WILBUR-ELLIS COMPANY Mixed Species Technical Sales Specialist in DES MOINES, Iowa

Do you possess a broad understanding of the animal feed industry? Do you possess 10 or more years' experience in sales and marketing? Can you develop strong work relationships with customer, suppliers, and co-workers? Are you a creative thinker who can work autonomously to build a strong business? If you said yes to all of these questions, AND, you are detail oriented with a solid understanding of the technical nature of sales, we want to hear from you!For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!General Purpose and Scope of Position:The Technical Sales Speciliast will provide the company with consistent profits by effectively generating sales through regular visits to customers including feed manufacturers, livestock integrators, consulting nutritionists, veterinarian, government agencies, and other industry partners with the goal of managing existing partnerships and developing new relationships.Key Skills and Abilities Include:Education: BSc., MSc., DVM or higherBroad understanding of animal feed industry w/ 10+ years of experience in sales & marketingExcels at developing strong working relationships with Customers, Suppliers and CoworkersBasic understanding of feed formulation & animal production systems with a focus on poultry operationsStrong computer skillsAbility to travelKey Personal Attributes Include:Creative thinker who can build a businessAssertive & able to accept rejectionCustomer service & ethics drivenDetail-oriented & a solid understanding of technical nature of salesMust be able to follow corporate direction and policies promoting excellenceMust be assertive and able to accept rejectionExceptional organizational skillsService oriented, with integrity and a sense of professionalismQuality drivenKnowledge of industry marketsHighly self-motivated individual with demonstrated ability to drive for results.Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:Act as primary point of contact for all customers; addressing product questions and concerns, providing solutions to problems and ensuring complete satisfactionEnsure value propositions are properly communicated to all partnersCommunicate effectively and regularly with internal corporate staff and with external suppliersPromote company name/reputation in marketplaceCollect market information and gain a comprehensive knowledge of the industries servedAttend industry events and tradeshows and host industry meetingsSupport marketing efforts at commercial and producer levelsManage risk by operating within established guidelinesCompensation and Benefits:Competitive annual salary (to be determined based on experience and other factors)All applicable company benefits If you are currently a Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your Manager prior to applying for this position. Thank you!Wilbur-Ellis Feed, LLC is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington and is a marketer and distributor of value-added feed ingredients in North America and Asia-Pacific. Wilbur Ellis provides feed solutions to our customers and suppliers in the Livestock, Pet Food and Aquaculture Industries. Providing a complete supply chain, including logistics, warehousing and customer service, in addition to expertise in import/export and regulatory, sets Wilbur-Ellis apart from our competitors. We understand the importance of providing on-time delivery of specified products and honoring our commitments to suppliers and customers.COMPANY CULTUREWilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employerWilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,00