The primary expectation and role of the position is to provide both remote and on farm technical support for our sales team, customized nutritional programs for customers, and coordination of poultry research projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Diet Formulation and Technical Sales/Service Support
Responsible for the formulation and implementation of poultry nutrition programs to maximize production performance, health, reproduction, and quality. Nutrition and technical services will include nutrition for broilers, egg layers/pullets, turkeys, ducks, and game birds.
Provide both remote and on-farm technical support to customers and sales team members in the Eastern Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, and North Eastern United States.
Provide technical support to Kalmbach Poultry operations and maintain a good understanding of egg production management standards.
In-house formulation assistance and nutrition program development for other technical service team members and salesmen/customers.
Work closely with feed mill managers and other team members to solve challenges in production.
Contribute to management of ingredient updates for ingredient specs, quality of ingredients, best cost formulation, and sourcing.
Manage weekly updates for key accounts based on actual reported performance and customer desires.
Work directly with the Kalmbach Feeds, Inc. and Cooperative Research Farms poultry research team to coordinate and collaborate on key research objectives.
Keep up to date on changing industry information by attending conferences, trade shows and reading industry publications.
Continue to develop an active network of peers to ensure Kalmbach Feeds, Inc. is on the leading edge of poultry nutrition.JOB SPECIFICATION:
Minimum of a Ph.D. in Animal Science or Nutrition with a focus in poultry nutrition. It is preferred that the candidate has at least two or more years of experience in the industry but not required.
Knowledge of poultry production practices is required, to include broiler, layer, and turkey production. Practical experience in feed manufacturing is preferred.
Individuals should be experienced with computers and familiar with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software programs. Formulation software experience is also very helpful.
The ideal candidate should demonstrate excellent organizational, time-management, multi-tasking, leadership, problem-solving, and communication (oral and written) skills.
The position demands a self-motivated individual who is capable of demonstrating initiative and works well in a fast-paced environment. Must be detail oriented and systematic in designing and executing short and long-term objectives.
*This position may require frequent travel (up to 40%).
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Company sponsored health/dental plan, life insurance, short-term/long-term disability
3 weeks accrued paid time off
Company condo in Florida
About Kalmbach Feeds
Kalmbach Feeds manufactures and sells top quality nutritional products for all livestock poultry, and companion animals. Kalmbach Feeds started in 1963, has had continuous growth, profits and has never had a layoff!
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