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Dairy Young Animal Nutrition Technical Sales Professional

at Cargill, Incorporated.

Posted: 2/22/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: OGD00132
Keywords: nutrition

Job Description

Position Purpose & Summary

Cargill helps feed 400 million people every year. Cargill Animal Nutrition is a leading nutrition provider for commercial animal agriculture across 24 countries. Our successful 100 history is a result of our commitment toward centering our culture and values on customer focus and the enrichment of people and communities. Our offerings are developed to meet and exceed customers' needs; from accounting to agri-business management, marketing to risk management and sales consulting to plant operations. Cargill has a job that to meet your interests and goals. Our global career opportunities are as far reaching as our business.

The Dairy Young Animal Nutrition Technical Sales Professional is involved in all phases of on-farm consultative dairy management sales, sales territory management, professional communication, feed manufacturing, market knowledge, and most importantly, customer needs. The role will be responsible for initiating and developing relationships with prospective customers along with continuing to deepen relationships with established customers to discover and create opportunities to meet customer needs. Cargill has industry leading training programs to develop and enhance your career and personal skillset regardless of your experience.

Principal Accountabilities

Principal Accountabilities:
70% - Attract and close new business, generating profitable new accounts. Growth at targeted accounts should be achieved by identifying and recommending new technologies and new offerings related to customers' needs.

20% - Work with Dairy Focus Consultants providing on-farm technical support for current customers and prospects. Provide customer value through customer solutions and technical supporting material for prospective and current customers. Key areas will be dairy management and nutrition which is provided through proprietary Cargill software.
10% - Personal learning and development activities.


Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree 
  • 5 years sales or technical experience
  • Ability to travel up to 75% of time
  • Demonstrated professional sales skills, including effective communication and organizational skills
  • Self-starter, independent thinker. Ability to make decisions
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong commitment to customer excellence and needs
Preferred Qualifications
  • M.S. or PhD in Agriculture or related field
  •  5 years dairy industry sales experience
  • Previous sales experience and demonstration of sales success