well as crop department budgeting.

Agronomy Sales Sep 1994 to Aug 2002

Three Rivers FS Elkader, IA

During this time I had a 3X growth in crop input sales. Our location excelled above the

others on both sales and profitability while keeping our accounts receivables well below

the other 4 locations.


Associate of Applied Science, Ag Business Management 1995

Spoon River Community College Canton, IL, US

Graduated with honors (3.92 gpa).

Became a Certified Crops Advisor (CCA) in 1996.

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