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Head Nutritionist - Midlands - G388

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De Lacy Executive is currently recruiting for a Head Nutritionist based in the Midlands. Our client is a highly reputable, well established feed production business in the midlands enjoying a good status as an employer and supplier of quality animal feeds. This is an exciting career opportunity in a growing and prestigious team.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Management of the nutritionist team.
  • Work with sales, marketing, buying and production personnel to establish products to meet market requirements.
  • Provide sales team with nutritional and product training.
  • Produce cost effective formulations and be able to provide nutritional support across all species.
  • Liaise with other departments to advise on predicted raw material requirement and to maintain raw material costs, both current and forward.
  • Responsibility for overall quality assurance.
  • Source and purchase technical materials, premixes, medicines etc.
  • Coordinate technical documents for marketing and legislative purposes.
  • Overall responsibility for farm services including dairy costings and forage analysis.


  • Educated to at least degree level, preferably with a post graduate qualification in Animal Nutrition, Agricultural Science or similar.
  • First class technical knowledge in animal nutrition (including formulation of diets) - ruminant is essential but ideally multi-species.
  • Excellent communication skills (at all levels).
  • Able to understand client's and end-users' targets and objectives, and the specific needs of the market.
  • Striving for high customer satisfaction - internally and externally.
  • Taking ownership of work with a passion for execution and attention for detail.
  • Ability to assess the nutritional verses economic value of raw materials.
  • Computer literate.
  • Full UK driving license required.

The rewards will be commensurate with the seniority of this important position.

The Next Step: For more information or to apply for this exciting opportunity, please e-mail your CV and covering letter to gracenugent@delacyexecutive.co.uk or call 01885 485521 / 01885483440.

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