This role is essential to providing technical service to poultry and monogastric customers in the area of nutrition, live production, product introduction and product research. It is also essential in blending the research and technical message so that sales managers are equipped with the knowledge and understanding of all NOVUS products. This role interfaces with many areas within NOVUS including but not limited to sales managers, R&D, laboratory services, customer service, operations, marketing and technical managers worldwide.
Coordinate and implement activities associated with the commercialization and technical support of methionine and specialty products in North America and assist other world area technical service managers as necessary. This includes both nutritional consulting and technical marketing responsibilities
Support NOVUS in achieving corporate financial objectives for expanding methionine and specialty products businesses
Support product development for NOVUS specialty products in North America
Develop and conduct technical training programs, both internal and external
Provide technical service for the North American monogastric sales team. This includes extensive communication with industry nutritionists, consultants and live production personnel
Provides sales support to the North American monogastric sales team through product training and customer visits/communications
Represent NOVUS at scientific and industry meetings
Maintain an awareness of industry trends and new technologies and communicate these to appropriate persons within NOVUS
Interact extensively with NOVUS R&D to develop mutually beneficial research efforts and develop the communication of research results to the North American team
Direct field validations with key customers and universities in support of NOVUS products
Develop close communications with key universities having poultry industry influence
Desired skills and experience
Ph.D. in poultry nutrition or closely related field
Industry experience of at least 3 years is preferred
Knowledge of commercial poultry nutrition and poultry production practices
Technical knowledge for best understanding market needs and to determine best positioning and actions needed to maximize the value of NOVUS products, programs and services
Knowledge and experience with feed formulation tools and statistics
Analytical skills to perform key evaluations of internal and external product evaluations
Essential for this position are excellent communication skills as well as the ability to develop key messages and convey those to all NOVUS team members and customers
The ideal location for this position is in the eastern-southeastern U.S. region, without a specific state identified.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Novus International, Inc.
Novus International, Inc. is headquartered in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. and serves customers in over 100 countries around the world. A global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions, Novus International's products include ALIMET® and MHA® feed supplements, ACTIVATE® nutritional feed acid, ACIDOMIX® preservative premix, CIBENZA® enzyme feed additive, MINTREX® chelated trace minerals, SANTOQUIN® feed preservative, AGRADO® feed antioxidant and many other specialty ingredients.
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