Position Description

Ag Technical Sales and Service Representative
Location AR - Fort Smith
Job Code 2020-010
# of Openings 1
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ABOUT HAWKINS

 

Thousands of organizations across a variety of industries have depended on Hawkins, Inc. for the chemical products they need since 1938.  Our Water Treatment Group (WTG) services a wide range of clients:  municipal water and wastewater treatment systems, commercial swimming pools, industrial process and wastewater facilities, food manufacturers, agricultural growers, and the oil/gas industry.  This is Hawkins' fastest growing division and we look to continue to provide excellent support to our customers.

 

Learn more about us at    www.hawkinsinc.com/careers .

 

Hawkins’ WTG has an Agricultural team focused on maintaining livestock by providing treatment for safe, clean water to protect growers’ investment and maximize return.  Contaminated or poor-quality water is dangerous and can spread disease, and clean water leads to healthier birds, swine and cows who drink more, eat more, and are less vulnerable to disease.

 

 

ABOUT THE JOB

 

We are looking for an individual to join the Hawkins Water Treatment Group based out of Ft. Smith, AR as an Agriculture Technical Sales and Service Representative.  This individual will be responsible for installation and maintenance of water treatment systems for livestock growers, and will support sales growth and profitability of chemical products, equipment, and service.  He or she will also support existing accounts and grow new accounts, and support the regional WTG branches with technical support for Ag sales, product knowledge, and industry expertise.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Support water treatment chemical sales efforts for the Agricultural market, including technical sales and service for existing accounts, following up on sales leads with prospective accounts, working with WTG branches to support sales and grow profitable sales.
  • Work closely with current and prospective Ag customers to understand business needs and recommend product and technical improvements and innovations.
  • Install, service and repair customer equipment and provide ongoing preventive equipment and process maintenance at customer sites.
  • Establish and maintain productive, professional relationships with new and existing customers, and internal customer support and sales teams.
  • Pursue new business development opportunities for sales growth, maintain and establish valuable industry contacts, and keep management informed of competitive developments in the territory.

 

 

ABOUT YOU

 

Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of the Agricultural Water Treatment industry, including poultry and swine and bovine growing and production methods.
  • Ability to identify appropriate sales opportunities and key personnel within accounts
  • Ability to professionally and positively present information about Hawkins products and services
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic, ambitious, self-motivated and hard- working individual with ability to work independently and with teams
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Strong math skills including ability to perform calculations to determine flow rates, etc.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Available to regularly work a schedule that consists of 10-12-hour days and requires 8-12 nights per month of overnight travel
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Effective organizational and follow-through skills required
  • Ability to deal diplomatically and communicate effectively with internal and external customers
  • Must have good driving record that meets company expectations and be able to pass drug and background screening

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to regularly travel throughout territory via personal vehicle or company vehicle
  • Occasionally ride along with Technical Route Sales Drivers in DOT Class B WTG trucks
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds several times a day.
  • Ability to sit, stand, and ascend stairs or ladders for up to 12 hours per day.
  • Ability to work in facilities where there may be a variety of temperatures in facilities that do not have air conditioning.
  • Able to perform manual dexterity tasks - Requires fine motor skills including the ability to grasp and work with tools.
  • Occasional turning, twisting, stooping, bending, and reaching. 

 

 

 

WORK FOR THE BEST

 

Hawkins offers a competitive compensation and benefit package and is an award-winning employer and organization!    Learn more about us at  www.hawkinsinc.com (NASDAQ: HWKN).

 

 

All resumes/applications must be submitted online.

 

Hawkins, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Hawkins, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace Employer

 

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