Mixed Species Technical Sales Specialist - Poultry / Swine / Cattle (Feed)

WilburEllis   •  

Omaha, NE

Industry: Manufacturing


11 - 15 years

Posted 114 days ago

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Job Details


Do you possess a broad understanding of the animal feed industry? Do you possess 10 or more years’ experience in sales and marketing? Can you develop strong work relationships with customer, suppliers, and co-workers? Are you a creative thinker who can work autonomously to build a strong business? If you said yes to all of these questions, AND, you are detail oriented with a solid understanding of the technical nature of sales, we want to hear from you!  

For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!

General Purpose and Scope of Position:

The Technical Sales Speciliast will provide the company with consistent profits by effectively generating sales through regular visits to customers including feed manufacturers, livestock integrators, consulting nutritionists, veterinarian, government agencies, and other industry partners with the goal of managing existing partnerships and developing new relationships.

Key Skills and Abilities Include:

  • Education: BSc., MSc., DVM or higher
  • Broad understanding of animal feed industry w/ 10+ years of experience in sales & marketing
  • Excels at developing strong working relationships with Customers, Suppliers and Coworkers
  • Basic understanding of feed formulation & animal production systems with a focus on poultry operations
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to travel

Key Personal Attributes Include:

  • Creative thinker who can build a business
  • Assertive & able to accept rejection
  • Customer service & ethics driven
  • Detail-oriented & a solid understanding of technical nature of sales
  • Must be able to follow corporate direction and policies promoting excellence
  • Must be assertive and able to accept rejection
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Service oriented, with integrity and a sense of professionalism
  • Quality driven
  • Knowledge of industry markets
  • Highly self-motivated individual with demonstrated ability to drive for results.

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:

  • Act as primary point of contact for all customers; addressing product questions and concerns, providing solutions to problems and ensuring complete satisfaction
  • Ensure value propositions are properly communicated to all partners     
  • Communicate effectively and regularly with internal corporate staff and with external suppliers
  • Promote company name/reputation in marketplace       
  • Collect market information and gain a comprehensive knowledge of the industries served            
  • Attend industry events and tradeshows and host industry meetings
  • Support marketing efforts at commercial and producer levels
  • Manage risk by operating within established guidelines 

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive annual salary (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
  • All applicable company benefits 

 If you are currently a Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your Manager prior to applying for this position. Thank you!

Wilbur-Ellis Feed, LLC is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington and is a marketer and distributor of value-added feed ingredients in North America and Asia-Pacific.  Wilbur Ellis provides feed solutions to our customers and suppliers in the Livestock, Pet Food and Aquaculture Industries.   Providing a complete supply chain, including logistics, warehousing and customer service, in addition to expertise in import/export and regulatory, sets Wilbur-Ellis apart from our competitors.  We understand the importance of providing on-time delivery of specified products and honoring our commitments to suppliers and customers.



Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer

Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.

Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people

Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over ninety-three years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and a dedication to quality work, our customers and each other.

Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry’s best workforce

Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.




Bachelors or better.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.