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Land O' Lakes Seeks Livestock Production Specialist

March 12, 2020

Position Title 
Unknown-9Livestock Production Specialist


Job Summary 
This role focuses on selling feed and all related products that will optimize the cooperative/dealer’s market share and savings, improve the cooperative/dealers efficiency, and help to achieve the cooperative/dealers mission and goals. 

Responsibilities include:
 - Calling on Cattle, Equine, Show animal owners (primary focus being beef cattle operations) 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
- Evaluate/assist animal owners with their nutritional program
- Organize and conduct effective educational meetings/selling events to enhance Purina brand image, sell product and build store traffic

Required Experience/Education:
- Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, related field or equivalent experience; candidates without Bachelors degree who posses proven sales and industry experience may be considered.
- Basic command of making nutritional and feeding recommendations to xxx animal owners in the market.
- Candidate should have an understanding of animal husbandry, current management practices, and nutritional guidelines, general market, and industry knowledge.
- Competent in providing accurate feeding and management recommendations
- Strong computer skills, specifically MS Office, plus the ability to be trained on ration balancing software (DNS), Salesforc etc.
- Previous experience in feed sales, livestock nutrition, marketing and the execution of grow plans with proven success desired
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.
- On farm interaction, in all-weather types at producer facilities for a walk through, and evaluations.
- Member of clubs/organizations related to the beef cattle industry in a leadership position.
- Ability to network in the industry to put producers together to earn additional business and relationships
- Member of clubs/organizations related to the xxx industry in a leadership position.
- 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

Percentage of Travel:
- 15% overnight travel, in addition to daily travel in the assigned geography.
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