Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we’re driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life – all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at www.elanco.com.
The Technical Consultant will work with customers to position Elanco as the partner of choice by delivering exceptional technical expertise, market leading product solutions, scientifically sound research studies, and value beyond product including consulting, analytics, diagnostics, and market access support.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
Sales and Marketing Support
Work closely with customers and serve as an active member of account teams
Identify and position opportunities for customers to use Elanco products
Actively participate in account planning and incorporate Elanco’s value strategy
Participate in the development and deployment of training events and materials
Aide in the planning and preparation for new product launches
Implement Elanco’s value strategy at the customer level
Customer and Technical Leadership
Train and coach Elanco personnel on disease, products, and industry practices
Build relationships with and influence external customers, consultants and academics
Identify avenues to deliver value beyond product to customers and Elanco
Maintain good standing with and influence of key industry organizations
Research and Innovation
Conduct research utilizing approved Elanco products
Align research with business needs and brand specific lifecycle planning
Ensure publication of research studies in scientific meetings and peer reviewed journals
Assist with R&D requests and product line extensions
Effectively communicate within technical team and account teams
Identify opportunities and threats for customers and Elanco
Influence long range strategy and product positioning
Identify external talent for technical and other roles within Elanco
DVM with 5 years of animal health or agricultural production experience
Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record is required
Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.
Candidate must have a thorough understanding of the US swine food chain and commercial production
Knowledge of animal health industry (emphasis on food animal production) economics and drivers of profitability
Candidate must have an expertise in technical consultancy, with special emphasis on addressing customer concerns or needs.
Excellent communication (written and oral) and analytical skills, with a demonstrated ability to effectively work in a team environment
PhD experience course work in swine health, immunology or production
This is a telecommuter role supporting the Western Cornbelt (Iowa/Nebraska/Minnesota). Candidate can live preferably in the Des Moines/Omaha area.
Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.