Join boundless thinkers from all walks of life working together to feed the world. Take pride in working with powerful brands, including Purina Animal Nutrition, Nutra Blend, WinField United, Vermont Creamery, KozyShack, and more.
You’ll join a global team committed to everything from the seeds that go into the ground, to the technology that improves crop yields and sustainability, to the nutrition that animals need, to marketing the final product.
Purina Sales-Livestock Production Specialist- Cattle/Swine
We’re hiring a Livestock Production Specialist to focus primarily on Beef Cattle and Swine feed sales in the SE Indiana territory. Candidate will be expected to live within the territory. This role focuses on selling feed and all related products that will optimize Purina’s and local cooperative’s/dealer’s market share and savings and help to achieve the Purina’s/cooperative’s/dealers mission and goals.
Your responsibilities will include:
Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, related agricultural field. Candidates without Bachelor’s degree who possess proven sales and industry experience may be considered.
Basic command of making nutritional and feeding recommendations to animal owners in the market.
Previous sales experience strongly desired
Candidate should have an understanding of Beef Cattle/Swine husbandry, current management practices, and nutritional guidelines
Competent in providing accurate feeding and management recommendations
Strong computer skills, specifically MS Office, plus the ability to be trained on ration balancing software (HerdSmart), Salesforce etc.
Required Competencies & Other Skills:
Excellent verbal and written communication along with strong organization and time management skills.
High internal drive, a natural ability for relationship building, and leadership in a team environment.
Ability and drive to make multiple daily sales calls to customers and prospects operations.
On farm interaction, in all-weather types at producer facilities for a walk through, and animal evaluations.
Ability to network in the industry to put producers together to earn additional business and relationships
Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds.
Solid public speaking skills
Preferred Experience & Education:
Strong background and previous professional experience with Beef Cattle and Swine animals.
Member of clubs/organizations related to the beef/swine industry in a leadership position.
Percentage of travel:
15% overnight travel, in addition to daily travel in the assigned geography.
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