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Field Technical Specialist Dairy - Provimi

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Job ID 164435 Date posted 11/11/2021 Location : Lewisburg, Ohio

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Field Technical Specialist Dairy will provide technical advice and support to customers during and after product sales. In this position, you'll be the lead contact for independent and mill based dairy nutritionists. You'll stay ahead of technology and business practices through workshops, research and professional meetings. You should love the dairy industry and be comfortable working on farm with dairy employees, dairy ownership, and affiliated dairy nutrition consultants. You look for opportunities to pair the science of dairy nutrition with the practical aspects of cattle feeding and husbandry.  You will be comfortable having your recommendations being implemented by nutritionist customers who will own the primary relationship with the dairy producer. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Collaborate with consultants to provide on-site technical support for current customers and prospects.
  • Provide customer solutions and technical support materials to specific customers.
  • Perform complex research for product development to understand product properties and systems operations.
  • Compile and analyze data for project update, working with external suppliers to test new products and technologies to make recommendations on applications.
  • Organize project data and conclusions for internal and customer presentations, assist with product demonstrations and service as subject matter guide during meetings with prospective customers.
  • Stay ahead of product insight and research to improve value of offerings.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Participate in Top-to-Top meetings with dairy/mill/nutritionist/Provimi personnel
  • Actively build a collaborative team through outstanding communication with Provimi sales and technical teammates. 
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience
  • Experience with email, spreadsheet, word processing and presentation applications
  • Ability to work on flexible schedule (early mornings, late nights, occasional Saturdays)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Ph.D. in a related field
  • Experience in software or dairy record analysis programs such as PC Dart or Dairy Comp 305
  • Experience on ration building/software
  • Passion for understanding, creating, and communicating value and solutions to team members and customers
  • Public speaking experience
  • Knowledge of/experience with dairy operations in excess of 2500 head

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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