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Holstein Association USA, Inc., located in Brattleboro, VT, is the world’s largest dairy cattle breed organization. We are currently seeking a dynamic and innovative Technical Support & Operations Specialist to join our Information Services Team.

Job Purpose:
Support users of company technology systems by working to improve and maintain important computer processes.

Major Responsibilities:
• Technical Support Responsibilities include:
• Serve as first point of contact for users seeking technical assistance on hardware and software
• Diagnose and resolve technical issues
• Install and update hardware and software as needed
• Perform preventive maintenance
• Manage and track help desk tickets timely
• Escalate issues as needed
• Operations Support Responsibilities include:
• Perform data processing operations
• Perform back-up procedures
• Manage processing logs and procedure manuals
• Schedule and monitor batch processing jobs

Education and Experience:
• AS or BS in Computer Science or related field, preferred
• 2 years of experience in a help desk environment, preferred
• 2 years of experience in computer operations, preferred

Competencies:
• Excellent Microsoft Office experience
• Excellent ability to diagnose and resolve computer technical problems
• Excellent understanding of computer systems, mobile devices and other tech products
• Excellent data entry skills
• Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
• Strong communication skills (listening, verbal, written)
• Strong attention to detail
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Strong integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to collaborate with others
• Flexibility to work alternate schedules


As a valued team member, you will receive a competitive wage and a great benefit package including medical and dental insurance, a retirement savings plan, and paid time off. All set in a pleasant, professional working atmosphere. If you meet these qualifications, please forward a cover letter, resume, and references.

Human Resources
Holstein Association USA, Inc.
1 Holstein Place, PO Box 808                              Click Here to submit your resume online.
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0808

employment@holstein.com


Please note this job ad is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The Holstein Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, complies with all federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination, actual or perceived, based on race, creed, color, age, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by law.

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As the Multimedia Coordinator for Holstein Association USA, you will assist the Marketing Communications Manager with the day-to-day communication efforts. The Multimedia Coordinator position will provide a broad range of experiences, and no two days will look the same. There will be opportunity to hone your skills in specific areas, bring forth your ideas, and assist with new communication projects. This position can be performed from any of our three office locations in Brattleboro, Vermont, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, or Visalia, California and may have the opportunity for occasional travel.

Job Purpose:
The purpose of this role is to develop and implement or assist with development and implementation of communications and advertising content for a variety of media platforms which will reach members, consumers, and the broader agricultural community. This person will research, write, proofread and edit content, and plan and execute or assist with planning and executing public communications.

Major Responsibilities:
• Support Association communications
• Develop and maintain marketing materials, media lists, and press kits
• Create social media content
• Assist with event planning
• Develop and distribute reports

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, or a similar field

Competencies:
• Outstanding communication skills (listening, written, oral)
• Demonstrated experience in copywriting and editing
• Well versed in creating content for and managing social media channels
• Very strong attention to detail and consistency
• Strong Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Strong time management and organization skills
• Strong ability to juggle multiple priorities
• Experience with Dreamweaver, InCopy, and Premiere Pro is a plus
• Experience with branding and logo design is a plus
• Experience creating, editing, and managing a website is a plus
• Experience with dairy and/or the agricultural industry, is a plus
• Familiarity with the Adobe Suite in programs such as InDesign and Illustrator
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team
• Willingness to learn
• Positive and enthusiastic attitude

Holstein Association USA, located in Brattleboro, Vermont, is the world’s largest dairy breed organization with more than 22,000 members. The Association identifies more than 700,000 animals each year and provides America’s dairy producers with the information, a wide variety of products and services, and professional development opportunities they need to make profitable business decisions. As a valued Holstein Association USA team member, you will receive a competitive salary, an excellent benefit package, and an exciting working environment. If you meet these qualifications, please forward your resume and references to:

Human Resources
Holstein Association USA, Inc.
1 Holstein Place, PO Box 808                              Click Here to submit your resume online.
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0808

employment@holstein.com


Please note this job ad is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The Holstein Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, complies with all federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination, actual or perceived, based on race, creed, color, age, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by law.

