Business Development Manager

Aker is a venture-backed precision agricultural startup. We are an innovation leader in evaluating crop health to enable precision farming. Aker believes that in-season crop monitoring is key to optimize inputs, yield and drive profitability. Consequently, Aker is dedicated to building the best in-season agronomic tools and services for the industry.

Aker brings expertise in aerospace, robotics, and computer vision to build a patented drone solution for detecting pests, diseases and fertility issues inside the canopy of crop fields. Your contribution will set the pace to complete a commercial solution and scale a platform to shape the future of precision agriculture by in-season crop management practices.

WHAT YOU’LL DO?

  • Nurture deeper relationships with key personnel from our existing customers and strategic enterprise accounts.
  • Prospect and engage new customers and partners.
  • Build and manage a world class sales and marketing infrastructure to plan, deliver and expand Aker’s market share across chemical supplier and retailer channels.
  • Take responsibility for annual revenue goals, as reasonably established by you and the leadership team.
  • Live the company values and contribute to the overall strategy of the company.

WHAT YOU BRING?

  • 5-10 years of proven sales success experience with at least five of them in B2B large account sales.
  • An undergraduate degree.
  • Relevant work experience in precision agriculture is preferred.
  • A driver’s license and willingness to drive in the region to meet customers once every few weeks for a couple of days.
  • Able to work independently regularly, while committed to team’s objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build strong relationships with channel partners.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Flexible PTO (vacation and paid time off)
  • Health insurance to give you peace of mind
  • 401K and bonus for performance within your region
  • Udemy subscription to keep advancing your skills

The position is full time, virtual role with quarterly travel to our St. Louis, MO office. No third-party applications will be accepted.

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