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Ag Job - Swine Technical Support / Nutritionist - advanced degree

Major feed manufacturer seeks Swine Technical Support Specialist to work with the sales team throughout western Iowa, eastern South Dakota and Southwestern Minnesota.

REASONS WHY THE RIGHT PERSON WILL BE EXCITED ABOUT THIS JOB
- Company is a leader in the field and has a strong research program allowing them to bring innovative products to the market which will keep you as a leader in the industry
- Growing territory with a good sales force who are technically savvy and understand how a great tech person can help them grow and grow their business
- Strategically located plants that can provide product to customers quickly and cost-effectively making the company competitive
- Corporate culture empowers you to get things done in the field, not lots of layers of management, big size, small company reaction time
- Company places emphasis on training including ongoing training for Tech Support staff & sales professionals, dealers and producers
- Big company that acts like a little company, you get answers and decisions promptly
- Job includes helping producers with trouble-shooting, management support and problem-solving for producers, working with dealers and training sales people
- The company has many new products in the pipeline and you have input on new products.
- Company is committed to the swine industry and is committed to researching new products.
- Professional development is encouraged, you will attend major meetings and have input on which meetings you attend
- You will report to a Ph.D. who understands the importance of your role and having office time to prepare for field days
- Excellent compensation and benefits package (401K + pension), car allowance and expense account

DUTIES
You may be based in an office in your home or possibly at a plant, but will spend 3 days of your week in the field with customers. Expect two overnights each week.
- Support sales reps bringing technical assistance direct to the customer
- Work with dealers providing sales & technical support as both a stand-up speaker and 1 on 1
- Work with large direct accounts
- Assist customers with technical advice. Customers are independent swine growers and integrated food companies
- Provide input into research
- Formulate diets
- Write technical bulletins for customers and newsletters


QUALIFICATIONS
- Master's degree or Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition, Monogastric Nutrition or Animal Science
- Passion for the swine industry
- Ability to overnight travel two nights/week
- Skilled in presenting technical issues to non-technical people AND to technical people
- Practical experience in swine nutrition, cooperative extension or swine management
- Ability to self-start and self-manage
- Be able to thrive in a team-oriented environment

Email your resume to wpg@pswrecruiting.com