Ruminant Nutritionist

Contract types Full-time
Location St. Marys
Close date 31.10.2019

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Function within the Ruminant Sales Team to ensure the optimum performance of Shur-Gain Ruminant products and feeding programs;

  • Focus on maintaining a persistent and diligent value added strategy;
  • Work closely with the other members of the Nutrition Team and with the Quality Assurance, Purchasing and production staff to ensure that products conform to specified standards;
  • Keep management informed of all pertinent issues and competitive activities as they arise by attending industry functions, industry networking and continually reviewing industry publications;
  • In conjunction with other staff members, network within the industry to ensure a complete knowledge of industry activities and trends affecting the dairy industry;
  • Along with the other members of the Nutrition Team, work with the available technology to optimize formulations for all plants, and communicate effectively with the feed mills and mill managers;
  • Work in a disciplined fashion and manage timelines with multiple priorities;
  • Apply all internal software (computer models and Brill Software) and be able to train others in their use;
  • Support sales efforts with formulation, support on farm calls and customer support as required;
  • Support the Formulation/HACCP/QC teams in areas such as tags, regulatory issues/registrations and Quality Control/Assurance programs.

PREFERRED HIRING CRITERIA:

  • A minimum of MSc in Ruminant Nutrition and applicable practical experience;
  • Canadian Dairy Industry knowledge including livestock production and management and a thorough understanding of the local industry required;
  • Proven ability to prioritize responsibilities, motivate and supervise others;
  • Strong QA/QC knowledge including CFIA requirements and HACCP management;
  • Analytical skills with attention to detail and excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to critically evaluate scientific literature;

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