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Job Title: Director of Technical Support and Sales for an Animal Product Development Company

Description: Responsible for on-farm troubleshooting, new product development and evaluation, sales team training, seminars at producer meetings, responding to technical phone/email questions, management consulting, support of sales staff, and some direct sales responsibility. Must use ration formulation and management software to complete some duties. Travel is multi-state and is often greater than 50% of work time.

Degree Required: PhD

  • Doctor of Philosophy (or doctoral degree) is intended to teach a student to carry out independent, autonomous research in a specific field.. This degree is often, but not always, completed after a Master's degree is earned. The length of study ranges from 3 - 6 years. On completion, a student presents and defends a dissertation (or thesis) before an academic panel.

Skills Required: Computer skills, Creative writing skills, Customer service skills, Farm animal care, Independent worker, Leadership abilities, Learns on the job, Mathematical thinker, Negotiator, Oral communication skills, Quick thinker, Scientific thinker, Scientific writing skills, Thinks outside the box, Time management skills, Teaching skills, Works under pressure, Written communication skills

Market Sector: Farm/Ranch, Global, Industry, Small Business

Relative Salary:  $$$$

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