Human Resources Manager Needed at Big Heart Pet Brands in Bloomsburg, PA

Big Heart Pet Brands, a leader in the pet food industry, has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic leader on our HR team for a Human Resources Manager in our Bloomsburg, PA Distribution Center. The primary purpose of this position is to lead the Human Resources function for the site by serving as a business partner with a focus on:

*Labor relations
*Employee relations
*Performance management
*Talent planning
*Benefits administration
*Compensation
*Administration and compliance to State and Federal regulations, and training.

Requirements:

*Successful candidate must have 5-7 years progressive Human Resources generalist experience in a unionized environment with direct labor relations experience.

*Previous experience with employee benefits, recruitment, compensation, performance management, training, and administration of State and Federal regulations are required.

*Qualified candidate will have the ability to work strategically and tactically in an HR capacity and demonstrate strong leadership skills.

*Strong computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word required.

*The availability to work all shifts, weekends and holidays is required.

*Pre-employment drug test and background verification required.

Education: A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or a related field is required.

We Offer:

* Competitive salary
* Comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) and Pension Plan

Big Heart Pet Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ALL RESUMES NEED TO BE SUBMITTED THROUGH WWW.BIGHEARTPET.COM TO BE CONSIDERED. (http://www.bigheartpet.com/job-opportunities.aspx) by August 31, 2014.

Customer & Development & International Coordinator at Nature’s Variety Needed in St Louis

Job description

 

Company Description: Nature’s Variety® (NV) is a fast growing natural and holistic pet food company.  NV is a leader in marketing nutritious raw frozen diet, kibble, can, and treats for dogs and cats.  The company’s brands include Instinct®, Prairie®, and SweetSpots®.  NV’s company purpose is to empower people to transform the lives of pets.  In order to accomplish this, we are committed to hiring and developing a team of passionate, performance oriented professionals who love to win and make a difference.

Position Summary:  This position will play a key role in supporting the international department primarily by coordinating document collection, assembly and submissions for the International regulatory processes.  A focus will be on ensuring company awareness and adherence to various international regulations.  This position will build strong relationships with distributors and regulatory agencies. In addition this role will help support Customer Development by processing incoming orders, shipments and invoices along with performing other administrative duties as needed.

Big Heart Pet Brands is Seeking an Environmental Manager in Bloomsburg, PA

Job description

THE BROAD FUNCTION AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

Responsible for overall management of the Bloomsburg site’s environmental programs. Works closely with all employees and management to ensure all environmental guidelines, policies and procedures are followed.

THE PRINCIPAL CONTINUING RESPONSIBILITIES IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE:

•Manage all environmental reports required by laws, regulations, and corporate policy.
•Complete plant environmental self-assessment, report findings, and manage corrective action per Del Monte’s Environmental Management System.
•Oversee compliance to the Del Monte’s Environmental File Index System
•Insure site compliance with all local, state and federal reporting requirements.
•Maintain and administer the PPC (Preparedness & Prevention Control) and SPCC (Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures Plan) including related inspections.

Big Hearts Pet Brands Seeking a Programmer in Pittsburgh

BROAD FUNCTION AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION:

The salesforce.com Force.com Application Engineer will design and build internal (and potentially external) customer-based solutions for extending the value of our Force.com application environment. The application engineering life cycle includes the requirements gathering, analysis, design, development, configuration, implementation, testing, administration and maintenance of enterprise-level application solutions. The Application Engineer III has a strong command of all segments of the full Force.com application engineering life cycle.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Using the salesforce.com platform and the force.com developer toolkits (i.e. Apex, Visualforce, Force.com IDE, Heroku, Force.com Migration Tool, and Web Services & Metadata APIs), this resource will build salesforce.com product extensions and develop new native products on the force.com platform based on business requirements.
•Must independently deliver systems solutions under limited supervision applying a strong understanding of application service functions, excellent analysis capabilities to determine root cause, and a full command of Force.com concepts.
•The Application Engineer III must possess the ability to multi-task and interact with IT personnel and their Big Heart Pet Brands business unit customers.
•Perform technical evaluations, solution and design approaches to business solution needs.
•Manage internal customer relationships with the business and lead technical solutions to meet business challenges.
•Perform detailed analysis of business and technical requirements.
•Write functional and technical approach and design documentation.
•Create integration and development project plans and designs.
•Act as an internal consultant to the Big Heart Pet Brands Force.com team.
•Responsible for the timely management of projects.
•Coordinates application modifications with various teams.
•Work to improve and automate processes for better effectiveness, efficiency and opportunities for optimization.
•Maintain integrity of applications and systems with new de

