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Field Technical Specialist Dairy - Provimi (Open to Remote within WI)

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Job ID 208127 Date posted 09/15/2022 Location : Madison, Wisconsin

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 Field Technical Specialist Dairy will provide technical recommendations 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 have a passion for the dairy industry and be comfortable working on farm with dairy employees, dairy ownership, and affiliated dairy nutrition consultants. You will look for opportunities to pair technical dairy nutrition with the practical aspects of dairy nutrition and management.  You will be comfortable communicating your recommendations to nutritionists and assisting them in implementing these recommendations with their dairy customers. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Collaborate with consultants to provide on-site technical support for current customers and prospects
  • Provide customer solutions and technical support materials to customers
  • Perform, compile, analyze and present internal or external product research to suppliers, nutritionists (mill or independent), and Provimi personnel
  • Assist with further product demonstrations and serve as a subject matter expert during meetings with current and 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 leadership meetings with any combination of dairy producers, mill nutritionists, independent nutritionists, and Provimi personnel
  • Actively build a collaborative team through outstanding communication with both Provimi sales and technical personnel
  • Other duties as assigned

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Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience
  • Experience with Microsoft office applications
  • Ability to work on a flexible schedule, which may require atypical business hours

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s or Ph. D. in a related field
  • Experience with dairy record analysis programs, such as PC Dart or Dairy Comp 305
  • Experience with ration software(s) and ration building
  • Passion for creating and communicating value and solutions to team members and customers
  • Public speaking experience
  • Experience with (or knowledge of) large dairy operations

Position Information

  • Relocation assistance will be provided for this position.
  • Travel is required to cover the area of responsibility (farms, mills and independents).
  • This position is open to remote within Wisconsin and can also consider Minnesota.

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate them. Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status. Employees may be required to wear masks, depending on requirements of the business and public health requirements based on the spread of COVID in the community.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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