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, Cattle & Young AnimalWe're hiring a Livestock Production Specialist to focus primarily on feed sales with our partner co-op in the central Minnesota territory. This role focuses on selling feed and all related products that will optimize the cooperative/dealer's market share and savings, improve the cooperative/dealer's efficiency, and help to achieve the cooperative/dealers mission and goals.Your responsibilities will include:Calling on farms to evaluate existing feeding programs, and to recommend and assist them with their nutritional programs.Selling/consulting at the farm gate (up to 25 farm calls per week) with the end goal of selling Purina products and programs and growing sales and market share. This includes developing new prospects and making sales cold calls.Required Experience/Education:Bachelor's degree in Animal Science or related field strongly desired OR commensurate experienceCandidates with a pending bachelor's degree or candidates who possess proven sales and industry experience may be considered.Basic command of making nutritional and feeding recommendations to farms in the market.Candidate should have an understanding of the dairy and beef industries, husbandry, current management practices, and nutritional guidelines, general market, and industry knowledge. Work/life experience in management and care of dairy animals.Competent in providing accurate feeding and management recommendationsStrong 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 relationshipsAbility to lift and carry 50 pounds.Solid public speaking skillsPreferred Experience & Education:Strong background and previous professional experience with dairy and cattle operations.On farm or nutritional experience preferred.Previous sales experience desiredPercentage of travel:- 15% overnight 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.Neither Land O'Lakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested.Land O'Lakes endeavors to make accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.Equal Opportunity Employer minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity
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