Big Hearts Pet Brand Seeks Environmental Manager in Bloomsburg, PA

Environmental Manager fro Big Hearts Pet Brand

Responsible for overall management of the Bloomsburg site’s environmental programs. Works closely with all employees and management to ensure all environmental guidelines, policies and procedures are followed.

THE PRINCIPAL CONTINUING RESPONSIBILITIES IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE:

•Manage all environmental reports required by laws, regulations, and corporate policy.
•Complete plant environmental self-assessment, report findings, and manage corrective action per Del Monte’s Environmental Management System.
•Oversee compliance to the Del Monte’s Environmental File Index System
•Insure site compliance with all local, state and federal reporting requirements.
•Maintain and administer the PPC (Preparedness & Prevention Control) and SPCC (Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures Plan) including related inspections.
•Complete
oDel Monte’s Monthly Sustainability Key Performance Indicator software (Locus Technologies).
oTier II and Form R reports and forward to area, state and federal contacts.
oTitle V Air Permitting requirements including Plan Approvals, permit modifications, and monitoring including the semi-annual and annual compliance statements
oAIMS (Architectural and Industrial Maintenance) report for air emissions
A Visible Emissions license is required
oSRBC (Susquehanna River Basin Commission) report and usage tracking
•Manage
oRemoval, proper disposal, and tracking of Hazardous Waste.
oProper disposal of residual waste including tracking and reporting
oProper disposal of universal waste tracking and reporting
oAbove and underground tanks
•Supervise

Paws Aboard Seeks Outside Sales Representative in Cumberland, IN

doggiraffeAbout the Job

Paws Aboard is a Manufacture of proprietary pet products that provide safety and fun for active dog owners and their pets.​ Paws Aboard has buyers in both domestic and international markets.​ From the launch of our first product, The Doggy Boat Ladder, to the creation of the first ever dual dog leash that automatically untangles, The Freedom Leash and The Monster Leash acclaimed by Veterinarians, to Pet Life Jackets, Water Toys, and other pet accessories.​ Paws Aboard has positioned itself to be a true market leader!

We are looking for an avid dog lover that is also bright, energetic, and well-groomed with drive and initiative, along with a college degree and at least three to five years of professional sales experience.​ Pet industry sales would be an asset.​

Compensation includes salary, commissions, fringe benefits, medical, car allowance, and company matching 401k.​

An effective and successful incumbent can potentially earn between $40,000 and $80,000.​ A valid pass port and a reliable automobile is required as this position requires 75%​ travel.​

Please respond today by forwarding your resume including a picture if you wish and comments on why you are the perfect candidate for this cool job to csmith@​ags-capital.​com

Nestle Purina Seeks an Assistant Manager in Allentown, PA

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:   The Assistant Manager, Safety will assist the Safety Manager and factory in the implementation of policies and programs necessary to fully comply with Nestle Purina PetCare “Safety” Programs and Loss Control objectives.  This position will provide training and ensure proper communication at all levels of the plant to achieve full preparation in the Safety and Loss Control programs and compliance with Federal, State, and Local Government regulations. The Assistant Manager, Safety will act as a resource to all departments in the plant to provide safety and loss control support.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES :

Schedules and follows up on Safety Training requirements (OSHA/Corporate). Enters, tracks, and reports safety training attendance for all employees.  Perform Safety Orientation for new hires and contractors.

Help develop, implement and monitor Allentown’s Safety Programs which includes Behavioral Safety, to prevent and eliminate injuries, near misses, and damage to company property.

Help maintain compliance with local, state, and federal safety requirements.  Maintain OSHA 300 Log.

Maintain the observation records and reporting system for the DuPont STOP program.  Perform STOP observations in accordance with the program guidelines.

Help ensure safety inspections and observations are conducted and make recommendation for safety improvements throughout the plant.

