Drummonds is an established and progressive feed, seeds & grain merchant headquartered in Clonee, Co. Meath.  The origin of the business dates back to 1760.  We aim to offer our customers first-class support & service and have the passion to ‘go the extra mile’.  The Company’s branch network extends across six counties.  We offer our employees excellent working conditions and continuous development opportunities within a friendly & supportive culture.  We are seeking to recruit an energetic and enthusiastic technical salesperson to promote best farm practice & to market our range of quality feeds and seeds and other agri inputs to livestock farmers within a 60 kms radius of Mullingar.  This is a full time permanent role.

Position:         Technical Sales Advisor

Location:         Drummonds Mullingar Branch

Job Overview:

The successful candidate will promote the company’s products and services in a professional manner and deliver a superior standard of customer care.  You will report directly to the Area Manager & your responsibilities will include:

– Servicing a ledger of existing valued customers & further developing the  business.

– Maintaining & developing strong relationships with our valued beef, dairy and   sheep customers & offering them a high level of support & service.

– Providing sound technical advice to customers on our quality range of farm  inputs & requisites with the dual objectives of delivering animal performance &   generating profitable sales.

– Managing a strong portfolio of products & possess the ability to sell the benefits.

– Good understanding & avid interest in beef, dairy and sheep nutrition & feeding  management; general animal husbandry; and in growing grass & other forages.

– Possessing strong problem-solving skills.  The ability to resolve animal underperformance issues and problems to our customers satisfaction in a timely   & efficient manner.

– Account management.

– The appetite to prospect for new business opportunities.

– Ability to drive and exceed sales targets.

– Analyse/plan and review your on-going performance.

– Working as a key member of our technical sales team to deliver new products, technologies and solutions.

– Self-motivated, energetic & able to work on own initiative.

Candidate Profile & Requirements:

This role requires a strong, flexible and results-driven candidate with good sales ability and a clear customer focus.  The ideal candidate will live in the area or be prepared to move there.

– Possess a positive ‘can-do’ attitude.

– A degree in Agricultural Science or related discipline is desirable.

– Good commercial acumen.

– A strong practical understanding & knowledge of dairy, beef & sheep farming.

– Minimum of 3 years sales experience preferably within the agribusiness industry.

– Possess reasonable IT skills.

– Good communication & presentation skills

– verbal, written & interpersonal.

– Enthusiasm, energy, ‘grit’, resilience & the determination to succeed in a challenging market.

– Good people skills.

– Strong sense of personal accountability.

– Highly motivated & organized with good time management skills & the ability to prioritise work under pressure.

– Interested in continuous learning & in furthering your career.

What Drummonds Offer: A competitive salary and benefits package including a company vehicle.

To Apply:

Do you have the passion to work in Drummonds ?  Are you a solution seller ?  Can you add value to our customers’ business ?If you believe you meet the criteria, please forward your CV and a brief cover letter, in absolute confidence, to anthony.rice@drummonds.ie

Closing Date for Applications: Monday, 21st September 2020.                                        

Drummonds – Fuelling Efficient Farming