We are seeking a highly capable individual for the position of Pork Production Specialist within the US Pork Business Unit. Primary responsibilities include working in collaboration with Zoetis account teams in an assigned Area to reinforce Zoetis production solutions at the farm level of targeted customers. The incumbent will be tasked with educating customer caregivers on Zoetis products and husbandry techniques including early disease identification, proper administration of appropriate medications, adequate data recording and enforcement of outlined production SOPs.
POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES :
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Associate or Bachelors degree in Agricultural Education, Animal Sciences, Agri-Business, Pre-Vet, Agricultural Economics or the equivalent.
3 years in animal production and/or training or education
Strong understanding of pork production, strong ability to see and evaluate differences in livestock and have experience with providing animal care at a high level
Demonstrated expertise in problem-solving, execution and attention to detail
TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
Fluency in the Spanish language
Effective in partnering with all members of the Business unit and of customers’ team and be able to effectively engage interdisciplinary stakeholders.
Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and ability to learn Zoetis systems)
Must be creative and be able to initiate new ideas and approaches.
Possess strong abilities to discern and adapt to various personality styles, in order to translate individual plans and strategies into meaningful actions.
Must be able to gain the trust and support from the producer’s team and to convey added value to these stakeholders.
Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Strong teaching/educational abilities and have the ability to communicate with the production management of relevant accounts.
Passion for the livestock industry, the animals and the people who care for them.
Flexible to last minute changes
Possess superior listening, observation and verbal communication skills
PHYSICAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Ability to travel extensively – Travel comprising 50% overnight stays, some evening and occasional weekend work is a requirement of the position.
Ability to work in Modern Swine Production facilities
Ability to assist in observing, moving, treating, and lifting pigs in modern swine facilities.
The location for this position can be in the Midwestern US.
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