 

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Regional Sales Representative

Holstein Association USA, Inc., the world’s largest dairy cattle breed organization, is a dynamic, innovative, growing organization located in Brattleboro, Vermont. We are currently seeking talented Regional Sales Representatives for various U.S. territories.

Job Purpose:
To promote and sell Holstein Association USA products and services to current and prospective customers to drive the achievement of annual sales and revenue goals.

Major Responsibilities:
1. Present, promote, and sell all Holstein Association products/services to achieve and exceed territory sales goals.
2. Develop and implement strategies and territory action plans to meet established sales goals.
3. Maintain and continue building solid working relationships with existing clients to ensure world-class service and to identify new sales opportunities.
4. Generate leads and quickly build a good rapport with potential new customers.
5. Enhance the knowledge level about Holstein Association services within the industry by attending/participating in sales, shows, member meetings, seminars, trade shows, and conferences where enthusiastic and professional education and promotion can be accomplished.
6. Develops a network of industry contacts within assigned territory in order to remain up to date on industry developments and obtain new business prospects.
7. Provide feedback to managers and other staff on ways to increase the usefulness and value of our current menu of services and offer ideas for new services.
8. Support all Holstein Association staff by giving field assistance when appropriate and maintaining a professional team attitude while professionally addressing criticism of operations and/or other staff.
9. Work to continually develop and strengthen personal marketing abilities by constantly upgrading computer skills, staying on the leading edge of Association software and prominent dairy management software, learning new selling techniques, and setting aside time to read and stay current on Holstein and industry topics.
10. Provide all business reports and expenses in a timely and complete manner.

Education and Experience:
BS in Dairy Science, Animal Science or related field, preferred
• 3 - 5 years sales experience
• 3 - 5 years experience/knowledge of dairy cattle management, genetics, and registered Holstein business

Competencies:
• Must have valid driver’s license and insurable driving record
• Excellent and demonstrated sales skills
• Excellent negotiation skills and ability to overcome objections
• Excellent self-motivation
• High level communication skills (listening, written, oral)
• Very strong organizational skills
• Strong computer skills
• Strong cattle evaluation skills
• Positive, professional, and enthusiastic attitude
• Ability to relate to all types of dairy producers
• Ability to balance persuasion and professionalism
• Ability to travel 50-75% of your work time

The Regional Sales Representative will receive a competitive salary and benefits package. If you meet or exceed these qualifications, please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources
Holstein Association USA, Inc.
1 Holstein Place, PO Box 808                              Click Here to submit your resume online.
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0808

employment@holstein.com


Please note this job ad is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The Holstein Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, complies with all federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination, actual or perceived, based on race, creed, color, age, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by law.

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Sr. Database Administrator

Holstein Association USA, Inc., the world’s largest dairy cattle breed organization, is a dynamic, innovative, growing organization in Brattleboro, Vermont. We are currently seeking a Sr. Database Administrator to join our Information Services Team. This position will be located in our Brattleboro, VT headquarters.

Job Purpose:
Sr DBA is responsible for creating, maintaining, and managing the organizations database platforms. They also provide strategic guidance for data warehouse operations, enhancements, and upgrades.

Major Responsibilities:
Facilitates the development cycle and database environment of the analysts and programmers to ensure the success of the applications by:
• Establishing, maintaining, and supporting the database testing environment
• Analyzing and resolving software and database problems
• Leading in the establishment, administration, and enforcement of database standards
and procedures
• Ensuring the quality of the data dictionaries
• Moving the completed and tested applications to the production environment
• Reviewing and recommending possible tools or methods to assist the developers.
• Designs, plans, and implements changes to the database environment
• Making recommendations for improvements to the database environment through changes in database architecture, software and/or procedures
• Developing detailed installation and implementation plans for all DBA projects.
• Providing and implementing the requisite back-up and recovery processes
• Teaming with developers and users in logical database design
• Developing physical database structure based on data and growth estimates
• Creating guidelines for tuning the design
Ensures the ability to access and utilize the Association’s databases to provide timely and accurate information to the employees and customers by:
• Establishing, maintaining, and supporting the production database environment
• Solving access and efficiency/response problems
• Analyzing and enhancing the database performance techniques and implementation
• Coordinating the off-hour technical support for the systems & programming and computer
operations staff
• Coordinating and projecting needs for the hardware and software required for database access and implementing database-related changes
• Establishing test-to-production migration procedures to ensure the integrity and quality
of applications.


