Business Development Manager
Location: Various, IA
Salary Range: Competitive salary and great benefits
Benefits: Health, dental, life insurance, short & long term disability, employee assistance program, 401K, and vacation.
Employment Type: Full Time
Description: Christensen Farms is currently seeking a Business Development Manager. This position will manage contract grower relationships while collaboratively engaging with CF production, accounting, repair & maintenance and contract administration to maximize communication and efficiency within and external to the company. Source company-owned and contract production site leads and convert into completed projects that meet CF production flow, financial, and biosecurity needs. Focus on meeting mid and long-term pig space needs to ensure the success of the Grow/Finish production system. Reinforce and enhance CF s positive reputation within the swine industry and within the communities that we interact with.
Qualifications: Education: BS or BA degree with an agriculture-based major is preferred
? Five-plus years of progressive and varied business management, sales, finance, agronomy and/or marketing experience.
? Thorough understanding of financial processes, construction project budgeting, and ability to interact effectively with land-owner and producer customers.
? Knowledge of swine production technologies, training experience, and marketing of swine production contracts and finishing business models is preferred
? Knowledge of swine industry history, regional competitors and swine industry outlook preferred
? Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel, and demonstrate adequate computer skills to communicate effectively.
? Ensure ethical and honest representation of Christensen Farms
? Self-motivated with an ability to apply independent judgment in contract negotiation, sales and recruitment process.
? Ability to act responsibly in a fast-paced, changing environment
? Must be highly organized with ability to multi task and set weekly schedules to progress company objectives.
? Strong interpersonal skills including being comfortable and proficient at conflict resolution.
? Display high level of professionalism