Dairy Technical Sales Specialist

Company Name:
Land O' Lakes
## Description
Purina Animal Nutrition LLC ( ) is a national organization serving producers, animal owners and their families through more than 4,700 local cooperatives, independent dealers and other large retailers throughout the United States. With an uncompromising commitment to animal excellence, Purina Animal Nutrition conducts industry-leading R&D; initiatives that create and sustain a valued portfolio of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and specialty technologies for the livestock and lifestyle animal markets. Species served by Purina Animal Nutrition include both large and small animals, including cattle, horses, swine, chickens, hamsters, gerbils and rabbits. Headquartered in Shoreview, Minn., Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Position Purpose:
The Technical Dairy Sales Nutritional Consultant is a combination of both, technical support of targeted company field based sales nutritionists and personal ownership of Dairy Producer accounts.
Technical Support
Interface with Dairy Research team to bring technologies to the field to use in the right situations for dairy producers in assigned geography.
Bring ideas and brainstorm with Dairy Research/fellow consultants on ways to add value to Purina Dairy Portfolio
Lead team of Sales Nutritionists in field with ASM, to grow their competence, confidence, and execution of best value solutions with customers and prospects in their markets. This to include training, meetings both at the farm and classroom, and periodical technical releases.
Be the face of Purina with Suppliers, industry influencers such as Veterinarians, University, to promote the value and direction of Purina while listening to new ideas from these people.
Competent on Purina Ration balancing Software led from Research/Tech group.
Field Sales
Gain New Customers from assigned list of potential progressive dairies in market.
Service any assigned dairies to bring new ideas and technologies where appropriate.
Partner on appropriate dairies with other consultants to enhance business.
## Qualifications
Experience-Education (Required): Bachelors Degree
Competencies-Skills (Required): Sales, Dairy nutrition and production, interpersonal relationship, computer
Experience-Education (Preferred):
Competencies-Skills (Preferred):
EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled. Land O'Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Primary Location: US-Iowa-Dubuque
Job Function: Sales
Organization: Feed
Job Type: Experienced
Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time
Job Posting: Jun 26, 2014
Req ID: 141415

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