Sales Representative: Feed and Animal Health

Sales Representative: Feed and Animal Health

A sales representative of feed and animal healthcare products sells and services products produced by their company for the animal industry. They disseminate technical information to veterinarians or related animal health personnel, and develop and implement a sales call process to productively manage accounts within a specific territory.
What Responsibilities Will I Have?: 
  • Share technical information with veterinarians
  • Analyze, develop and implement sales goals and plans
  • Maintain and grow the market share within a specific sales territory
  • Execute marketing meetings with sales team
  • Develop a territory business planning template
  • Participate in brand forecasting function and accuracy
  • Attend regional, annual and vendor meetings
  • Work with supplier representatives to install programs or products
  • Attend training programs and education workshops to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Develop and implement a sales call process 
Recommended High School Courses: 
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, a focus on sciences such as animal science and biology, chemistry and mathematics.
Education/Training Required: 
A bachelor’s degree in animal science, agricultural business or related major is required.
Future Job Market Outlook: 
Typical Employers: 
A sales representative of feed and animal healthcare products is typically employed by feed and animal nutrition companies.
Suggested Professional Organizations and Associations: 
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Feed Industry Association  
  • Animal Health Institute  
  • American Society of Animal Science
  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
Average Annual Full-Time Salary: 
$66,271
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