DeLaval currently has a full-time vacancy for a Farm Advisory Specialist to join their operations on the South Island in New Zealand.
The purpose of this role is to provide Farm Advisory support that adds value to the farmers' businesses, including support and training to assist with commercial decisions on farm management. You will also support the District Sales Managers and their assigned Dealer networks to increase sales and expertise of farm management systems.
This is a varied and enjoyable role with a focus on developing collaborative and effective working relationships with farmers and District staff, and implementing effective coaching and training initiatives both internally and on-farm.
More specifically, your duties will include, but may not be limited to:
- Market and oversee the implementation and usage of the DeLaval's software product
- Provide individual and on-farm group training
- Liaise and work closely with field staff to understand and agree training needs in the field
- Provide one on one coaching and support as needed to field staff
- Refer all sales inquiries or quoting and ordering activities to the designated District Sales Manager
- Actively input into annual promotion planning to ensure Herd Management is positioned to enhance sales growth
- Liaise with District Sales staff to develop and implement local promotional activities
- Contribute to industry events including Fields days, open/farm days, discussion groups and other dairy related events.
This opportunity will suit those with field-based sales experience, and qualifications (or equivalent experience) in the areas of dairy, agricultural or science. DeLaval is looking for individuals with experience dealing directly with farmers (e.g. you may come from a rural banking or stock firm role), as well as knowledge in milking system operation and dairy herd management.
Importantly, to succeed in this role you will be a people-person with advanced interpersonal and communication skills, strong relationship-building skills, and a customer focus. Finally, you will be comfortable with computers and programs such as Excel.
As the nature of the role is autonomous, frequent travel is required.
This is your chance to join an international industry leader and become part of an exceptional team culture. At DeLaval, employees enjoy new challenges, professional growth and the satisfaction of working for a company that goes to all lengths to understand and work alongside their customers.
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About the Organisation
DeLaval Ltd is a global leading supplier to the dairy business, supporting dairy farmers in managing their farms, their way. The business offers products, systems and services for all steps of milk production, with a focus on reducing their environmental footprint whilst improving food production, profitability and the well-being of the people and animals involved.
Founded more than 125 years ago in Sweden, DeLaval now has 4500 employees and operates in more than 115 countries that cater to customers with livestock size ranging from 1 to 50,000 animals. Together with the Tetra Laval Group, DeLaval owns one of the most well-known brands in the world. DeLaval's New Zealand office is based in Hamilton, and services customers throughout both the north and south islands. The Australia office is based in Melbourne.
DeLaval constantly strives to improve the daily work for all dairy producers, empowering them to control their business and lifestyle by providing complete solutions and service.