Nutrient Specialist (Sales Rep) - Ballance Agri-Nutrients

  • Rural Directions
  • Jun 19, 2024
Full time Other

Job Description

Opportunity for an Agribusiness Sales Specialist or a rural expert looking for a change in career scenery.

+        Enjoy the perks and live and work in beautiful Hawke’s Bay.

+        Cultivate your career within a supportive team spanning from Gisborne to Wellington.

+        Wonderful development opportunities and great perks!



Ballance Agri-Nutrients are searching for a Nutrient Specialist (Sales Rep) to join the East Coast Team in the beautiful Hawkes Bay region!  The territory spans from Gisborne to Wellington and applications are welcome from forward-thinking passionate people who want to assist farmers in making sustainable strategic decisions to cultivate the best soil and produce the finest food and fibre on earth.         


The role is based in Hastings, with the ability to work flexibly within Hawkes Bay.  Your blend of work from home and in-office is negotiable, depending on the style you prefer to achieve your goals!



The Nutrient Specialist role would suit an already established agribusiness sales and technical specialist or if you’re an extroverted farmer/agriculture professional, and keen to expand your career this is the role for you.


We aim to provide stability with our service provision to our farmers, so we’d love you to stay with us, develop your career and make Ballance Agri-Nutrients your long-term career-home.


As a Nutrient Specialist there’s no need to be a science expert; understanding the unique role of our farmers is key.  We’ll provide you with the training and support you need to be a success; you just need a passion for the industry and strong networks within your rural district.


In this role, you will be able to:

  • Build relationships to know your customers and understand their needs.
  • Prioritise growth opportunities with passion.
  • Develop, implement, and drive nutrient strategies (we’ll help you with this).
  • Deliver a 5-star customer experience.



We're seeking a people person who is a ‘go-getter’ with a knack for building trust-based relationships.  You’ll get a kick out of seeing increased levels of production and profit, and your farmers will love you for it!


To be successful in the role you will have:

  • A good understanding of what farmers need from you in the role of Nutrient Specialist.
  • Confidence in data analysis, computer, and problem-solving skills.
  • Full clean driver’s license.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to connect with and understand farmers.
  • Determination to help Ballance and our customers achieve their goals.
  • Drive to acquire new business and grow the Hawkes Bay portfolio.
  • Farming experience, with a particular emphasis on understanding sheep and beef systems.
  • A passion for the Hawkes Bay community and everything it has to offer.



Ballance Agri-Nutrients offer amazing working conditions and great perks, and they love seeing people grow and develop their careers.  A competitive salary and benefits are on offer to support you on your journey. 


Advantages of being part of the Ballance team are:

+        Company vehicle with full use for work and your personal life – say goodbye to fuel costs!

+        Your tools of the trade i.e., Mobile phone and laptop.

+        Comprehensive Medical, Life, Income, and Trauma Insurance.

+        Exclusive banking package discounts through ANZ.

+        Ballance matches your KiwiSaver contribution up to 5% after 6 months of employment.

+        Access to free counselling and support services.

+        Best-in-class training and support, the envy of their competitors!


So, embrace their passion for sustainable soil and forward-thinking farming and get in touch.



>       To apply for this role, please hit the APPLY button and include a cover letter with your CV outlining why you’re the ‘pick of the bunch’ for this role.

>       For a copy of the job description please visit

>       For a confidential chat contact Rebecca at Rural Directions on or call 022 690 1312.


We will be contacting suitable candidates as they apply. Do not delay your application, apply today!

Only job seekers who have NZ working rights will be eligible for this role.