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Senior Animal Nutrition Lead - Australia

De Lacy Executive
Australia (AU)
Generous salary + bonus + relocation package
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

Job Details

As a highly experienced Animal Nutritionist, you're passionate about playing a key role in ensuring sustainable food production. If you can lead an accomplished team of nutritionists and drive innovation strategy within a market leading business, we're keen to talk to you.

As Senior Animal Nutrition Lead, you will work for one of the leading animal nutrition and feed manufacturing businesses in Australia, a business that continues to grow consistently year-on-year.

You will be a proven monogastric or ruminant nutritionist with a strong technical and commercial background.

On a personal level, the role is based in Melbourne offering the opportunity to live in one of Australia's most iconic locations.

Your role:

  • Lead and mentor a multi-functional team of 25+ across animal species and business units
  • Develop and execute innovation strategy
  • Exercise sound commercial acumen (maximise profitability of innovation projects, diet formulations and nutrition programs)
  • Optimise the sustainability of the company's product portfolio, services and methods/technologies
  • Lead the culture of innovation within the Technical and Nutrition teams
  • Secure external contracts with R&D partners (individuals, industry groups, companies and/or institutions)
  • Design nutrition programs and diets
  • Implement nutrition modelling across monogastric and dairy sectors
  • Interact and coordinate projects across multi-disciplinary teams (including Quality, Procurement, Sales and Operations among others)
  • Be an ambassador for the company's mission and ethos at industry events.
  • The role is 75% office based, with 25% of time spent travelling to manufacturing sites and customers across Victoria, Queensland, NSW and South Australia.

What you will have:

  • A PhD in Animal Nutrition or similar
  • Substantial experience of practical nutrition and feed formulation (+ competence with feed formulation software) is essential
  • Experience of developing innovative solutions within the animal nutrition industry
  • A background in delivering R&D or trials
  • Commercial experience (supporting sales)
  • A background in an animal feed company or feed additive business is preferred
  • Experience of working within a poultry/swine integrator would be advantageous

What you can expect:

  • Generous salary package + bonus scheme
  • Substantial relocation support (financial and advisory)
  • Varied career development opportunities

To apply:

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Jon Handley on: Office 01885 485522 or e-mail your CV and covering letter to

De Lacy Executive will upload your CV to our database and retain some data about you in order to process your application. More information about our processing activities can be found at Please be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence and your details will not be passed to a third party without your prior permission.


De Lacy Executive is the professional Agri-Business recruitment consultancy.

Since 2000 we have been recruiting within the agriculture, horticulture, fruit, fresh produce, primary food and other rural sectors in the UK and Internationally. We arguably have the largest database of candidates and regular employer clients.

In this period we have been privileged to help countless companies and jobseekers to achieve their employment goals.

We engage at all levels from trainee through to senior executive and in disciplines from production to technical and commercial.

Our team of nine is friendly, knowledgeable and experienced. We welcome your enquiries and offer our very best advice and service whatever the employment situation.

Most of us are agriculturalists by upbringing and education and have experience of working in the sector we serve before entering the recruitment industry.  We are well trained in recruitment practice and De Lacy Executive is the only Agricultural Recruitment business to be Approved by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation which promotes high standards within the recruitment industry.

We maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and are registered and conform to the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

 “Integrity, Knowledge and Confidentiality”.

We look forward to hearing from you.

De Lacy Executive Ltd. Suite 7, Malvern Gate, Bromwich Road, Worcester WR2 4BN

Tel: 01885 483440. E mail:

Company info
01885 483440
Suite 7
Malvern Gate
Bromwich Road

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