Ruminant Nutritionist - Australia

As an ambitious ruminant nutritionist with a passion for sustainability, you value progress and innovation across the animal nutrition sector. This is a chance to work for a market leader with a fundamental commitment to R&D at the core of their business.

As a Ruminant Nutritionist, you will work for one of the leading animal nutrition and feed manufacturing businesses in Australia.

With a wealth of innovation projects in the pipeline, you'll be immersed in the delivery of these projects as well as in the commercial and technical functions of the company.

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


  • Play a central role in innovation projects with a primary focus on dairy, but also including beef, sheep and grazing cattle.
  • Contribute towards projects and with external R&D partners.
  • Deliver initiatives involving cross-functional teams.
  • Provide technical support to commercial teams.
  • Design nutritional programs and formulate ruminant diets (TMR, pasture based and feedlots).
  • Commercial astuteness.
  • Assist Procurement Team.
  • A mostly office-based role with some travel to manufacturing sites and customers across Victoria, Queensland, NSW and South Australia.

What you will possess:

  • An MSc in Animal Nutrition or similar
  • Experience of practical nutrition and feed formulation (+ competence with feed formulation software)
  • 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

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