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.
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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