Rain Bird Corporation

  • Contractor and Public Agency Specialist

    Job ID
    3650
    # Positions
    1
    Experience (Years)
    5
    Category
    Sales - All
    Country
    Netherlands
  • Overview

    The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and leadership skills, as well as, be proactive, customer-oriented, and driven to succeed in a fast paced environment.  He/she will be self-motivated and enjoy independent field work that will deliver extraordinary results.

     

    He/she will work effectively at various customer levels including dealers, contractors, consultants and government bodies, to educate, justify and successfully sell Rain Bird irrigation products. 

     

    Responsibilities may include irrigation technical training for distributors, assistance in merchandising, developing and expanding markets, etc. Be responsible for forecasting and providing input for the Landscape division on competitive information and market trends. The person will be required to drive the sales and marketing effort of the Landscape business to develop and gain market share in a highly competitive market.

    Responsibilities

    1. Sell contractors, municipalities or public entities, private companies and specifiers on using/buying Rain Bird landscape products and services
    2. Demonstrate to these customers Rain Bird’s landscape products and services, their application, key benefits and ease of troubleshooting.
    3. Make field visits to landscape sites in order to solicit orders for product and service sales
    4. Coordinate sales efforts with the Area Sales Manager and possible key distributors to secure Rain Bird turf sales
    5. Participation in demo days, road shows, customer fly-ins and trainings, tradeshows and regional sales meetings
    6. Managing phone basic technical support to all customers/users in local language
    7. Strive to differentiate Rain Bird from its competitors by providing superior customer service, high visibility and aggressive call coverage cycle
    8. Maintain & utilize customer data base for direct marketing and communication efforts

    Qualifications

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Fluent in both Dutch and English (essential requirement)
    • Completed undergraduate (Bachelor's) university degree
    • 3+ years’ work experience in sales or equivalent
    • Self-motivated, team player, aggressive, and strong communication skills
    • Computer skills including working knowledge of Word & Excel
    • Must be willing to travel at least 70% of the time and live within the region.

     

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Experience in the irrigation industry
    • Intermediate level or fluency in French is a plus

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