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13 Jun 2018

Midwest Mixed Species Technical Sales Specialist – Poultry/Swine/Cattle Feed – Iowa

Posted by Mark Teague, Mark@producecareers.com – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #33699

Do you possess a broad understanding of the animal feed industry? Do you possess 10 or more years’ experience in sales and marketing? Can you develop strong work relationships with customer, suppliers, and co-workers? Are you a creative thinker who can work autonomously to build a strong business? If you said yes to all of these questions, AND, you are detail oriented with a solid understanding of the technical nature of sales, we want to hear from you!

General Purpose And Scope Of Position
The Technical Sales Specialist will provide the company with consistent profits by effectively generating sales through regular visits to customers including feed manufacturers, livestock integrators, consulting nutritionists, veterinarian, government agencies, and other industry partners with the goal of managing existing partnerships and developing new relationships.
Key Skills And Abilities Include

  • Education: BSc., MSc., DVM or higher
  • Broad understanding of animal feed industry w/ 10+ years of experience in sales & marketing
  • Excels at developing strong working relationships with Customers, Suppliers and Coworkers
  • Basic understanding of feed formulation & animal production systems with a focus on poultry operations
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to travel

 

Key Personal Attributes Include

  • Creative thinker who can build a business
  • Assertive & able to accept rejection
  • Customer service & ethics driven
  • Detail-oriented & a solid understanding of technical nature of sales
  • Must be able to follow corporate direction and policies promoting excellence
  • Must be assertive and able to accept rejection
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Service oriented, with integrity and a sense of professionalism
  • Quality driven
  • Knowledge of industry markets
  • Highly self-motivated individual with demonstrated ability to drive for results.

Specific Responsibilities And Key Deliverables Include

  • Act as primary point of contact for all customers; addressing product questions and concerns, providing solutions to problems and ensuring complete satisfaction
  • Ensure value propositions are properly communicated to all partners
  • Communicate effectively and regularly with internal corporate staff and with external suppliers
  • Promote company name/reputation in marketplace
  • Collect market information and gain a comprehensive knowledge of the industries served
  • Attend industry events and tradeshows and host industry meetings
  • Support marketing efforts at commercial and producer levels
  • Manage risk by operating within established guidelines

Compensation And Benefits

  • Competitive annual salary (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
  • All applicable company benefits

Please contact Mark Teague, Mark@producecareers.com

 

Job Categories: Sales & Marketing. Job Types: Midwest. Job expires in Endless.

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