Ruminant Nutritionist & Innovation Lead - Australia

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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

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