Account Managers (full-time) – Amsterdam, NL and Wisconsin, U.S.A.
The Connecterra Commercial Team is the bright and shiny face of our company. We keep business flowing so that our Product Team can focus on nurturing Ida; an artificial intelligence that is improving farm productivity.
As Account Managers aka. Sales Superstars you will get to engage across the agriculture supply chain, as well as manage a working relationship with farmers and internal management. You will need to work fast, learn quickly, and move opportunities to closure.
The team is led by our Sales Director, Leonie ten Dam, so you will have access to the most relevant industry and sales experience with her as your pioneer!
What will you be selling?
By 2050, the world will have 500million+ people. We need to improve food production by 60% to meet this demand. Our first product, Ida, is a dairy farmer’s assistant that uses Artificial Intelligence to improve farm productivity—we have clearly demonstrated that Ida improves farm productivity. The device does this by learning the behaviour of dairy cows and dairy farmers. Ida uses its own sensing capabilities and data from multiple sources to provide farmers with insights on animal health while improving labour capabilities and operational decision making. Ida provides insights to farmers and recommendations, just like an assistant would.
What is the purpose of sales in Connecterra?
Currently, there are over 300 million dairy cows in the world and over 750 million workers associated with dairy farming. If we could, we would reach all of them, but we need a little help. Sales help us reach our customers and demonstrates how Ida can help them become more productive, improve their labour capability, and generally help the world become a better place.
Who will you be selling to?
From Fortune 500 customers, such as dairy processors, feed and pharmaceutical companies through to direct farmer sales. We are looking for multiple types of account managers. If you like getting your hands dirty and visiting individual farmers, we’ve got a spot for you. Or if you prefer jet-setting across the world meeting large corporations and partners, we’ve got a spot for you too!
What are we looking for?
We could go on about a list of things we ‘require’ but what is most important to us is that you have a burning desire inside of you to make a difference in the world.
The ideal fit for this role will have an unrelenting aspiration to convince customers of the benefits of a ground-breaking product and be able to do this every day.
English and a second language, preferably Spanish for USA candidates and Dutch/German/French/Spanish/Italian for EU candidates, is great. You must have previously managed a quota and proven that quotas are no match for your sales skills. We need to see hustle, tact and an understanding of why people buy what they do.
Experience in the dairy sector is an advantage. In other words, if you like the smell of “outdoor adventure” (aka cows) and understand how farmers think, then we want to hear all about it!
- The opportunity to play a vital role in an exciting start-up;
- A competitive package;
- A car to zoom around in;
- Flexible working hours and vacation policy;
- Occasional visits to our fantastic office space in the centre of Amsterdam.
There are many reasons to want to join our team, but the real “bonus” of working at Connecterra are the people, the challenge and the excitement of being part of one of the most prominent AgTech start-ups in the world. Check out all the awards and press we have received.
We are Connecterra:
An Artificial Intelligence start-up looking to rewire humankind’s relationship with nature. Our Mission is to build an artificial intelligence that will grow food sustainably to feed future generations.
We work as a flat organisation, which means that you’ll get a lot of responsibility and freedom to define your place in the company.
The team is small but dynamic, with colleagues hailing from 9 different nations and diverse backgrounds.
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