Equine Specialist – CO Rockies
Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.Our name, Zoetis (z-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company”s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend on.Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact.Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of “@zoetis.com”. In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.Location: Denver, CO The US Cattle and Equine Business Unit is one of the largest businesses within Zoetis” worldwide operations. We focus on maximizing the value of our broad veterinary and horse owner solutions by building and sustaining relevant partnerships with veterinarians and horse owners. Based on our business model and operating environment we bring more than just medicines, diagnostics, services, and expertise to the marketplace – we deploy a range of targeted activities to support our solutions offerings in meeting the needs of our customers. The Equine Specialist position requires the individual to manage the Zoetis Equine business with distributors, veterinarians, dealers, and horse owners in your respective territory. It will be advantageous for the person in this position to have a strong understanding of the Equine market and its dynamics. The position will require travel and nights away from home. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
* Calling on Equine and Mixed Practice Veterinarians, Dealers, and Distributor Representatives in CO and parts of WY, NE and SD. Also must be able to quantify and qualify differences among Zoetis products and those of our competitors. * Utilizing excellent presentation skills to conduct educational training and exhibiting selling skills at accounts and producer seminars. * Building relationships and influence within key trade channels including: Veterinarians, Distributors, OTC Dealers and university personnel. * Working closely with Equine distribution partners and building strong relationships to drive sales results throughout your geography. * Managing a broad geographic area with a diverse customer base to achieve sales targets, increased market share, and business objectives. * Build trust with customers through developing reliability, credibility and follow-up. * Territory planning & priority setting through data analysis, planning, utilization of resources and execution of business plans * Technical & commercial knowledge – General knowledge of Equine industry, in-depth product knowledge of the Zoetis portfolio including diagnostics, and business & financial acumen of local customer base. * Teamwork – share, collaborate and act as a team player. * Performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned and directed. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS. * The position requires the ability to call on Equine Veterinarians, Dealers and the supporting influencers. * The position also requires the ability to work with internal colleagues effectively as a team – Equine Inside Sales Representative, Equine Specialists, Equine Technical Service Veterinarians and Petcare and Cattle Representatives that share in account responsibilities. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
* Undergraduate degree (BS/BA) Required * Masters in Animal Science or equivalent degree is a plus * Minimum of 6 months of equine related experience for Associate ES; Minimum of 3 years of Equine related experience for a ES * Animal Health experience and knowledge of Equine industry is preferred * Ability and willingness to travel overnight approximately at least 50% of the time, to include some weekends TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS * In-depth product and disease knowledge * Excellent written and oral communication skills * Proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel, and Word applications PHYSICAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS Note the physical conditions in which work will be performed, if applicable to the position. Examples: Lifting, sitting, standing, walking, ability to travel, drive, unusual attendance requirements, weekend work or travel requirements, etc. * The position requires a valid drivers license. * Willingness to drive to customer locations across defined geography – veterinary & dealer locations. * Requires individual to be able to work on equine farms. * Requires individual to be willing to work with animals from husbandry to treatment administration and product administration education.