Legend Account Manager (LAM) – NE South Dakota

Job Description

As a fiercely independent, regional seed leader, Legend Seeds is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of our customers. Our multi-brand strategy is focused on meeting the demand of our customers and not the demand of stakeholders. We are proud to offer unique solutions including seed, seed treatments, and biologicals, all backed by locally tested and proven results.

The Legend Seeds organization currently employs over 82 talented team members across eight different sight locations and is looking for a growth-focused, energetic, and results-driven Legend Account Manager to develop and maintain our sales area in South Dakota. This individual must possess superior relationship building skills and key sales techniques that will help Legend achieve success in the defined territory.

The Legend Account Manager works closely with the Regional Sales Manager and Legend Sales Agronomist to support our dealer network and help us achieve our Vision of “we help our dealers help their growers”. This position helps ensure business development, growth, and sales success through the marketing, selling, and brand awareness of all products sold by Legend Seeds in the assigned trade area. The Legend Account Manager position plays an integral role in building and engaging in the company’s strategies that will promote the three pillars of Legend GROWTH, PROFITABILITY, and CULTURE.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a territory strategic sales plan that is used as a roadmap to help you exceed your sales goal.
  • Help Dealers grow their business and promote Legend Seeds and YieldMaster Solutions products.
  • Identify and recruit new dealers and work with dealers to identify new growers.
  • Build brand awareness in your territory and support dealer’s efforts in marketing Legend Seeds.
  • Ensure the successful implementation of Legend’s marketing initiatives.
  • Manage and track a budget for your territory.
  • Utilize information from the Product Manager and Agronomy team to bring beneficial training and knowledge to your customers and their growers.
  • Have a mindset on decisions and communications that reflects, “is it good for Legend, my team and myself”.
  • Build relationships with all other Legend Departments to ensure the necessary procedures in all areas of operations, customer service and administrative functions are followed.
  • Utilize efficient inventory management and product distribution processes within the team.
  • Ensure that company assets are well cared for and properly maintained.
  • The duties and responsibilities in this job description may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation.


Best Candidate will have:

  • Associate degree in: Agriculture, Business, Precision Ag, or a related field.  Or equivalent job experience.
  • Possess a passion for agriculture and working knowledge in the agriculture industry with an emphasis on selling.
  • Proven record in leadership and relationship management
  • Agronomy experience
  • Ability to think analytically.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Authorized to work in the United States

Additional Information

What does Legend Seeds offer you?

At Legend Seeds you definitely have a chance to make a difference. You will have the opportunity to be creative, take initiative and grow.  A position at Legend Seeds is more than just a job. It’s the chance to work among friends every day and to see the results of your hard work firsthand.  We work in a lively, intuitive, and family-orientated environment that offers:


Competitive Pay ~ Health Insurance ~ Long-Term Disability ~ Life Insurance ~ Paid Time Off ~ Retirement ~ ESOP


Will you fit in here?

If you personally identify with our five core values, then we believe you will be an excellent fit for the culture at Legend Seeds:


  • All staff, dealers, and growers are treated with respect​
  • Open to understanding another person's point of view​

Team Approach

  • Our individual backgrounds are combined to bring strength, dedication, and knowledge to help our dealers and growers achieve success​
  • We are structured for local support for the dealer's and grower's success​


  • Consistent and fair, always doing what is right in our actions​
  • Remain honest and true to our word​

Sustainable Growth

  • We are dedicated to expanding our market presence while nurturing the sustainable development of our community and resources.
  • We believe in the collective growth of our teams, individuals, fostering a culture of continuous learning and mutual success.


  • Industry leaders with the latest thoughts and technologies​
  • Solutions-based approach to overcome challenges large and small​

Work Environment

  •  This job operates in a remote office environment located within Legend Seeds footprint.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Standing and lifting is required. This would require bending and the ability to lift to 50 pounds as necessary.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • This is a full-time position, typical hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional earlier start times, evening and/or weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


  • 70% travel is expected for this position.  During peak times 90% travel is required.

EEO Statement

Legend Seeds provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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