Eli Lilly and Company

Swine Technical Consultant- Food Animal Business Unit

Location
Greenfield, IN, United States
Posted
Nov 20, 2018
Ref
46247
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
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.

Responsibilities
Main Purpose of Position:

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
Business Leadership
  • 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

46247BR

Basic Qualifications
  • DVM or PhD degree or;
  • Master degree with 10 of years industry, academic, or government experience
  • Valid driver's license and acceptable driving record is required


Additional Skills/Preferences
  • 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


Additional Information
This is a telecommuter role supporting Eastern Cornbelt, East of the Mississippi river (Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Tennessee). Candidate can live in any of these states but preferably in Indiana, Ohio or Illinois.

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.