Help organize, coordinate, and conduct training for Safety Committee on safety topics and current safety programs in the plant.

Become the Plant Emergency Organization(PEO) Coordinator – schedule quarterly meetings with PEO Chiefs to plan PEO training/exercises; coordinate and schedule exercises and training.

Provide customer service for all employees with inquiries in the areas of safety to include, but not limited to; Workman’s compensation, Personal Protective Equipment(PPE), etc.

Perform all other duties as assigned

Invisible Fence Seeks a Service Technician in Pittsburgh, PA

Installation and Service Technician…Must Love Dogs!

About the Job

For the last 40 years, Invisible Fence® Brand has been keeping more than 2 million dogs and cats safe at home by providing pet owners with trusted technology, proven training procedures – and total peace of mind.​ We pioneered the concept of electronic pet containment.​  The results of our efforts are impressive.​ We have a 98%​ customer satisfaction rating and a 99.​5%​ success rating of keeping Dogs Safe at Home.​

 

Job Description

Work hard and have fun while installing, servicing and repairing the Invisible Fence® Brand system.​ The service technician job also requires training dogs & cats on the system and teaching our customers about the system.​ We provide a company vehicle and all of the tools – you supply the energy and enthusiasm that makes our employees #1 in the industry!

Requirements for service technician:

       Valid driver’s license with good record.​

       Customer service and/​or sales experience.​

       Great communication skills.​

       Enjoy working outdoors in all types of weather.​

       Enjoy working with dogs and people.​

       Must be able to work Saturdays.​ Closed Sundays.​

Associate Brand Manager Needed in San Francisco at Big Heart Pet Brands

Big Heart Pet Brands

Broad Function and Scope of the Position:

The ABM will support a SBM to lead innovation platforms and products through to launch. They will help lead cross-functional teams who will be responsible for quickly shepherding product concepts through the Big Heart Pet Brands Fast To Market innovation process, considering strategic, consumer, technical, and business viability. They will lead with an Enterprise mindset, balancing the need for creativity and an entrepreneurial approach with strategy and discipline. They will work with the base business team to ensure strategic alignment. They will represent innovation with multiple stakeholders, such as R&D, Consumer Insights, Operations, Sales and Customers.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategy
•Help shape and support brand innovation strategies
•Engage with base team to develop innovation strategy for their brands

Innovation and Strategy:
•Support and manage innovation projects linked to brand strategies
•Responsible for leading product innovation from concept through to launch
•Manages overall project and timeline
•Leverage company’s stage-gate process to incorporate consumer data and organization strategic goals
•Leverage research (historical, secondary) and insights (consumer and supplier research, trends) to Innovation opportunities
•Work closely with stakeholders throughout the organization (R&D, Manufacturing, Sales etc.) to both manage the work and ensure effective buy-in
•Facilitate meetings of stakeholders to develop novel ideas and solutions while creating buy-in

Finance:
•Manage budget for projects
•Manage all product launches to meet financial goals

Linking Mechanisms and Expectations:
•Partner with internal (and external) resources to develop concepts and prototypes
•Support commercialization of initiatives cross-functionally and through the organization, partnering closely with R&D, Operations, Finance, Sales, Creative Services
•Be the face of product innovation with customers, partnering personally with Sales

Part Time Demonstrator Needed at The Pet Firm in Bethesda, MD

The primary responsibility is to complete all assigned scheduled demo events under the direction of designated Supervisor and Vendor. Promote sales through education of specific vendor products.

Responsibilities may include but not limited to communicating product benefits, meet sales quota, implement and distribute IRC’s point of sale materials, collect data, audit and stock vendor items on sales floor. Set up product display tables when applicable.

Attend training calls, actively participate in development training both self pace learning and instructor led.

Identify competition and any significant changes in pricing, promotion and volume.

Identify selling opportunities. Talk to customers about their pets, and their pet’s needs, provide solution with representing vendors product.

Arrive at specific work location on time and in adherence to Company dress code.

Keep work areas neat, safe and shoppable for store customers.

Communicate any problems, concerns or customer questions to appropriate store management & /or Direct Supervisor.

Represents The Pet Firm in a professional manner at all times by adhering to all Company policies and procedures.

