Posted on: 11/22/2017

Job type: Permanent

Sector: Industry and Manufacturing

 
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JOB TITLE: DAIRY TECHNICAL SUPPORT

REPORTS TO: Director of Livestock, New York

LOCATION: Highland, IL or Willmar, MN

Trouw Nutrition is the global leader in innovative feed specialties, premixes and nutritional services for the animal nutrition industry. Trouw Nutrition provides species-specific nutritional solutions consisting of feed concepts, products and nutritional know-how. The unique combination of products, models and services Trouw Nutrition offers, boosts productivity and supports animal health through all life stages, contributing to our customers' peace of mind. Trouw Nutrition's nutrition solutions have met the need of farmers and home-mixers, feed producers, integrators and distributors. Trouw Nutrition has locations in 25 countries and around 5000 employees.

Trouw Nutrition Netherlands was founded in 1931 as a family business. It focused on two important pillars: the quality of its employees and a strong involvement in Research & Development. When the international compound feed market developed from the 1970s, Trouw Nutrition made strategic investments in Italy, Spain and France and became part of BP Nutrition in 1975.
Since 1994, Trouw Nutrition is part of one of world's largest feed concerns: Nutreco.

Trouw Nutrition, a Nutreco company

Trouw Nutrition belongs to the parent company Nutreco. There is a strong interconnection between Trouw Nutrition and Nutreco. Innovation is at the heart of what Nutreco and Trouw Nutrition stand for. In Nutreco Application & Solution and R&D centres around the world, some 250 experts are continuously working on developing new ways to enable our customers to increase efficiency, maximize profits and make the most of their resources. This is the foundation of Trouw Nutrition's leadership in innovative feed specialties, premixes and nutritional models and services

JOB PROFILE:

To provide support to sales/nutrition teams and their customers, as well as develop direct relationships within the feed industry and academia. As a member of the ruminant technical team, this position is responsible for training the sales/nutritional team, identifying new products and additives that are worthy of adding to our offerings, designing and overseeing trials to evaluate new and proposed products, supporting business management with sound scientific knowledge to make decisions as well as developing new market venues through collaborations with farm consultants as well as other companies

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Train and continuously develop the technical competencies of the sales/nutrition team
* Provide on-farm support to the sales/nutrition team as well as business partners and their customers
* Transfer new research findings to the sales team and their customers
* Provide ideas and needs from the field to the research group and participate in study designs
* Oversee university trials and field trials
* Establish and maintain relationships with academia personnel as well as industry professionals
* Publish articles in farm related magazines as well as writing technical reports from studies

QUALIFICATIONS:

* DVM or PhD in related field (Nutrition, Welfare, Physiology, etc.) or MSc with equivalent experience. Preference will be given to individuals with dairy production knowledge
* Practical experience working with farm animals and /or farmers
* Individuals must be self-motivated with a high achievement drive
* Great organizational and time management skills
* Excellent communication skills, both in writing as well as presenting to large audiences and one-on-one
* Sales experience as well as an understanding of marketing and market segmentation considered an asset but will look at research backgrounds
* 30 to 40% travel is expected, primarily within the USA with some international travel as well.
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