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Business Development Manager



Sales & Business Development
Ames, IA, USA
Posted on Monday, July 8, 2024

Company Description:

At Sabanto, we are delivering farming services that will change the agricultural world. Our team is building a fleet of autonomous agricultural equipment, to enable faster, cheaper, and more efficient farming around the clock, anywhere in the world. We are looking for new team members to deliver the future of agriculture.


  • Conduct market research to understand the equipment landscape, labor issues, and pain points of crop producers and other stakeholders in various agriculture industries.
  • Analyze competitor landscape and identify potential opportunities for differentiation.
  • Collaborate with internal teams (engineering, product management) to define the core functionalities and features for the MVP.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the crop production process and the challenges associated with automation.
  • Identify and qualify potential partners and customers for the MVP launch.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations on the autonomous system to potential partners and customers.
  • Develop and implement business development strategies to drive sales and adoption of the MVP.
  • Participate in industry events and conferences to network and build relationships with potential customers and partners.


  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Agriculture, Engineering, or a related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in business development, product management, or a similar role.
  • Proven experience in conducting market research and identifying business opportunities.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities.
  • Experience in the agriculture industry.
  • Understanding of autonomous systems (a plus)


  • This work can be performed remotely.

Additional Information:

At Sabanto, you will be working with a small team of world class engineers and agricultural professionals. You will evolve in a fast-paced environment, with a ton of guidance and freedom to evolve precision-ag technology.

We provide competitive salaries, medical, dental, vision, life benefits, and a 401K program.

We value diversity of culture and background for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. Sabanto is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. This position is open to applicants who are legally authorized to work in the United States. We are not able to sponsor work visas at this time.