Fax all completed Demo Reports, with store signature, within 24 hours of store completion, to designated number, as directed by Direct Supervisor.

Adhere to The Pet Firm Code of Conduct and Performance Expectations.

Any other reasonable requests related to the job.

Big Heart Pet Brands Seeking a Packaging Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA

BROAD FUNCTION AND SCOPE OF THE POSITION:
Conducts Packaging R&D projects, leading to the commercialization of new and innovative products as well as cost savings and packaging improvements on existing products. This position typically supports part or all of one business unit within the Del Monte organization.

Responsible for planning and conducting packaging projects to support plant and marketing driven business initiatives. The incumbent works with various activity teams to develop a plan for implementation of business objectives. He/she works with his/her manager in setting priorities and establishing project test plans. The incumbent is expected to further develop project management skills to more independently plan and coordinate plant tests and lab tests. The position works with Purchasing, Marketing, Operations, QA, and multiple outside vendors to resolve packaging design and quality issues. The incumbent must be able to conduct basic trouble shooting to identify root cause and corrective action for challenges encountered. The individual is expected to independently identify and support cost savings initiatives. Performance is measured on ability to efficiently and technically conduct and deliver projects, and on the ability to work with peers and other functional groups as a team member with minimal managerial support.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The incumbent’s most significant internal contacts include Marketing, Purchasing, QA and Operations. The incumbent will write the packaging specifications for approval by the manager. Problems of a technical nature for which the incumbent has no experience or problems related to coordination with other groups must be referred to the manager.

•Develop and provide technical competency within the functional area. Demonstrate technical competence in completion of assigned packaging projects, with self-direction under manager (guidance from manager as needed), with strong focus on productivity/value engineering, sustainability, and technical troubleshooting.
•Demonstrate strong lab skills; record, collate, critically evaluate and interpret experimental data, and make appropriate recommendations to manager through written or oral reports, as well as to a broader audience. Maintain lab notebook; basic math skills are essential.
•Must be able to comprehend and give written & verbal directions/instructions. Recording and maintaining written documentation is critical; expected to provide written project updates monthly. Compose PIR’s PRRs, Process Memos, or other appropriate documentation.
•Demonstrate creativity and competence in planning and completion of projects. Contribute to the innovation process by providing creative ideas and input for new products/packages driven by consumer/customer insights.
•Demonstrate professionalism and work well with others; participate in meetings as a team member. Participates in cross-functional ideation sessions.
•Keep abreast of new packaging technologies and advances in own business unit, as well as other business units, with a global perspective; recommend for consideration where appropriate. Look for potentially patentable intellectual property, communicating to manager and Legal, assisting with patent application draft. Continuously look for potential new technology-based benefits or platforms (e.g., easy open, clear, re-sealable, etc.), with claims, for new and existing product lines.
•Directly supervise lab technicians and plant personnel during plant tests.
•Responsible for partnering with his/her manager in the establishment of an annual development plan.
•Must be able to travel independently to plant and vendor locations, sometimes for extended periods.

Hill’s is Seeking a Pet Territory Manager in Inland, CA

 

Help Wanted; I need more Noms!

Help Wanted; I need more Noms!

Please apply online at:www.HillsPet.com  Requisition ID: 130000708

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is a $2.3 billion, global division of Colgate-Palmolive and the maker of Science Diet® and Prescription Diet® brand pet foods.  Our mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationship between people and their pets by providing the best, leading-edge pet nutrition technology, products and expertise to pet owners, veterinary professionals and other key pet professionals worldwide.  Our company is a globally recognized Best Place to Work.

