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Ruminant Nutritionist & Innovation Lead - Australia

De Lacy Executive
Australia (AU)
Generous Salary and Relocation Support
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

Job Details

If you've a proven background as a Ruminant Nutritionist and you're looking for a fresh challenge, pursue it with one of Australia's leading animal nutrition businesses.

This is a rare opportunity to join a forward-thinking company with a robust programme of R&D in the pipeline. In your role as Senior Ruminant Nutritionist & Innovation Lead, you will utilise your technical expertise and commercial acumen to help drive the company towards its aim of realising a sustainable future in food production.

Alongside your strong, technical ruminant nutrition background, you will also have excellent project management experience and the ability to lead and support your colleagues.

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


Develop and lead innovation projects with a primary focus on dairy, but also including beef, sheep and grazing cattle.

Manage projects and relationships with external R&D partners.

Project management including leading initiatives involving cross-functional teams.

Provide technical support to commercial teams.

Design nutritional programs and formulate ruminant diets (TMR, pasture based and feedlots).

Maximising profitability through providing cost-efficient solutions.

Assist Procurement Team.

Quality control and assurance.

A mostly office-based role with some travel to manufacturing sites and customers across Victoria, Queensland, NSW and South Australia.

 What you will possess:

Ability to project manage across multi-functional teams

An MSc in Animal Nutrition or similar

Experience of practical nutrition and feed formulation (+ competence with feed formulation software)

A background in developing innovative solutions within the ruminant nutrition industry

Experience delivering R&D or trials

Commercial experience (supporting sales)

 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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