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Technical Sales Consultant

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Job Description: 

Who we Are-
Koppert Biological Systems is the worldwide market leader in integrated pest management and disease management. The ongoing attempt to discover and utilize natural principles form the backbone of Koppert’s activities. Our strength lies in our ability to turn this knowledge into practical applications which contribute to finding solutions to prevailing problems. Koppert also believes in sharing knowledge and training staff and clients towards achieving sustainable horticulture and agriculture.

Your Role-
Do you enjoy new challenges? Are you enthusiastic, self-motivated, and an effective negotiator? We are expanding our agriculture team in the Pacific Northwest and have a Technical Sales Consultant role waiting for you! As a Technical Sales Consultant (TSC) at Koppert, you have the opportunity to work in partnership with nature to make agriculture healthier, safer, and more productive. Our consultants promote natural solutions including macro-biologicals, micro-biologicals, and native pollinators. You will be responsible for territory development, sales, and service of Koppert’s product lines.

This position will require you to live in the Tri-Cities/Yakima area (including Kennewick and Pascoe) and have the ability to travel to neighboring areas to meet with clients and customers.

Duties and Responsibilities-

  • Provide growers with sustainable practices including crop protection and natural pollinators utilizing Koppert’s comprehensive portfolio of natural products.
  • Cultivate and maintain markets in the outdoor crops by visiting customers, attending trade shows, networking, and lead generation.
  • Support and develop customer relationships to gain a deep understanding of grower needs and agronomic strategies for the territory.
  • Expand grower’s success in crop protection by developing and implementing personalized integrated pest management (IPM) and pollination strategies in agricultural crops.
  • Achieve sales targets and manage accurate forecasting in designated territory.
  • Key crops include orchards, vineyards, hops, and soft fruits in the Pacific Northwest (PNW).
  • Identify and pursue new market opportunities in agriculture crops.
  • Expand market portfolio by utilizing all Koppert resources to turn prospects into customers.
  • Participate in the development and launch of upcoming Koppert portfolio innovations.

Skills and Qualifications-

  • Dedicated passion for integrated pest management strategies in agriculture.
  • Proven record of accomplishment of successful territory development and achieving sales growth.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including negotiating, collaboration and solution driven approach.
  • Ability to listen, ask good questions, and develop trust in your relationships with customers and peers.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a dynamic work environment and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to write both technically and commercially.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with other departments within the Koppert family.
  • Strong computer skills and understanding of Microsoft Office Suite, CRM software.

Education and Experience-

  • BA/BS Degree in agriculture is preferred or similar experience in agriculture.
  • 3+ years' experience working in agriculture as a grower or consultant.
  • Agricultural Pest Control Advisor license with CDPR (PCA) considered a plus.

Working Conditions-

  • Ability to work with autonomy and willing to travel for business (25%).
  • Work remotely out of home office, hotel, and company vehicle.
  • Frequent amount of commercial travel to visit customers, trade shows, and company meetings.
  • Regular exposure to field and weather conditions in agriculture crops in Washington.
  • Regular exposure to bumble bees and other insects.

Physical Requirements-

  • Ability to regularly sit for long periods of time during travel.
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time on field visits.
  • Ability to travel (air and ground).
  • Ability to adapt to changing environments from customer visits and fast-paced activities.

What we Offer-
Koppert Biological Systems contributes to better health of people and the planet through our products and our people to support global sustainability. Our working atmosphere is informal. We are a family company and closely involved with everything that happens in our company. We are consistently looking at ways of improvement and continuing to invest in our employees. This has made us pioneers in the international market when it comes to biological crop protection and sustainable cultivation systems.

Comprehensive benefits package to include medical, dental, and vision insurance, employer 401K match, employer funded HSA, tuition reimbursement, employer funded life insurance, wellness program initiatives, employee assistance program, volunteer day, Koppert gear, and generous PTO!
Koppert Biological Systems is a veteran-friendly, Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. If you want to join a global and growing organization submit your cover letter and resume. At Koppert, we learn something every day!


Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

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