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Technical Lead Poultry SSA

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Job ID 132157 Date posted 07/12/2021 Location : Johannesburg, South Africa | Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s animal nutrition and health business, where we improve lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Technical Lead Poultry Nutrition SSA will provide advice and consultation to our internal and external customers about the best nutritional solution and technology, by partnering and working alongside with the local commercial and technical teams. We seek a multifaceted professional to fulfill this crucial role for enabling the business to enhance its commercial growth agenda by bringing its best technology to an exclusive set of customers and prospects throughout the region that are targeted to achieve significant growth. In this role you will serve as the first point of contact for nutrition expertise within the local customer facing organization.

Key Accountabilities

  • Partner with key accounts and develop the approach with the local commercial team to achieve trusted advisor status at those customers and rally the team around the opportunity in order to be able to deliver on customer promise.
  • Be the first point of contact for nutrition expertise within the local customer facing organization.
  • Optimize nutritional requests, crafting the best offer from a nutritional and commercial perspective.
  • Provide expertise in assessing new business opportunities and setting priorities in our innovation pipeline.
  • Guide the local technical teams in the roll out of new solutions.
  • Develop training tools and organize train-the-trainers sessions to improve our sales effectiveness.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in animal Science, poultry nutrition or related field.
  • Strong understanding of poultry technology transfer and application needs.
  • Critical thinking on customer issue resolution.
  • Over 10 years demonstrated expertise in poultry nutrition, feed manufacturing and on farm experience.
  • Confirmed species nutrition knowledge and proficient use of formulation tools and concepts
  • Proficient level in English, both written and verbal.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • International Travel >50%.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Confirmed success in project management and/ or product management.

Our Offer
We provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

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