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Animal Health & Nutrition - Dairy

Silage Specialist - Michigan - Sales & Service  Grand Rapids, MI  
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Animal Health & Nutrition - Dairy

Established silage company with existing customer base in Michigan seeks a Sales Specialist who can develop business with large dairies throughout Michigan.  Sell science-based forage products to feed mills and independent nutritionists.  
In this role you will spend much of your time developing new accounts in Michigan.  You can further develop distribution via route sales groups, feed mills or nutritionist groups.  You will work with these reps as they sell your products, meet with producers in small groups to explain the science, application and benefits of established products.  You will meet with key dairy producers who influence the industry to sell your products.  The rest of your time will be spent developing new accounts and managing customer care issues.  Compensation is base + incentive + car plan.

Location: Anywhere in dairy country in Michigan.

(1) Customers exist already
(2) Lots of room to grow the business
(3) Excellent mix of science-based products with research to prove success
(4) Established company with a distributor in place
(5) Variety of tasks from working with dairymen, to selling nutritionists at feed companies 
(6) Report to Owner
(7) Flexibility to manage your schedule and in-put on managing your territory
(8) Excellent income potential DEEP into 6 figures.  Uncapped incentive program.
(9) Reasonable overnight travel
(10) Products are superior to competition in research studies

Recruiting Profile
The successful candidate will have a BS degree in a related field, have 4 years experience selling in the dairy, microbiological, seed, forage or feed industry and have a track record of success.
Necessary skills include
  • An understanding of dairy farming and the dairy industry, the ability to plan work and execute the plan and manage priorities and customer concerns.
  • Required traits include friendliness, perseverance, strong communication skills, empathy, being organized and possessing good follow up skills.
  • Self-motivation is the key requirement for success in this role.

This position comes with a competitive base salary, a car allowance and a commission on sales growth. A retirement plan and an allowance for health benefits is provided.

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