Cargill Jobs in Rogers, AR – Protein Sales Associate 2022


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Do you want to build a stronger and more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill’s global team of 160,000 employees committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways of feeding the world. This position is in Cargill’s protein and salt business, where we provide high-quality, healthy food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters. forfor Early careers at Cargill
From day one, you will be an integral part of the team. You will have the opportunity to develop specific skills, knowledge and attitudes that will allow you to transition into various roles. We pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse career paths in the industry. As an associate, you will collaborate and build relationships with colleagues and clients representing diverse work styles, culture, and resolve. We are looking for people who want to grow, support, think and produce. You have big plans! We can help you pursue them
for Protein Sales Associate Position
As a protein sales associate, you will seek independent, localized, and business-facilitated development. You will gain technical knowledge about animal protein processing; including process flow, performance, variances, USDA regulations, accounting, and information technology. Additional training will be provided in basic business functions, leadership skills, personal and professional development, and professional salesas you develop your skills as a sales professional. It will take place in a collaborative, multi-level team environment, actively pursuing passive, hands-on experiences that effectively set you up for success. Over time, you will run client portfolios as you distribute, sell, promote and market our protein products. forfor Potential commercial areas

  • Cargill commercial sales (including meat and food distribution)
  • Cargill retail sales
  • Protein ingredient sales by Cargill
  • Cargill Foodservice Sales

Consider the opportunity to join a structured training and development program designed to develop specific skills and knowledge while being exposed to all facets of our protein business operations. The training is designed to teach the various aspects of the business prior to placement in a role that aligns the candidate with the needs of the business. It is very likely that some of the training will take place in a processing facility, and periods of work in cold or humid environments should be expected. forforThe following information describes the one-year training program. for

  • Leadership and Development Training
  • Plant Operations Experiences
  • Focused Sales Training
  • Assigned Commercial Projects

This training enables the individual to become familiar with the business operations workflow and develop knowledge about productionmeat processing, including food safety and general production management. Associates will receive training in a number of areas to learn skills and knowledge vital to being successful in a sales leadership position. After the training program, associates will be placed in an account manager role that aligns the candidate with business needs. forfor Main responsibilities

  • Apply a broad theoretical knowledge of work to sell directly to customers.
  • Participate in all training/development programs as recommended.
  • Request and deliver sales quotes, proposals, presentations, and product demos as instructed.
  • Identify and communicate with potential customers.
  • Develop customer relationships that generate future sales and repeat business.
  • Perform under minimal direction and independently handle complex office, administrative, technical, and customer support issues while referring only the most complex issues to higher-level personnel.
  • Other assigned tasks

Benefits of the program for associates

  • Comprehensive package of medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits
  • Access to volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities
  • Relocation benefits for qualifying associates (based on mileage)
  • Tuition reimbursement for those who wish to continue their education in their career fieldfor

Professional networks
We promote a culture that celebrates diversity! This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates an intellectually diverse group of employees. Our Business Resource Groups (BRGs) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive, and harness the outstanding talents and perspectives of our employees to benefit our organization and employees. forfor Our US Enterprise Resource Groups Include

  • Asian Alliance Network
  • Cargill Young Professionals Network
  • Cargill Capacity Network (iCAN)
  • Cargill Ebony Council
  • Group Responsible for Orientation and Welcoming (GROW)
  • Hispanic-Latino Council
  • Cargill Pride Network
  • Veterans & Military Support Network
  • Cargill Women’s Network

Job locations:

  • Multiple US locations
  • Office environment with trips to plants for training as needed
  • Travel approximately 20% or less

Necessary qualifications

  • Currently pursuing or have recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program with a graduation date between December 2021 and August 2022
  • Geographically flexible and willing and able to move to various places in the United States
  • Right to work in the United States that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by an outside employer
  • Capacityand willingness to travel up to 20%, as required
  • Valid US driver’s license
  • Proven ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to contribute, both as part of a team and individually
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral

Preferred qualifications

  • Proficiency in both Spanish and English
  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree or recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited program with a specialization in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics , farm management or a similar agricultural subject area
  • Previous internship or cooperative experience
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher based on a 4.0 scale
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions independently
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, written and oral, with the ability to influence decision-making
  • Leadership skills and experience

Equal Opportunity Employer, Including Disability/Veterinarian ”
Company: Cargill

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Entry level 

Job Location: Rogers, AR

Application Deadline: N/A

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