Trouw Nutrition, a Nutreco company, has the mission is to feed the future. In a world with limited natural resources, our ambition is to meet the rising food needs of a growing world population in a sustainable manner.
The Innovation organization of Trouw Nutrition plays a key role in fulfilling this mission. We drive the development and commercialization of innovative feed technologies and unique digital solutions. Our solutions are designed to sustainably optimize animal nutrition and animal health through all life stages.
The Global Nutrition & Formulation Team
Our Global Nutrition & Formulation Team is a part of the Innovation organization. We are responsible for the development and implementation of global nutritional systems, solutions and concepts. We also provide the nutritional foundation via our own central database to enable our operating companies to do formulation locally. Our database is industry-leading. Furthermore, we identify areas for improvement, hereunder the need for more research into the stability of the ingredients, and we train local teams with the operating companies on nutrition and formulation.
We work closely with other teams such as R&D, NutriOpt, Feed Additives, Species Councils, Operations, Quality and Procurement to evaluate, investigate and benchmark the feed ingredients. Our passion is the development and application of nutritional concepts that can help to improve the prediction of animal performance by assuring nutritional requirements and quality in a sustainable production system.
If you share this passionate, you might want to join us in a newly created position as Global Applied Nutritionist Ruminants. This position offers a unique opportunity to be a part of a global nutrition and formulation team and work with an industry-leading database!
Your Role and Responsibilities
As Global Applied Nutritionist Ruminants, you report directly to the Global Manager Nutrition & Formulation, and you work at the forefront of ruminant nutritional concepts and innovations. You contribute to the development and commercialization of innovative nutritional concepts, models and solutions in ruminants.
You also initiate and steer the transfer process of nutrition technology and knowledge to the operating companies. Overall, your responsibilities fall into three focus areas:
Nutritional evaluation and the central database for ruminants:
Review, audit and update the database on ingredients as the lead of the central nutritional database on ruminants.
Support the operating companies on a daily basis on formulation and nutrition queries.
Develop database models and concepts for ruminants applications.
Work closely with teams of ruminant modelling, and colleagues in other departments on various value creation (products, service, process and knowledge) and application platforms.
Collaboration on Innovation projects:
Identify research needs, interact and work with ruminant teams on new innovation projects. As part of a project team, you are in the lead of evaluating if the innovations can be applied and implemented as a nutritional concept in practice.
Close work with R&D on for example investigating the stability of the ingredients in premixes, compound feeds and feed additives, and what is the best combination of the raw materials.
Nutritional recommendation for ruminants:
Identify areas for improvements in current nutritional recommendations.
Develop ideas for future nutritional recommendations based on sustainability and profitability drivers. You also consider where additional or new knowledge on ruminant nutrition is needed.
Attend seminars, workshops and trainings (internal and external) to stay relevant on global ruminants updates in nutrition.
This is a full-time position with our headquarters in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. You will travel internationally up to 20% of working time.
PhD degree (eventually a Master degree) in animal science or animal nutrition with good understanding of nutrition and animal physiology.
5 years of experience in the animal feed industry or from an applied animal science research institute.
Knowledge of practical/applied animal nutrition: feed evaluation, feed formulation, feed production, feeding systems, impact of feed on animal performance, animal models. Working experience with leading feed formulation softwares is an added advantage.
In-depth understanding of the ruminant production system with sound technical and nutritional knowledge.
Understanding of the feed business and the needs of feed compounders as well as farmers in order to translate their needs into nutritional solutions and concepts.
Proven ability to work with multi-cultural sensitivity in cross-functional and cross-geographical teams. Experience from a multinational company is an advantage.
Good conceptual skills and systematic thinking. Good planning and organizing skills.
A team-player that collaborates with colleagues in various functions at the HQ and in the markets. Self-driven, results-orientated, and able to work independently with a sense of urgency to get things done.
Good listening and communication skills to understand stakeholder needs, as well as influencing skills to achieve commercial objectives.
Fluent in English (writing and speaking) is mandatory.
Can undertake international travel up to 20% of working time.
Why work with us
Nutreco employs 12,000 people in 32 countries, and is a global leader in animal nutrition and aqua feed. Our advanced feed solutions are at the origin of food for millions of consumers worldwide.
Our mission, Feeding the Future, captures a big challenge: feeding 9 billion people in 2050. We need to make a significant contribution to meet the rapid increase in food demand worldwide, whilst finding the right balance between realizing growth and making responsible choices for people and planet. Balancing these priorities makes our work challenging, varied and rewarding.
Innovation is our core value that is deeply rooted in the business. We are determined to be the best at doing what matters most. This is why we develop the capabilities of our people and our organization. Our collaborative approach enables us to combine skills and resources to drive innovation and growth.
We are a caring company that delivers on its commitments to stakeholders through a balanced approach to people, planet and profit. We encourage an open culture with accessible managers, an international and flexible work environment with clear communication. We offer a competitive salary package and a healthy work-life balance.
How to apply
Please apply until June 3, 2019, using the Apply function taking you to our career site. We will review your application after the closing date at the latest.
Do you need more information? We would love to hear from you, and you are welcome to reach out to Eva Demandt (email@example.com), Global Recruitment to explore Trouw Nutrition as your potential next employer.
Please do not use this email for sending your application, but apply via our career site.