Cargill Product Specialist - Formulation in Woking, United Kingdom

Product Specialist - Formulation

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. 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.

Description

The Product Specialist is primarily responsible for working directly with customers to provide technical expertise for software configuration, implementation, upgrade, and support services for solutions distributed by Format Solutions primarily to feed mills and others within the Feed Industry. Current solutions include New Century™, Brill & Indigo. Other tasks include custom software solutions testing, report modifications, and technical support of databases, Windows servers, and Microsoft SQL Server and SSRS.

Perform customer support

Provide timely response and resolution to support cases to drive customer satisfaction. Includes some after-hours on-call support and project work.

Participate in customer implementation projects

Includes configuration, upgrades, training, testing, support, and end-user competency validation. Includes Customization testing, documentation, facilitating customer-facing training sessions, and supporting the Sales/Account Management process with product demonstrations and on-site visits. On-going knowledge, skills and certifications will be developed on Format Solutions products such as New Century™, Brill & Indigo - based on candidate experience levels and business needs.

Conduct testing to verify performance of new software releases. Support other team members and assist with supporting the overall proactive work-flow of customer issues and escalations.

Provide the “voice of the customer” within Format Solutions.

Continuous Improvement

Participates in process improvement initiatives to improve our efficiency and ability to serve our customers.

Qualifications

1Minimum Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture related field

Minimum Required Experience

Work experience in a feed or process manufacturing environment, and/or agriculture industry understanding.

Preferred Experience

  • Extensive experience working in a formulation, nutritionist within animal feed or Petfood industries

  • 3 years customer service delivery experience in the following areas:

  • Software system configuration.

  • Software version upgrades.

  • Software functionality training and end-user competency validation.

  • Software testing skills.

  • Software customer support skills.

  • Software issue resolution.

  • Software Customization testing and documentation.

  • Database systems: SQL/SSRS, ODBC, Windows, and report modification skills.

  • Citrix and Virtual Environment configurations, and support skills.

  • IT / networking / client-server environments.

Project Management skills preferred. Focus would be smaller Service projects of 1 – 50 hours.

  • Ability to travel up to 10% domestic and international.

  • Ability to work on-call rotation and some after-hours.

  • Comfort and passion for extensive, direct client interaction.

  • Excellent time management, multi-tasking, change management, prioritization, and strong inter-personal skills.

  • Ability to learn new software products, software solutions, new technologies, and tools quickly.

  • Ability to deal with change and moving deadlines.

Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Office, Outlook, Word, Excel.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Information Technology

Primary Location United Kingdom-ENG-Woking

Other Locations US-MN-Hopkins

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: WOK00009