Purina Feed Sales - Dairy Young Animal

Land O' Lakes Melrose , MA 02176

Posted 2 months ago

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 Feed Sales

  • Dairy Young Animal

Position Purpose: The Livestock Production Specialist

  • Dairy Young Animal position will profitably increase the sales volume and market share of young dairy animal milk replacer, calf and heifer feed and associated products to producers in a targeted market area by providing solutions to meet and exceed producers targeted needs. The You Animal Specialist will have a high level of technical service to customers in the coop and dealer channels to include:
  • Monitoring and documentation of performance and profitable improvements for producers implementing program and product recommendations. Ensure the documentation is reviewed with the producer and the local dealer staff.

  • Provide technical information and training as requested for dealer employees.

  • Maintain a high level of proficiency and competency in nutrition, production, management, and selling skills through recommended training and verified by documented sales results.

Calf and Heifer Specialist will support event selling, feeder meetings, and execution of the promotional calendar with the dealer account.

Required (Basic) Experience & Education:

  • This position requires a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, a closely related discipline or equivalent experience.

  • The candidate must possess industry knowledge in young dairy animal husbandry, current management practices, and nutritional guidelines.

Required Competencies & Other Skills:
  • Action oriented, customer focus, functional/technical, interpersonal savvy, drive for results, self-development, time management, problem solving/decision making.

  • Candidate should be capable of walking facilities and helping with weighing of young stock for support of performance of programs.

  • Requires the ability to lift and carry 50 lb. bags of feed as needed.

Preferred Experience & Education:

  • Candidates with an Advanced Degree, or a minimum of 2 years of experience in industry demonstrating the capability to improve Young Dairy Animal performance through teamwork at the farm and utilizing other influential(s) to grow business.

  • Willingness to participate in organizations related to the livestock industry.

Preferred Competencies & Other Skills:
  • Ration balancing skills and knowledge and basic computer skills using Microsoft office and Excel.

Percentage of Travel:

  • 15% over night travel, in addition to daily travel in the assigned geography.

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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