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Purina Feed Sales Rep - Dairy at Land O'Lakes Inc.

Purina Feed Sales Rep - Dairy

Land O'Lakes Inc. West Salem, WI Full-Time

Join Land O'Lakes, Inc., and help us bring food from farmer to fork. We're a global, Fortune 250 company and a farmer-owned cooperative. While benefits can vary by location and role, most offer:

Medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D; short- and long-term disability insurance
Retirement savings plan and profit-sharing plan, both with company match
Paid time off and paid holidays, plus paid benefits for maternity and parental leaves

Purina Feed Sales Rep - Dairy

This is a remote (virtual) field-based sales position that must be located within the geographic territory of West Central Wisconsin area.

Livestock Production Specialist - Dairy

Position Purpose:

The Livestock Production Specialist - Dairy position is responsible to sell feed and all related products in a consultative manner to improve Dairy Producer bottom line performance. The main focus will be working with dairy producers on their lactating cows diets, optimizing milk production efficiency and herd health in the West Salem, WI and west central Wisconsin area. This is to be done in a manner that will grow the cooperative/dealer's market share and profitability, improve the cooperative/dealer's efficiency, help achieve the cooperative/dealer's mission and goals, and result in outstanding customer service.

Required (Basic) Experience-Education:
  • BS in Ag related field or equivalent experience.
  • Candidate should have a good understanding of dairy husbandry, current management practices, and nutritional guidelines.

Competencies-Skills (Required):
  • Successful candidate should be competent to have basic command of nutritional and management recommendations to livestock owners in the market.
  • There is a requirement of excellent verbal and written communication skills, focus, along with strong organization and time management skills.
  • Success in this position requires cold calling, high internal drive, a natural ability for relationship building, and leadership in a team environment.
  • Computer skills, including in MS Office, necessary for success. Requires the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

Experience-Education (Preferred):
  • Preferred candidates will have minimum of 3 years of experience with a Dairy emphasis, proven track record of growing and maintaining a customer base of dairy herds.
  • Experience as a Dairy herd manager, or related position is favored also.

Competencies-Skills (Preferred):
  • Experience with ration balancing software, Dairy Comp, PC Dart, etc, with 3 or more years of experience in industry.

Percentage of Travel:
  • 15% over night travel, in addition to daily travel in the assigned geography.

This is a sales role that is compensated with a target mix of base salary plus commission. Base salary is dependent upon experience/tenure and generally ranges between 42,500-60,000. Commission is driven by individual performance.

As a full time employee you will receive a wide range of benefits for you and your dependents:

3 medical plan choices including HSA plan options

Vision & dental plan

Company paid Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability, parental leave, caregiver leave and emergency leave

401(k) plan with company match and additional automatic contribution regardless of participation

Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays and Employee Assistance Program

Wellness program focused on Physical, Financial and Emotional Health with opportunity for cash incentives

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.

Neither Land O'Lakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested.

Land O'Lakes endeavors to make accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U
) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.

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