Cargill Technical Services Sales Manager (H/F) in France, France

Technical Services Sales Manager (H/F)

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

Diamond V is an international company (part of Cargill Animal Nutrition) offering an exciting and challenging technical sales related role in France with focus toward the ruminant industry. Diamond V lives by a set of core principles that values sound science, integrity, respect, stewardship, and nurtures a culture of continuous learning and teamwork. This position offers a company car, will require some travel, and places a strong focus on work/life balance. Salary & benefits are highly competitive, based on skill set and experience of candidate. More information on DV can be found atwww.diamondv.com

Job description

  • Helps coordinate/lead Diamond V business & sales development in France towards: primarily dairy (other species to be determined based on business opportunity)

  • Coordinate activities with Provimi/ CPN France (Cargill Premix & Nutrition), our exclusive business partner for this area

  • Visit customers and prospects (farmers, dealers, feed mills, premix companies, etc…) in France - give presentations, provide technical support and help grow the business

  • Able to conduct on-farm trouble shooting and consultancy

  • Cooperation with feed consultants to improve client performance and animal health

  • Initiates, coordinates and produces marketing support material and training activities

  • Initiates research, studies and field trials in cooperation with the Diamond V Europe Technical Team, fellow EU TSSMs and CPN France

  • Maintains and improves marketing proficiency by attending and organizing appropriate business partner, industry and producer meetings & seminars

  • Provides an annual business plan to DV for CPN France with strong ruminant focus

  • Maintains a high level of effective communication with end users, industry contacts, European Managing Director and appropriate people within Diamond V global team

This position reports to the Diamond V Managing Director for Europe

Qualifications

  • Bachelor, master or doctorate degree in animal science or animal health – this role places a strong focus toward ruminants, with opportunity to expand into other species

  • Minimum of 5-year work experience and a relevant network in the animal feed & animal health industry in Europe, preferably with French key opinion leaders

  • Able to interpret relevant developments in the market and respond properly by organizing activities, develop marketing pieces, provide customer value and follow-up

  • Seeking a highly motivated self-starter, and a person who enjoys being part of a high performing team environment. Leverage your strengths, and strengths of others

  • Looking for a “Sales Professional”, not simply a technical salesperson. Individual to be motivated by fulfilling customer needs, building long-term relationships, providing tangible value, and establishing sustained business results. Ideal candidate will have customer service and support at the forefront of his or her approach to the market

  • Passionate about being part of the Animal Agriculture industry, and working in the field in a technical commercial related role; comfortable/effective in closing a sale

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, comfortable presenting to an audience, familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; will be asked to learn CRM

  • Fluent in English & French, other languages beneficial

  • Excited to work in an international environment for an USA-based employer

  • Valid drivers license, good driving skills, passport and insurable

  • Over-night travel up to 50%

Job Research and Development

Primary Location France-France - Ouest-Crevin

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: CRE00080