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Swine Technical Specialist

About this Job:

Join Land O’Lakes, and you join boundless thinkers and doers from all walks of life working together to feed the world. Take pride in working with some of America’s favorite brands, including Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United, Vermont Creamery and KozyShack, and more.

You’ll be joining a team committed to everything from the seeds that go into the ground, to the technology that improves crop yields and sustainability, to the grain that animals eat to produce milk, to marketing the final product, like our many legendary products.

We’re looking for audacious optimists and innovative thinkers to help us meet food’s toughest challenges.

Swine Technical Specialist

Job Description

The successful candidate will provide the technical leadership to support sales, research and marketing teams in Western IA, Eastern NE, and Southeast SD by providing technical expertise for assigned projects including investigating and resolving problems, assisting with field demonstrations, product development and expansion of existing products and acting as the technical interface between the customer and company.

Ideal locations would be Lincoln / Omaha, NE, Sioux Falls, SD, Sioux City, IA and surrounding areas.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Influence and help build product positioning and marketing strategies that generate sales of innovative and technical products with Dealers and producers
  • Creating product value for new and existing products by helping our marketing and sales partners develop new markets and differentiating from competitive products
  • Assisting with communication between the Field Swine Sales team, research, sales and marketing teams as well as internal teams
  • Assisting with training of sales team and building the training material
  • Supporting customer activities at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center and at field events/meetings/conferences by participating and/or speaking at the events
  • Assisting with field demonstrations or research on new or existing products
  • Influencing marketing strategies and projects
  • Remaining current on swine industry trends and knowledge
  • Assisting with attaining new business by providing technical expertise and knowledge during sales calls and visits with customers
  • Maintains visibility within the industry by participating or speaking at conferences, trade shows, and preparing articles for industry publications
  • Works with the swine team  to respond to all internal and external inquiries regarding product quality, specifications and field formulation.
Requirement:

PHD or Masters degree in species specific nutrition.
Industry and/or university experience.
Enjoys and prefers working in the field with producers, sales specialists, and feed dealers.
Daily travel in an assigned geography.
Must be able to lift and carry 50 pound bags of feed as needed.
Enjoys working with people, competing as a team, and helping all win (Purina, producers, dealers).
Self-motivated with excellent time management skills who plans for growth and opportunity.
Effective communication skills in various settings.
Computer skills; including ration balancing and Office applications (Power Point, Excel, Word, etc.).
Strong Leadership Skills, Customer Focused, Action Oriented.

Land O’Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

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