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Agriculture Market Specialist

Company: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
Location: Columbus
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:


We're adding an Agriculture Market Specialist to our team!
ResponsibilitiesThe purpose of the position of Agriculture Market Specialist is to support maximizing the profitability and growth of the existing market through a deep understanding of market and customer needs and insights. Based on knowledge of market & farming economy, this role will support short- and long-term strategies.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Implement growth strategy tactics set by Agriculture Market Director for $200 million portfolio; partner with Sales on execution
Execute brand awareness and demand generation strategy for the Ag channel
Assist in revenue, margin and cost analysis
Collaborate with Market Development and Business Development partners for market trends, customer needs, and inventory status across nation
Manage and partner with external Agencies
Execute brand, PR and marketing tactics in the Ag Channel
Create unique value across each customer type and key influencers via Agency communications
Assist Market Development and Business Development partners with sales training in agriculture sector
Category Management: works with the product management and engineering teams to determine the optimal product mix for the Ag channel
Participates as a key member of new product development and the product life cycle process including the product launch and discontinuation processes
Become the subject matter expert for the Ag channel by understanding the Ag customer needs and channel dynamics - including product mix, competition, distribution channel, industry trends and influencers.
Support national and regional growth and expansion of primary product offerings and pull through sales of supplemental products
Aid in product quality issue resolution
Identify continuous improvement opportunities in agriculture space
Works with product management organization to increase allied product attachment
Creation of daily reporting sheets
Perform regular growth market analysis
Assist in preparation of marketing material development
Partners with the Director of Analytics, insights, and research to deepen the understanding of the Ag customer and channel.
Other duties as assigned

Job Skills:

Agriculture market knowledge
Strong Business Acumen (sales, finance, operations, etc.)
Project management
Product launch experiences
Strong analytical skills - MS Excel proficiency
Team oriented
Aggressive and competitive nature
Attention to detail

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree required
MBA or related degree preferred

Preferred Experience:

5-7 years in agriculture or related industry

Advanced Drainage Systems is a leading provider of innovative water management solutions in the stormwater and on-site septic wastewater industries, providing superior drainage solutions for use in the construction and agriculture marketplace. For more than 50 years, the Company has been manufacturing a variety of innovative and environmentally friendly alternatives to traditional materials. Its innovative products are used across a broad range of end markets and applications, including non-residential, residential, infrastructure and agriculture applications. The Company has established a leading position in many of these end markets by leveraging its national sales and distribution platform, overall product breadth and scale and manufacturing excellence. Founded in 1966, the Company operates a global network of 63 manufacturing plants and 32 distribution centers. To learn more about ADS, please visit the Company's website at

Keywords: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., Columbus , Agriculture Market Specialist, Other , Columbus, Ohio

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