2018-02-11

Dairy Nutrition Specialist
Job Opportunity at Continental Search and Outplacement, Inc.

Posted on Feb 11

http://www.consearch.com    (888) 276-6789

Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4150012

Spend your days troubleshooting issues on dairy farms for one of the top feed companies in the USA.  In this role, you will work with existing and prospective customers promoting science-based technologies and products for 12 local feed dealers that buy products from your employer.  

Territory:  South to I-80, north to MN border, West to Waterloo and a pocket of counties in SW WI.

Reasons the right person will LOVE this job
  • Training is provided and lots of it
  • You will have a solid mentor to guide you if needed
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Be part of a great team
  • Work with a global leader
  • Base salary + 20% bonus potential + car + exc benefits
  • Go to robot school - learn all you can about dairy robotics
  • Reasonable overnight travel 

The job
  • Support 4 sales reps servicing 12 dealers, calling on local dairy farms
  • Farm audits, walk the farm, walk the herd, make recommendations on operations and nutrition
  • Balance rations
  • Support the sales team by making farm calls with and for them
  • Become a trusted advisor to dozens of dairymen in the region

Career advancement
  • After time in the field, candidates with advanced degrees can move into research related roles
  • Global opportunities are available for those looking to see the world and impact other regions
  • Sales Management opportunities are on the horizon in the midwest

To be considered for this opportunity you must have
  • MS or Ph.D. in dairy nutrition OR a BS in dairy/animal science and 2 years of success in feed sales
  • Solid understanding of dairy farm operations
  • Self-motivation with the ability to be part of a team
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to persuade others