As a Territory Manager for Hill’s Pet Nutrition, you will be part of a district sales team ensuring high levels of customer service and delivery of our industry-leading, premium dog and cat food products to an assigned group of 50-80 pet store accounts. You will be part of a premier global company with cutting edge products substantiated by the best Research and Development. You will be supported by the best training in the industry and world-class marketing and sales lead programs. If you are passionate about our company mission, we invite you to apply for the position of Territory Manager-Pet Channel for the Inland Empire area. The territory covers the southern coastal areas of Orange County, Los Angeles, and the Palm Springs desert communities. You will be based from your home office, and you may reside anywhere within the Inland Empire.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Manage an account base of retail pet stores, delivering volume, net sales, consumption and new distribution objectives.
  • Promote and merchandise Hill’s products and services
  • Deliver training seminars to store associates to educate them on the superior economic and nutritional value of Hill’s pet diets and products
  • Contribute to pets’ well-being by driving endorsement of our products by pet store staff
  • Develop creative account specific strategies to drive results
  • Implement promotional & educational programs and tactical sales plans to exceed goals
  • Rollout new product launches and increase in-store presence and market leadership for all products
  • Stay abreast of competitive climate in assigned territory
  • Achieve calls per day targets
  • Perform administrative duties as required

Marketing Director Needed in NYC at the American Kennel Club

Check out this Marketing Job in the Big Apple!

Check out this Marketing Job in the Big Apple!

The American Kennel Club seeks experienced Marketing Director for its corporate headquarters in New York.

Unique opportunity for classically trained and digitally savvy  marketer who seeks a rewarding entrepreneurial brand building opportunity for not-for-profit organization devoted to dogs! The American Kennel Club is expanding its Marketing Department to build its brand. The Marketing Director will manage a P&L for a major segment or product portfolio.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to write and manage a fully integrated marketing plan, and be a well-organized self-starter. You will have the opportunity to lead and champion a designated line of business by developing recommendations on brand building strategies and tactics that lead directly to incremental revenue generation.

Desired Skills and Experience

We are looking for someone with 8-14 years of senior marketing experience in consumer goods or services, preferably with a Fortune 500 brand. An MBA would be a plus, as is pet industry experience. Demonstrated experience maximizing the value of a CRM platform is desirable. Success integrating social media into a communications mix is also a requirement.  If you are someone who enjoys developing brand building strategies and making them happen within a matrix structure, you may be the perfect fit for our team.

Central Garden and Pet Seeks Commercial Finance Manager in Chilton, WI

Job description

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ:CENT), is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet, lawn and garden supplies markets.  Our Pet Division is seeking a Commercial Finance Manager to work in our Chilton, WI location.

This position is an integral member of the Finance and Commercial Cross-Functional Team managing the financial activity and identifying gaps to achieve the business segment goals.  The Commercial Finance Manager will be responsible for maintaining the business segment commercial model and seek opportunities to enhance profitability.  This role will support the Director of Finance/Controller in safeguarding each business segment of the company through evaluation and analysis of key business activities and processes.

Please see our web site for additional company information – www.central.com

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for reporting the business segment income statement for Wild Bird, Pet and Super Pet.
  • Responsible for monitoring and reviewing contribution margin $ and % for each business segment.  Perform volume and mix calculation to understand the financial impact of the commercial business.
  • Report top line sales by Customer and Product Line.
  • Report customer and product profitability for the Commercial Cross Functional Team to enhance profitability.
  • Trade Promotional programs – thorough understanding and measure the financial impact.
  • Monitor the financial impact of the major cost drivers for each business segment to indicate price adjustment to maintain contribution margin and volume.
  • Prepare and evaluate New Product pro-forma.
  • Propose business adjustments for each business segment to meet contribution margin requirements.  Review business adjustment plans with Director of Marketing and Director of Finance.

Desired Skills and Experience

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS/EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or 10+ years related experience
  • Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint & Excel
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Good interpersonal, strong leadership and motivational skills
  • Well developed oral, written communication, and presentation skills are required
  • Possess the ability to generate and foster relationships with customers

 

Riverside Grooming Seeks Pet Groomer in Riverside, CA

Company Description:

2012 Reader’s Choice Award for “Best Place to Get Your Pet Groomed” (Press Enterprise) Dogs/Cats. Riverside Pet Grooming.

Job Description:

Riverside Grooming

3243 Arlington Ave.

Riverside, CA 92506

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION OF PET BATHER

In its commitment to long-term expansion and enhanced service to customers and community, Riverside Groomings (Company) standards of employee skill, competence and teamwork are and shall remain among the highest in the field.

