Dairy Specialist

for Cargill in State College, PA

Job Description

**Dairy Specialist**

Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrivea place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150, 000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at www. cargill. com .

**Description**

Cargill helps feed, 400 million people every year. Cargill Animal Nutrition is a leading nutrition provider for commercial animal agriculture across 24 countries. Our successful 100 history is a result of our commitment toward a culture and values centered on customer focus and enrichment of people and communities. Our offerings are developed to meet and exceed customers needs; from accounting to agri-business management, marketing to risk management and sales consulting to plant operations. Cargill has a job that meets your interests and goals. Our global career opportunities are as far reaching as our business.

The Dairy Specialist is responsible for identifying, developing and deploying technologies and models that will be used to provide customer solutions. The Dairy Specialist is accountable for keeping abreast of technology and business practices; typical approaches include awareness of University and Private sector Research, Modeling Workshops and species technical meetings, location visits, and professional meetings. The Dairy Specialist will work with regional sales leaders (RSL), business development managers (BDM) and dairy focused consultants (DFC) to understand customer needs and to champion an environment in which people learn more than they are taught.

Principal Accountabilities:

+ 50% - Work with DFCs providing on-farm technical support for current customers and prospects. Provide customer value through customer solutions and technical supporting material for prospective and current customers. Key areas will bedairy managementand nutrition which is provided through proprietary software, MAXTM.

+ 15% - Ensure application and value capture from technology updates in MAXTM andrelated systems.

+ 15% - Update, maintain, and coordinate training and training materials. Develop new materials as necessary.

+ 10% - Serve as the lead contact for select dairy customers with support from a dairy focused consultant.

+ 5% - Abreast of animal nutrition, modeling, and research models to enhance dairy value offerings.

+ 5% - Personal learning and development.

This position will be centered in central Pennsylvania. Travel will be approximately 50% (mostly day trips).

**Qualifications**

Required:

+ Minimum of a Ph. D. or Ph. D. candidate in dairy nutrition related field.

+ Passion for understanding, creating, and communicating value to team members and customers.

+ Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and achieve time lines.

+ Ability to work independently.

+ Must be able to travel (locally) weekly.

+ Strong commitment to customer excellence and needs.

+ Ability to get meaningful data from dairy farm business software including Dairy Comp 305, PCDART, TeamViewer, etc.

+ Interest and desire to take a systems approach to animal production and business management

+ Develop small customer base on own.

Preferred:

+ Lync, WebEx, remote communication experience

+ Public speaking (large and small groups)

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

**Job** Research and Development

**Primary Location** US-PA-State College

**Other Locations** US-Pennsylvania

**Schedule** Full-time

**Job Type** Standard

**Shift** Day Job

**Req ID:** STA00015

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