As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals’ lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco’s promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.

The Technical Consultant will work with strategic accounts 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.

Basic Minimum Qualifications:

  • DVM or PhD Degree in animal science or related scientific discipline or MS Degree with 10 of years industry, academic, or government experience
  • Preferred location: Texas Panhandle

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Sales and Marketing Support:

  • Work closely with strategic accounts 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
  • Implement Elanco’s value strategy at the customer level

Customer and Technical Leadership:

  • Technical leader for Elanco Beef Business Unit strategic technical platforms
  • 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:

  • Develop long term research strategy focused on serving strategic accounts
  • Prioritize and execute research aligned with business needs of strategic accounts and Elanco
  • Conduct research utilizing Elanco products and programs including environmental sustainability technologies and strategies
  • Ensure publication of research studies in scientific meetings and peer reviewed journals
  • Identify and facilitate research efforts in conjunction with Elanco R&D
  • Advise Elanco and key stakeholders of innovation opportunities

Business Leadership:

  • Effectively communicate within technical team and account teams
  • Identify business opportunities and threats for customers and Elanco
  • Influence long range strategy and product positioning
  • Identify external talent for technical and other roles within Elanco

Preferred Skills:

  • Candidate must have a thorough understanding of the US beef food chain and commercial beef 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

Elanco 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