This position will be based in Valders, WI at one of the largest feed companies in Eastern, WI. Position will grow the sales of value added feed products for dairy herds in an assigned geography in eastern Wisconsin. Livestock LPS is responsible for developing a business-to-business relationship with animal owner influentials, key service/knowledge providers, club leaders and others. Position will sell in a consultative manner by calling on hobby farms, kennels, and other animal owners within assigned dealer market area; organizing and conducting effective meetings to enhance image & sell product; organizing & conducting effective selling events to build store traffic and increase sales volume.
Required (Basic) Experience & Education:
Candidate for this position should have strong experience interacting with dairy producers on a day-to-day basis, and proven sales track record (4 years ideal). Strong understanding of dairy operations and their related practices on dairies of all sizes. Bachelor's degree with emphasis in Animal Science/Dairy Science or closely related field is required. Must be able to travel daily in assigned geography and be able to lift/carry 50 pounds.
Required Competencies & Other Skills:
Excellent verbal and written communication. Ability to make cold sales calls to prospects, and build strong and genuine customer relationships. Need to be a motivated self-starter and have excellent time management skills. Computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), and familiarity with ration balancing software are necessary. Must be able to work within a team environment.
Preferred Experience & Education:
Preferred Competencies & Other Skills:
Percentage of Travel:
Daily; 5% overnight
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.
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