Livestock Marketing Trainee – Columbia, TN

Location: Columbia, Tennessee

Responsibilities:

Promote a culture of safety within the facility;

Provide support to the Facility Manager as needed;

Assist with managing employees;

Provide livestock marketing solutions to members, buyers/customers, and producers;

Increase profits by increasing volume, enhancing margin, and developing additional market share for all services offered by UPI;

Identify, develop, nurture, and sustain long term/strategic customer relationships;

Address and resolve customer concerns;

Ensure that all rules and regulations created by the Packers and Stockyards Administration and state department(s) of agriculture are followed;

Assist in the annual budget process;

 

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness, Animal Science, Agriculture Economics, or related field preferred;

BQA certification;

Minimum of 2 years experience working with cattle;

Minimum of 1 year of experience in a customer relations position, such as sales or customer service;

Demonstrated leadership experience;

Computer proficiency.

Must be ethical, safety conscious, self-motivated, and be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, perseverance, negotiation skills, and problem solving skills.

Must be agile; able to lift 35 lbs or more regularly; able to work in extreme temperatures.

Must possess a valid driver’s license and be to travel regularly.