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Location: - (Minnesota, Mid-West United States, USA)
Company: Land O' Lakes
Open Til: 03-May-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Feed
Career Type: Sales
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
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Lifestyle/Cattle LPS - SW Wisconsin
Territory (if applicable):Southwest Wisconsin
Business Unit:Land O'Lakes Purina Feed LLC is North America's leading feed company, providing producers, cooperatives and dealers with an extensive line of animal feed, ingredients and services.
Position Purpose:Lifestyle/Cattle Retail Sales Specialist will focus primarily on cattle, horse, show animal, and lifestyle animal feed sales in Southwest Wisconsin. The salesperson will accomplish this by developing partner relationships with influentials including purebred cattle breeders, commercial cattle operations, large horse barn owners, vets, trainers, club leaders etc. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting educational meetings/events and completing approximately 25 farm calls per week. The Lifestyle/Cattle Retail Sales Specialist will leverage the selling opportunity to prospects through Cattle, Show and Horse VIP tours to Longview Animal Nutrition Center as well as having a presence at local shows and events.
Required (Basic) Experience &
Education:Bachelor's degree in Animal Science or a closely related field. Must have intermediate computer skills and be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
Required Competencies & Other Skills:Requires excellent verbal and written communication, strong organization and time management skills. Success in this position requires high internal drive and a natural ability for relationship building.
Preferred Experience & Education:Strong background and previous professional experience with cattle, equine and lifestyle animals.
Preferred Competencies & Other Skills:
Percentage of Travel:15%
Land O'Lakes, Inc. offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement savings account, tuition reimbursement, PTO, paid holidays, and employee development opportunities. Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Land O'Lakes,Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.