Thus, for the position of Pet Bather, the employee must properly bath dogs and cats, per Companys high standards by applying proper restraint techniques, knowledge of pet safety, shampoos and bathing products, de-shedding systems, trimming toenails, expressing anal glands, cleaning ears, brushing, combing, drying, fluff drying, assisting clients with self-service bathing, stocking bathing products, cleaning bathing area grooming area or outdoor areas, assisting Groomers as needed and maintaining paperwork to record ones daily production, to the end that Beautifully Bathed, Happy, Healthy Pets to the Owners Expectations are produced of at high quantity and volume. In addition, there may be duties, such as stocking inventory, typing data-entry, helping with promotional actions to help expand Company.

In addition to the technical knowledge, experience and competence required of a Pet Bather, Company’s employees must also possess personal aptitude to solving problems, high intelligence, perseverance, orderliness, responsibility, drive toward and satisfaction at the attainment of goals, calmness and endurance under stressful conditions, consistency and predictability in the regular attendance to duty, individual initiative as well as participation in group efforts, correct estimation of specific circumstances and an absence of unconstructive or ill-considered criticism, fairness, empathy and appreciation toward fellow workers and effective communications skills.

In keeping with these job requirements, Company utilizes application forms, interview procedures and pre-employment non-medical, non-psychological testing regimens that will assist the company to determine whether applicants possess the skills, competency and above personal attributes necessary to meet the company’s performance standards. Applicants for Pet Bather position may undergo such

Nature’s Logic Seeks Terriotry Sales Manager in Greater Boston

Job description

Are you looking for a fun, fast paced position with a company that is rapidly growing?  Are you passionate about whole food nutrition?  Love pets?

I am looking for someone who is not satisfied with being average.  They want to have fun, work hard & be recognized for their accomplishments.

The ideal candidate will be driven, organized, work well without direct supervision & be capable of taking our sales to the next level.  They will work well independently, but be an active part of our team.  They will participate in team projects, and provide insight & feedback that will enable us to be the best in the industry.

The territory sales manager will live in the Boston area & will be responsible for sales in a multi-state area in New England.  Job duties include but are not limited to sales to retail stores and vet accounts, managing a budget, creating in store promotions, attending trade shows, training accounts, working with distribution partners, and reaching company sales objectives.

 

VetCor Seeks a Vice President of Operations in Philadelphia

VetCor, a leading network of over 100 veterinary practices, is currently searching for a Vice President of Operations in order to further support our success. This position is to serve as an extension of the Chief Operating Officer located in the greater Philadelphia/NJ Area in leading and supporting its growing number of practice locations.  The successful Vice President of Operations will be capable of maintaining exceptional relations with practice leaders, supervising a team of Regional Managers responsible for ongoing management and process support, and furthering the success of each community-based practice in delivering excellent patient care and customer service.

Our unique philosophy focuses on supporting each local practice’s individual style and medical direction and as a result we are experiencing exceptional growth. The Vice President of Operations must demonstrate the immediate ability and sincere interest to interact with and motivate individuals at all levels of the organization, determination to see every VetCor practice lead its community in care and service, respect for the individual style and culture of each VetCor practice, and urgency to provide corporate support on a level that is second to none.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the operations and performance of 25-50 practice locations
  • Direct 3-5 regional managers who provide routine support and management assistance to designated hospitals
  • Oversee and assist initiatives tailored to each practice for ongoing improvement in patient care, customer service, employee development, community marketing, and practice growth
  • Monitor and report financial and operating performance, trends, and significant events; analyze actual vs. plan variances and develop corrective plans as needed
  • Foster collaboration among management teams (and practices where practical) to achieve best practice sharing, effective problem solving, and rapport among VetCor locations
  • Monitor support needs and corporate processes to ensure mutual success
  • Ensure positive morale and working relationships between practice, regional, and corporate teams
  • Advocate and uphold company mission and value system

