Why you should join us:
At Sound Agriculture, we believe our food system can nourish consumers while benefiting farming communities and the planet. Through a deeper understanding of plant and microbial biology, we are leveraging the natural power of plants to make agriculture more agile and resilient. Our work focuses on developing nutrient efficiency products and modernizing plant breeding to improve the way we farm and the food we eat.
Sound is a Series D startup funded by leading investors in food and agriculture including Leaps by Bayer, Syngenta Group Ventures, S2G Ventures, BMO Impact Investment Fund, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Fall Line Capital, Cavallo Ventures, FootPrint Coalition and Northpond Ventures.
What you'll do:
The sales team has an opportunity for a skilled and motivated intern to help us expand our reach with current and prospective customers. This role focuses on driving prospective grower and dealer awareness of Sound Agriculture and our flagship product SOURCE through collaborative efforts within our Field Sales Team. In this internship position, the incumbent works closely with Field Account Executives, Regional Sales Managers and Agronomists to impact the growth of SOURCE in production agriculture. This is a prime opportunity to gain experience in a core sales role including prospecting, cold-calling, delivering presentations, and closing deals (with oversight and support from our team).
The Intern, Field Sales reports to the Director, Field Sales for the Northeast Area and is based remotely in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, or Michigan. There is a travel expectation of approximately 30%. Reliable transportation is required.
The internship program begins in late May and ends in early to mid-August depending on individual needs and availability.
$17.00 per hour
Interns are not eligible for company provided benefits or equity.
Targeted Skills and Experience
This position includes physical demands such as walking, scouting, sampling, and working in production cropping fields with varying weather and elements, driving between farm sites and other locations as needed, some overnight travel, and regularly lifting objects (up to 60 lbs).
This role demonstrates our core values of:
What we offer:
Sound Agriculture does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies responding to job postings. We will not respond to unsolicited requests to submit candidates.
We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.
Sound participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Sound is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before Sound takes any action, including terminating your employment.