Technical Nutrition Agronomist (Colfax/Walla Walla, WA)

Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition, LLC

Walla Walla, WA

Do you have an Ag or Business-related degree? Do you have the ability to build strong relationships and work independently? Are you an excellent communicator with the ability to lead and influence? If you said yes to all of these questions, we want to hear from YOU!

For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services.  Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!

General Purpose and Scope of Position:

The Technical Nutrition Agronomist (TNA) will be responsible for supporting crop advisors within the Columbia Plateau sales territory. The TNA will assist in developing sound nutritional strategies for customers within the geography; specifically, proper product selection and use based on agronomic needs. TNA will also provide agronomic training and educational opportunities to the Columbia Plateau field staff.

Specific Responsibilities: 

  • Develop/optimize existing value-added nutritional offerings.
  • Be an active member of the Columbia Plateau Field Development Team.
  • Work as a team member to help identify new key customers, understand their business, determine their needs, and develop nutritional plans and actions for sales territory growth.
  • Communicate with Region and District Sales Managers the nutritional initiatives, objectives, strategies, and action plans.
  • Work as a team member in the analysis and optimization of the Wilbur Ellis nutritional database.
  • Assist District Sales Managers in the development of an annual business plan that optimizes growth in our nutritional segment and profitability for the territory.
  • Assist District Sales Managers in implementing nutritional marketing and sales plans; establish and meet R&D goals; and network with industry representatives, sales staff, and branded product personnel to expand sales opportunities.
  • Assist in the development of new plant nutrition products.
  • Build product and market knowledge to add understanding and credibility.
  • Become primary contact between customers and Wilbur-Ellis Company field staff in developing and executing an integrated nutritional strategy that optimizes our customer’s goals.
  • Strictly follow all company policies which includes safety & regulatory.
  • Participate in industry grower meetings, promoting the sound science and database of Wilbur Ellis’ nutritional offerings and strategies.

Skills and Qualifications Desired:

  • Good interpersonal and team-building skills with a positive attitude and ability to establish relationships with field personnel, peers, and customers.
  • Bachelor's degree in soil science, or agronomy crop production.
  • 4 years’ experience or education is preferred.
  • Knowledge of agricultural production and sound soil science.
  • Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills to small and large groups with an ability to lead and influence
  • Detail and accuracy orientation with an ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Willingness to travel
  • Physically able to endure outdoor climates including hot or cold weather extremes.
  • Physically able to lift heavy objects up to 50 pounds.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of fertilizers (dry and liquid).
  • Proficient with computers utilizing Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office Suite applications.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • In compliance with all states and cities requiring transparency of pay, the base compensation for this position ranges from $62,500 - $83,370. Note that salary may vary based on location, skills, and experience.  This position is eligible for vacation, holidays, health, dental, vision, mental health, retirement plans, and other benefits. 



Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer

Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed, and specialty chemicals and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.

Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people

Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over ninety-three years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to quality work, our customers, and each other.

Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry’s best workforce

Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits, and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.

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