Aldford, Chester
Competitive salary
08 Sep 2020
25 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time


  • Reporting to: Genetics Manager
  • Primary Location: Chowley Oak Business Park, Chester
  • Department: Genetics
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday
  • Type: Permanent
  • Benefits: Competitive Salary, Annual leave entitlement starting at 21 days, up to 25 days following 2 years service plus bank holidays, Pension, Life Assurance (4 times basic salary)
  • Closing date: 25.09.2020


Main Purpose of Role:

To coordinate and support the Beef on Dairy testing programme and promote Beef on Dairy sires in order to add and demonstrate value to our customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To develop, maintain and improve the contact and co-ordination of the Cogent Beef Visions/ Beef on Dairy phenotypic herds.
  • To manage and lead on a variety of new and ongoing Beef on Dairy projects.
  • To work closely with the Beef Programme Manager and the technical development team on a variety of Beef related projects.
  • To work alongside key external stakeholders to co-ordinate and promote the Cogent Beef on dairy programme.
  • To develop and maintain current knowledge on the industry and market trends for Beef on dairy requirements.
  • To provide technical breeding information for literature, websites and monthly product communications.
  • To work closely with the Sales and Marketing teams to create strategies to promote Beef on dairy genetics.
  • To be responsible for the growth of Beef on Dairy sales in both the UK and International markets, through a close relationship with the relevant Sales teams.
  • To evaluate the performance of Beef on dairy sires on farms for promotional purposes.
  • To help prepare bulls & progeny for photographs.
  • To comply with Company policy and best practise in security, legal and regulatory compliance.
  • To ensure that all H&S responsibilities are fulfilled and that the team’s (including the role holder), visitors and contractors safety and welfare is maintained.
  • To complete any other duties as required from time to time.

Essential Skills and Attributes:

  • Experience of Cattle breeding and Cattle pedigrees.
  • Knowledge of the Beef and dairy Industry.
  • Ability to prepare beef cattle for photographs.
  • Current Driving Licence.
  • Experienced in using Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Driven by organisation, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ambitious with eagerness to develop.
  • Leads themselves by taking responsibility, being positive and tackling challenges with enthusiasm.
  • Works well with others by building positive relationships, working with integrity, being direct and straightforward whilst respecting and considering others.
  • Works well in teams by building team spirit, delivering team goals and being flexible.
  • Manages Knowledge by researching new idea ideas and capturing new learning.
  • Shares Knowledge by communicating with focus, simplicity and clarity and is able to differentiate fact from opinion.
  • Adapts to Change by being able to deal with uncertainty and accepting new ideas.
  • Plans and Organises well, by prioritising their activities and managing their time.
  • Applies their Expertise and Skills by keeping up to date with their specialist knowledge and demonstrating business and financial awareness.
  • Delivers Results to a high standard whilst meeting financial targets and deadlines.


Key Performance Indicators:

  • Delivering results.
  • Meeting of goals and deadlines.
  • Accuracy of information delivered.


Enhanced Benefits:

  • Annual leave entitlement starting at 21 days, up to 25 days following 2 years service, plus bank holidays
  • Employee Discounts, Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Matching Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Long Service Awards at 5, 10, 15, 20 and 30 years


Additional Information:

  • Must be prepared to work extra hours if required to meet deadlines.
  • Will be expected to travel extensively throughout the UK.
  • Will be expected to travel Internationally occasionally.


Please submit your CV and covering letter to Kerry Hogg

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