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Field service representative

Company Name:
GNP Company
GNP Company: Dedicated to healthy food, families and farms since 1926...
and proud sponsor of brighter futures!
Started as a seasonal hatchery selling day-old chicks to Minnesota farmers in 1926 by E.M. Helgeson, the Helgeson family legacy lives on with GNP Company(TM). Still owned by the same family today--while operated by a larger company family made-up of approximately 1,600 team members--annual sales are expected to reach an all-time high in 2013 of $400 million.
At GNP Company, we control the quality of our products by managing every aspect of the business from breeding, hatching, milling, caring for, processing, marketing and selling premium-quality products under the Just BARE , Gold''n Plump and Sunny Roost brands. In addition to retail stores, our products are also found in supermarket delis and restaurants across the country.
Recognizing that quality products start with quality roots, we understand that people and Midwest values are our greatest assets. It''s because of this that we place a strong emphasis on developing long-term relationships with our nearly 350 farm partners throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin as well as training our team members--ultimately increasing levels of opportunity and overall job satisfaction.
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POSITION SUMMARY: The Field Service Representative, Breeder Department, is responsible for working with breeder growers to obtain maximum quality and optimal production costs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Directs contract growers in poultry husbandry according to Gold'n Plump procedures, maintaining a good working relationship and optimal performance. Handles grower complaints and issues in a diplomatic manner.
2. Responsible for locating, diagnosing and responding to production, performance and bird health problems along with weekly or more frequent visits to buildings. Weekly visits to the processing plant.
3. Communicates with hatchery, feed mill, processing plant and breeder personnel to resolve problems to attain high quality bird production.
4. Responsible for reviewing grower production cost and bird performance on a flock to flock basis.
EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL TEAM MEMBERS:
Observe & enforce all company personnel, quality, safety, and food safety policies
Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you work effectively and cooperatively with customers, clients, coworkers, and leadership teams.
Participates in process improvement and problem solving utilizing continuous improvement and rational thinking methodologies such as Six Sigma, and participates in or supports the E$P program
Recognizes and acts on incidents and safety risks. Consistently practices, and enforces safe work habits and drives those habits throughout the organization.
Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture, Animal Science or Business preferred. An Associates degree is required.
2 years of relevant/equivalent experience.
Must have valid Class C driver's license and good driving record.
Ability to work in dusty working conditions.
Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
Excellent organization and time management skills.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
Good computer skills including experience in Microsoft Word and Excel.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Date: 2014-06-13
Country: US
State: MN
City: St. Cloud
Postal Code: 56301
Job Type: Regular Full-Time

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