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Farm Calling Team Technical Customer Support (12 month FTC) Job

Date: Nov 8, 2017

Location: Milton Keynes, ENG, GB

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: TEC001195

MSD is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.


 


MSD’s Animal Health (MAH) division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.


 


MSD is recruiting X3 Farm Calling team Customer Support for a 12 month Fixed term contract to be field based.

This role will predominantly entail direct calling on sheep and cattle farmers and producers to discuss disease control and prevention strategies; covering a specified geographical territory.

Additional reponsibilities will include:



  • Initiating, developing and maintaining strong relationships with key local farmers and farming groups

  • Supporting and advising farmers on basic technical tasks such as vaccination technique and implementing flock and herd health plan elelments, under the guidance of the technical team

  • Organisation of local farmer events such as on-farm meetings and demonstrations

  • Attending local farmer auction mart days and industry shows and events as required

  • Follow up of leads created via telesales and at other farmer events, and providing on-farm support where required by the sales and technical teams

Development and maintainance of a farmer database for the territory

Qualifications

Knowledge:



  • UK Farming practices

  • Livestock and farming systems in the UK

  • Vaccinations and how they work to prevent disease

  • Principles of lock and herd health planning

  • Principles of disease control and prevention strategies

  • Biosecurity on-farm

Skills Required:



  • Driving – full UK licnese essential

  • Communication – verbal and written

  • Organisational skills and self-motivation

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Teamwork

  • Time management

  • IT skills

Qualifications / Experience:



  • Higher Agricultural qualification

  • ‘Passion for farming’

  • Worked on livestock farm

  • SQP or similar qualification

Your role at MSD is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At MSD, we’re inventing for life.



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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time
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