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Chr. Hansen, Inc. Technical Service Manager - Beef in West Allis, Texas

Location: [[Texas, Kansas, Colorado]] State: [[Texas, Kansas, Colorado]] Country: [[United States]]

Do you want to help improve food and health around the world? At Chr. Hansen, food and health is at the heart of everything we do and our natural ingredients are consumed by more than 1 billion people every day. As a global market leader in bioscience, we have the opportunity to address important global challenges such as food waste, healthy living and sustainable agriculture and we need the brightest and most passionate people on board to succeed. We strive to include diversity, equality and inclusion into our actions at work on a daily basis. Want to join us?   What we can offer you!

  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance – Starts on Day 1! Vision insurance is FREE for employees!

  • 401k – up to an 8% contribution (Safe-harbor Company-contribution of 4% of annual base compensation PLUS Company-match of 66 2/3% of first 6% of employee’s contribution)

  • Work/Life Balance – Will be eligible for 10 paid Company holidays PLUS all employees start with 3 weeks of Paid Time Off (prorated in first year)

  • Flexibility – Various shift options (shift premiums for off-shifts) and remote work policy

  • Training & Development – In-house leadership development program & support of continuous learning (training, seminars and certifications)

  • Disability Income Protection

  • Health Savings (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

  • Company-Provided Life & AD&D Insurance 2x annual base salary

  • 100% Tuition Reimbursement after 1 year and approved application

  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance up to $3,000 after 1 year and approved application

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Wellness Program with up to $1,000 in incentives

  • Company-sponsored holiday party, family picnic & golf outing

  • FREE Probiotics for Employees (and covered dependents)! & Discounted prices for additional purchases

    At Chr. Hansen, we offer a working opportunity that you can take part in setting the agenda. In each of our 32 global offices, you will be able to experience an agile organization where takes a short way from idea to implementation. We believe that engagement matters. Our inspiring work environment and collaborative culture would allow you to continuously develop both personally and professionally. As a market leader, Chr. Hansen has constantly pioneered science for almost 150 years and expanded into new area for a more sustainable future. Our founder, Christian D. A. Hansen, was a true entrepreneur and his mentality is still very present and valued today. We keep looking for people who can take charge and come up with new ideas to strengthen our team. Join us and take part in making a meaningful difference!

    General Summary

Contribute to the growth of Chr. Hansen beef/feedlot sales through daily interaction and influence on Chr. Hansen personnel, nutritionists, veterinarians, producers, regional and national feed companies, and academic thought leaders.

Principal Duties And Responsibilities

  • Provides technical assistance to Chr. Hansen Key Account Managers (KAMs) including education, training, and interpretation of research to continually improve knowledge and skill sets.

  • Supports sales team in growing and maintaining business. Understands, supports, and executes the selling process.

  • Positions key Chr. Hansen products to consulting nutritionists, veterinarians, and feed companies to increase recommendations of branded products. Maintains an active list of contacts with nutritionists, veterinarians, academic thought leaders, and other key industry opinion leaders.

  • Collaborates with Global Commercial Development and Innovation on industry trends, challenges, and opportunities to expand and/or enhance our brand portfolio and recognition.

  • Leads development and implementation of protocols and monitors Chr. Hansen research studies at university or contract research facilities.

  • Assists in the development and review of technical and sales materials.

  • Create and present scientific presentations as needed.

  • Participates in professional trade associations and committees related to the beef and dairy industry.

  • Assists in developing and supporting company positioning.

  • Prepare reports as required including objectives, meeting summaries, and expenses.

  • Operates professionally and supports the vision and values of the company.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Possess good communication, negotiation, and follow-up skills.

  • Possess a history of success working with beef operations including but not limited to feed companies feedlots, and key opinion leaders.

  • Must be able to work in a team environment with technical and sales professionals.

  • Must be able to increase product sales through relationships and influence.

  • Must be able to manage own time and schedule while supporting a team.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail.

  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. .

  • Ability to travel up to 60% of working time. A valid passport is needed as some international travel will be required.

  • These characteristics are normally acquired through an advanced degree in agriculture science (Ph.D. or DVM preferred). A focus in ruminant nutrition or veterinary medicine is preferred with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience. An extensive knowledge of ruminant nutrition, production, or veterinary medicine is required.

    Working Conditions

The working environment is a home office setting about 40% of the time and car and/or air travel about 60% of the time. This position requires a valid driver’s license, a good driving record, and the ability to be insured. The employee must be able to meet the travel requirements of the job.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, use hands to finger, handle or touch objects, keyboard, and occasionally lift to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

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About Chr. Hansen

Chr. Hansen is a global, differentiated bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. At Chr. Hansen we are uniquely positioned to drive positive change through microbial solutions. We have worked for over 145 years to enable sustainable agriculture, better food and healthier living for more people around the world. Our microbial and fermentation technology platforms, including our broad and relevant collection of around 40,000 microbial strains, have game-changing potential.

We have come far on our journey, and delivered strong results, and as we continue to unlock the power of good bacteria through new technologies, there is so much more we can do. Our employees are the driving force enabling us to live our mission to pioneer microbial science to improve food, health and productivity. We work passionately, because we know we can make a difference for people, animals and plants. And ultimately for our planet. Innovating for a sustainable future is part of our culture, our history and our strategy and is embedded in our purpose: to grow a better world. Naturally.

At Chr. Hansen we place importance on diversity, equality and inclusion, and we appreciate difference in perspectives. We therefore encourage everybody to apply no matter race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, etc.

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