Education and Experience:
• BS in related field, or equivalent in work experience
• 8+ years of related experience
Competencies:
• Excellent working knowledge of Informix database systems
• Excellent working knowledge of Postgres database systems
• Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, listening, etc.)
• Excellent time management skills and ability to juggle multiple priorities
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Experience on Linux platforms.
• Resourceful and skilled in analyzing and solving problems
• Ability to contribute to a high-performing, motivated workgroup by applying interpersonal and collaboration skills to achieve project goals and realize value
• Ability to contribute to the creation of an environment that facilitates high performance and motivates individuals to work collaboratively as a team
• Understanding of systems and technical architectures
• Working knowledge of front-end technologies such as HTML, XHTML, XML, XSLT, CSS,
JavaScript a plus
• Working knowledge of MVC architecture and Struts, Spring MVC and JSF Frameworks a plus
• Ability to juggle multiple priorities
• Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
• Ability to listen patiently and learn from others
• Ability to enthusiastically embrace new challenges
• Ability to be self-motivated with a strong work ethic
• Demonstrated willingness to teach and help others
• Demonstrated positive attitude and demeanor
• Adaptable and flexible to changing priorities


The Sr. Database Administrator will receive a competitive salary and benefits package. If you meet or exceed these qualifications, please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources
Holstein Association USA, Inc.
1 Holstein Place, PO Box 808                              Click Here to submit your resume online.
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0808

employment@holstein.com

Please note this job ad is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The Holstein Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, complies with all federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination, actual or perceived, based on race, creed, color, age, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by law.

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FULL STACK JAVA+JAVASCRIPT DEVELOPER

Holstein Association USA, Inc., the world’s largest dairy cattle breed organization, is a dynamic, innovative, growing organization located in Brattleboro, Vermont. We are currently seeking a Java Developer to join our Information Services Team.

The Java Developer is responsible for analyzing user specifications and requirements that reflect the business needs and delivering high-quality software solutions to meet those business needs. This individual must assist in design, develop, test, maintain and modify software programs according to specifications, verifying logic, perform necessary debugging, and writing related documentation.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in a related field or equivalent work experience; and a minimum of 5+ years of related experience.

Extensive experience in Java and the Spring Boot Framework (Most Importantly RESTful web services, Spring Data (JDBC/JPA). Knowledge of the Spring MVC and Spring Cloud framework is a bonus).

Have a very strong understanding of Relational Database Systems (Informix, Postgres), document stores (Mongo, Elasticsearch) and message brokers (RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ).

Candidate will need to utilize Linux platforms (RHEL/Atomic) and containerized systems (Docker, Rancher, Kubernetes/Cattle) while developing, building, and deploying applications.

Candidate will be asked to maintain existing legacy java infrastructure while implementing new projects in modern frameworks so a working knowledge of J2EE/JEE, Struts, Tomcat, HTTPD Gentoo, Ubuntu are a real bonus.

Candidate must have the ability to contribute to a high-performing, motivated workgroup by applying excellent interpersonal and collaborations skills to achieve project goals and realize value. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and time management skills.

As a valued team member, you will receive a competitive wage and a great benefit package including medical and dental insurance, a retirement savings plan, and paid time off. All set in a pleasant, professional working atmosphere. If you meet these qualifications, please forward a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Human Resources
Holstein Association USA, Inc.
1 Holstein Place, PO Box 808                              Click Here to submit your resume online.
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0808

employment@holstein.com


Please note this job ad is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The Holstein Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, complies with all federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination, actual or perceived, based on race, creed, color, age, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, gender identity or expression or any other characteristics protected by law.

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