Land O'Lakes Inc. Feed Sales Internship - Iowa in AMES, Iowa

As part of an ever-growing ag community, we are uniquely positioned to address the challenges and seize the opportunities of a growing global population. We are dedicated to finding the most talented people to support the businesses of our member owners, local ag retails and cooperatives across North America. We strive to match people that share our passion for agriculture with sustainable careers in the communities in which our member owners operate. There is no better time to be part of the growing, dynamic world of agriculture lets help you find your fit. Job Posting Title Feed Sales Internship - Iowa Job Description As a feed sales intern, you will be working alongside sales representatives and the Purina Animal Nutrition team with dealers and ag cooperatives, learning their feed business and customer base. You can expect a mixture of on-farm feed trials, developing plans and selling to prospects to expand sales territory, coordinating informational events for producers and overall exposure to farm supply dealers and cooperative structure. Internships typically focus on dairy, beef, equine, swine, or show feed sales projects. Internships are offered in a variety of locations through our member cooperative and independent dealer system. Interns will be provided training through Purina Animal Nutrition and the working location is dependent on those of our member owners. Position Duration: May - August (flexible start and end dates) Position Duties: Execute summer projects to promote Purina to grow and maintain a customer base and generate sales of targeted animal nutrition products. Participate in farm calls and market surveys with producers and following through to see that their needs are met. Plan events for customers to learn more about Purina products (customer appreciation day, fitting & showing clinics, open houses, etc.) Develop in-store selling skills, assist walk-in customers with their needs and learn how to efficiently take customer over-the-phone feed orders. Spend time in the feed mill and feed warehouse. Ride in the bulk truck making on-the-farm feed deliveries. Position Competencies and Qualifications: Pursuing an animal science or agriculture related bachelors degree with junior or senior status. Understanding of animal management practices, nutritional guidelines and industry knowledge. Strong interpersonal communication ability, excellent organizational and time management skills. Previous sales experience preferred. Frequently move, lift and carry boxes, tubs, and tools weighing 50-60 lbs., access and utilize farm equipment, and move or traverse on uneven ground. Ability to work extended hours during peak busy seasons. Possess a valid, unrestricted drivers license and have and maintain a satisfactory driving record. Candidates must have valid work authorization and be able to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship. Professional Skills: Excellent communication, writing and critical thinking skills. Manage time and effectively prioritize and implement projects and general work tasks. Give and receive feedback, work collaboratively, exhibit effective social and interpersonal communication skills. Resourceful and innovative in finding solutions to problems. Flexible and adapt to changing business surroundings. If you have questions about how to apply, please call the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT. VEVRAA Federal Contractor Request Priority Protected Veteran Referrals Equal Opportunity Employeriminorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity