Compass Minerals Equipment Solutions Coordinator - US Remote in Overland Park, Kansas

Compass Minerals is a leading provider of essential minerals that solve nature's challenges, including salt for winter roadway safety and other consumer, industrial and agricultural uses, and specialty plant nutrition minerals that improve the quality and yield of crops. The company produces its minerals at locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Brazil and the U.K. Though the company’s history stretches back as far as 1844, Compass Minerals became a public company in December 2003. The company is part of the S&P MidCap 400 Index, the Russell 1000 Index and Named one of Forbes’ 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America in 2015 and 2016, Compass Minerals’ mission is to be the best essential minerals company by delivering safely where and when it matters.

Compass Minerals is committed to creating a workplace that respects and values the diversity of the people and communities around us and where employees can thrive and deliver high-performing, sustainable organizational success. Our focus on diversity and inclusion is grounded in our company’s Core Values and is explicitly demonstrated in our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.

We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining diverse employees with the necessary skills to shape an inclusive organization. We especially strive to hire, retain and promote employees with a diversity of attributes, backgrounds, experiences and skills, who think differently, have varying perspectives and can bring forward unique ideas and points of view.

**Summary: The person in this position is responsible for helping to drive sales by ensuring dealer locations are efficiently and safely handling Compass Minerals products and that sales staff are knowledgeable and confident to support customers with their main technical questions and needs. This individual will develop equipment and process solutions to meet the needs of various customer operations and lead the implementation of the solution.

**Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: /(Management reserves the right to add or modify the duties and responsibilities at any time.)/

  • Ability to ensure efficient and effective product application helps drive sales with existing and new customers. Works closely with Application Technology / Equipment Solutions Manager, Area Sales Managers and Sales Representatives to ensure smooth product application is a driver of sales. Train dealers and sales staff on product application issues including dry fertilizer coating, plus foliar and liquid fertilizer applications. Proactively visit key accounts to identify opportunities for business growth via improved application equipment or improvements to existing procedures. This entails assessing the operation, developing a solution, costing out the capital requirements, and leading the implementation of approved projects. Responsible to ensure new equipment is set up correctly at dealer locations and to ensure new customers are effective and efficient in handling Compass Minerals’ products. Responsible to resolve dealers or farmer technical issues – identify the root cause of problems, research and develop the optimal method for addressing unique issues, provide solutions to the dealer, and communicate solutions to the sales team.

  • Assist with the development and roll out of new application technologies including identifying and recommending potential solutions, collaborate with equipment manufacturers to develop improved handling solutions for Compass Minerals products, research, test and document performance of new equipment, and following up on installations of new equipment at dealer locations to verify and improve processes.

  • Train sales force and specific dealers on equipment.

  • Research equipment solutions for constant improvement in collaboration with equipment vendors.

  • Attend dealer oriented trade shows.

  • Responsible for tracking of equipment spend and monthly reviews of equipment tracking for each completed project vs contract.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Eight years of work experience in technical support/customer service or agricultural sales. A full understanding of bulk handling equipment and understanding process plant flow, are important assets.

  • The ability to troubleshoot, advise, and coordinate repairs to electronic controls (panel box controls) including wireless starters, motor starters, power supply and voltage converters, process logic controllers, relays, timers and scales is required. Also, need a working knowledge of compressed air and understanding CFM ratings.

  • Applicants should possess one or several of the following: previous equipment sales, fertilizer related equipment a plus, material reduction equipment experience, has worked with fine powders, understands general plant processes and flow.

  • This position is not a design related position where engineering is required, but needs to have solid mechanical knowledge and understanding, also understanding and ability to read and interpret CAD drawings. Having a high level communication skills to present and sell equipment solutions.

COMPETENCIES

Knowledge

  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, organized and detail oriented.

**Skills

  • Cultivates relationships, strong problem solving skills, ability to develop innovative and effective solutions, strong communication, and sales skills.

**Abilities

  • Team player, self-motivated/goal driven, able to work with minimal direction. Proven project management and execution skills.

  • Listens and gets necessary information, responds well to customers’ needs, ability to listen and deal with customers over concerns with product quality, ability to be articulate and precise when dealing with concerns on the telephone.

  • Ability to communicate at all levels within the company and externally in a professional manner.

  • Ability to assemble facts and make logical conclusions from information that is obtained.

  • Ability to travel 50%

  • This is a work from home position, must live near a major airport

  • Ability to operate a company vehicle

**Decision Making

  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.

/ Compass Minerals is an equal opportunity employer that hires and promotes the best candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, or veteran status. /


/If interested and qualified, please apply online at / /www.CompassMinerals.com/

Job: *Product Development and Marketing

Organization: *Plant Nutrition

Title: Equipment Solutions Coordinator - US Remote

Location: KS-Overland Park

Requisition ID: 1800009C