Sound Agriculture is an innovator in bio-inspired chemistry and plant genetics. We leverage natural plant diversity to grow crops more sustainably and create differentiated, nutritious food. Sound is a Series C startup funded by leading investors in food and agriculture such as Leaps by Bayer, Northpond Ventures, S2G Ventures, Fall Line Capital, Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, Cavallo Ventures and Syngenta Group Ventures.

We are recruiting a Product Marketing Associate for the Product team to drive product marketing activities for the Sound Nutrient Use Efficiency (NUE) portfolio. This role has an emphasis on the 4P’s (product, price, place, promotion) of Sound’s NUE portfolio as well as empowering current sales team efforts through leading training, communication, and materials efforts. 

The role reports to the Sr Manager of Product Marketing. In typical times, travel up to 25% will be required to meet with internal and external stakeholders. This position can be based remotely across the United States or in our Emeryville, CA headquarters. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop materials and execute training to educate and empower the sales team
  • Interpret data and create effective messaging for internal and external audiences
  • Support product marketing strategy and execution (e.g., Performance Guarantee, Nitrogen Reduction Pilot)
  • Establish, document, and maintain detailed understanding of customers, competitors, and company dynamics within defined chemistry segments
  • Manage the marketing mix (product, price, place, promotion) for the NUE portfolio
  • Create and execute segment, brand, and tactical plans for category offerings
  • Support annual go-to-market process for NUE portfolio including development of training materials, sales support, planning and support of key in-market events, and customer and stakeholder engagement
  • Provide Product Marketing leadership in development of marketing materials including collateral, website, email, etc.

 

Target Skills & Experience

  • Demonstrated success in product marketing, customer marketing, account management, consulting, or similar project-driven, outcome-oriented role
  • Experience in agricultural inputs is a plus
  • Demonstrated success working in cross-functional organizations / organizational structures
  • Able to see the big picture, prioritize focus areas, and generate strategic options based on research and analysis
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders to deliver results
  • Able to develop a deep understanding in technical areas of chemistry and biology
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Drive to work hard, collaborate, and create winning solutions to challenging problems in fast-paced startup environment
  • Passion to create change in agriculture

 

This role demonstrates our core values by: 

  • Boldness: Willing to follow data and logic to develop new ideas even if they contradict the status quo
  • Ownership: Drives the execution of programs through indirectly managing key stakeholders with winsomeness and accountability
  • Respect: Seeks to empathize with the customer, whether internal or external, make sure deliverables are meeting their needs
  • Creativity: Uses customer insights to provide direction around product messaging; reframes concepts and training methods to help them be sticky for our sales team and customers

 

Our Offer 

  • Opportunity to work in an early-stage, disruptive startup with a talented, experienced, and growing team of dedicated individuals
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Performance bonus structure
  • Comprehensive health care plans that include Medical, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Flex Spending Account (Healthcare, Dependent Care & Commuter Benefit)
  • 401k Plan
  • Generous vacation policy
  • Regular team events and engagement activities (we actually like hanging out with each other!)

Sound is based in Emeryville, CA with a number of employees working remotely. We have a mission driven culture and a fast-paced, collaborative work environment. We are looking for someone to join the team who will bring a passion for sustainability along with a deep expertise in the business of food and agriculture.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

 

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