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Lilly Sr Acct Cnslt-Swine Accounts in Des Moines, Iowa



The purpose of the account management role in Elanco is to create demand and secure sales by professionally promoting, differentiating, delivering and demonstrating the value of Elanco products and services to customers and the people who influence their product use decisions. Account managers are held accountable for delivering sales results, developing and managing account plans, aligning Elanco activities with account needs, and implementing agreed upon strategies and initiatives.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Manage and influence complex customer/account decision making process.

  • Create, implement and influence direction of account strategy and Elanco strategy.

  • Manage accounts through on-going planning, account planning, effective expense management and appropriate communications consistent with Elanco’s sales and marketing objectives.

  • Monitor, report and accountability for account plan milestones to monitor success of tactics

  • Apply mobilization strategies to account activities to enhance account team’s ability to execute effectively under constantly changing circumstances

  • Deliver and transfer Key Messages and scientific information around Elanco products to key influencers / decision makers within the designated sales territory.

  • Identify and assess customer needs. Uncover customer’s solvable problems and opportunities. Incorporate the Elanco product portfolio (products and services) as a part of the solution.

  • Take a leadership role in deploying applicable and appropriate value-added services tools with key accounts tied to pre-established account unmet needs.

  • Achieve sales growth within accounts

  • Represent the “voice of the customer” to Elanco management and marketing.

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Sales and influence experience with large, complex accounts

  • experience in swine

  • Passion for selling and animal agriculture

  • Demonstrated ability to develop goals, key milestones and action plans for key accounts

  • Ability to influence across multiple disciplines: veterinary, nutritional, processing, feed milling, sales and marketing, and senior management.

  • Savvy ability to develop, advance and maintain strong relationships

  • Self starter with high initiative and sound work ethic

  • Demonstrated ability to learn, apply and communicate technical/scientific knowledge

  • Flexible to learning new products and disease states over time

  • Strong team member with ability to interact and coordinate resources across a diverse set of resources

  • Entrepreneur mind set with strong grasp

  • Ability to relocate if necessary

  • Minimum of 3 years of Swine experience (selling or production)

  • Demonstrated business acumen

Additional Information:

  • Position is field based. Travel will be required. Overnight travel will depend on location; expect 50% overnight travel.

  • 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

Workplace Arrangement:



US Swine Account Manager-Iowa

Job Category:

Animal Health

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree

  • 5 years sales experience

  • 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

Company Overview:

Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana


Des Moines



State / Province:



North America