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Livestock Production Specialist (9289)

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Location: Minnesota, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Land O' Lakes
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Open Til: 20-Apr-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Feed
Career Type: Production
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive

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Livestock Production Specialist


Function:Sales
Position

Location:MN-Shoreview-Remote
Territory (if applicable):Central MN
Feed

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:Key responsibilities include: Promotes the sales of LOLPF Feed products to producers on the basis of current sales records, marketing surveys, farmer profiles, marketing plans, advertising development, newsletters and other promotional methods; Increase unit sales and market share by contacting and actively selling to all current and potential customers of the assigned cooperative. Provides necessary product information to producers at assigned accounts; Keeps abreast of current practices, feed and livestock developments, and trends in the area by attending and participating in local area livestock meetings and events, and by reading applicable farm publications and trade magazines; Provides reports as required by the supervisor and cooperative management. Maintains individual producer information on ration and management recommendations.
 

Required (Basic) Experience & Education:Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science or related field and a minimum of 3 years sales experience in the production agriculture industry.


Required Competencies & Other Skills:Requires a technically oriented and highly motivated individual. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary. Must provide strong leadership, customer focus and possess a high level of organizational skills. Ability to work independently and travel daily. Must have intermediate competency with MS Office Suite programs. Must be able to lift and carry 50 lb bags of feed as needed


Preferred Experience & Education:


Preferred Competencies & Other Skills:
Percentage of Travel:5-10%
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.