Purina Seeks a Veterinary Consultant in Philadelphia

Purina Veterinary Consultant (Sales)-13005176

POSITION SUMMARY: Primarily responsible for the development of Purina’s business within the Veterinary Channel in their assigned geography.  Represent and build Purina, advocacy for Purina and create a positive Purina experience (PPE) across their area.  Deliver exceptional service to all key targets and clinics.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Purina expertise:   Be an expert on Purina (our company, products, programs, mission, philanthropic efforts, etc.).  Utilize that knowledge to drive support for Purina across assigned responsibilities in the veterinary channel.
  • Identify and develop key individuals (targets) within the veterinary channel   These targets can include key clinic Doctors in Veterinary Medicine (DVMs), Technicians or other industry people as agreed to with your Region Manager.  Primarily responsibility is to advance Purina, develop a positive Purina experience (through product usage, messaging, programs, etc.) and provide high levels of service to these key individuals to assist in advancing Purina.
  • Develop and enhance the Positive Purina Experience (PPE) within assigned geography.  Includes selling Purina Veterinary Diets (PODs – points of distribution), conducting IHTs (Purina “influenced”), selling at the clinic level on key Purina program participation (Purina for Professional (P4P), Partners in Wellness (PiW), Project Pet Slim Down (PPSD), etc.) and other assigned actions that help develop the foundational support to allow Purina to advance.
  • Purina Products Expertise: develop a level of expertise beyond therapeutic diets that demonstrates and provides confidence to key target individuals and clinics on Purina.  Areas of knowledge should include:  therapeutic, wellness, broad Purina portfolio brands and others product and Purina areas developed or assigned.  Central to this is the advancement of Purina and the concepts of wellness and well-being.
  • Execute business fundamentals against clinics, key individuals distributor reps and other assigned responsibilities that create the PPE.  This can include all daily business matters that require attention including, but not limited to:  clinic level inquiries or issue resolution, distributor rep management, product support, selling programs, products or concepts, etc.
  • Operate within all assigned budgets and execute all administrative duties, including performance evaluation (TPMS) responsibilities on time and completed.
  • Other duties as assigned

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must be able to travel, including overnight as needed to manage the assigned territory.
  • Must have reliable transportation in order to manage the assigned territory.
  • You are required to have a valid state drivers license and carry automobile insurance in the following amounts:
    • $100,000 bodily injury liability per person
    • $300,000 bodily injury liability per occurrence
    • $50,000   property damage

Territory:

  • This position will work from an in-home office.
  • Must reside within 25 miles, or be willing to relocate within 25 miles of Philadelphia.
  • Relocation assistance provided.

Travel:

  • Must be willing to travel frequently during the first 9-12 months for initial training.
  • After training, travel will include 2-4 nights per month.

KEY WORDS:

Sales, Veterinary sales, animal science, consultant, technical sales, sales representative, outside sales, business to business, business development, field sales.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Desired Skills and Experience

Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Skills:

  • Interpersonal communication skills:  demonstrated strong interpersonal communication is a requirement
  • Computer skills:  working knowledge of outlook, Power Point, excel and word is required
  • Technical skills:  ability to use and leverage technology including: digital, social, group presentation tools (e.g. Live Meeting), etc. to advance Purina, advocacy and a Positive Purina Experience

Perdue is Seeking a Pet Treats Sales Manager in Salisbury, MD

Job description – Pet Treats Sales Manager

To gain insight and knowledge of the Pet Treat segment down through the distributors to the end user.  Manages the sale of pet treats, goals for profitability, premium attainment, and market shares.  Develops a profitable sales mix in conjunction with the marketing department. Grows and develops this segment as directed by the business plan.   Maintains and updates as needed a written sales plan and marketplace competitive situations.

Responsibilities/Duties

1. Develops, implements and manages a sales plan.  Continues to develop existing accounts and gain new outlets in the expanding market areas.

2.  Establishes daily and weekly pricing in conjunction with the sales operations plan to ensure maximum profitability.

3. Develops strategies to ensure positive P & L results and works to achieve maximum profitability via team management.

4. Develops and manages budgetary controls by customer to ensure profitability. Implements and reviews programs as necessary.

5. Develops, establishes, and manages controls via account management to ensure positive CSI results, i.e. accounts receivable, processing of credit requests, on premise time, percent price errors, and P & L statements.

6. Utilizes principles of QIP and team management.

Desired Skills and Experience

Requires strong reading, writing, communication and analytical skills.  Working knowledge of computer systems.  Must be able to function effectively in a fast paced, ideation and creative environment.  Must be able to generate and act upon decisions made immediately.  Requires the ability to react to ever changing market conditions.  Must be able to travel overnight to customer and vendor locations as well as plant locations.