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Technical Manager Animal Nutrition

Last Updated 14/12/12 Nationwide Permanent full-time

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   Technical Manager - Animal Nutrition

The Role:

This is a great opportunity to join a leading international player in the animal health and nutrition sector, Our client has achieved significant growth across international markets.  The Technical & Innovation Manager will report to the CEO and will have overall responsibility for coordination of the technical function of the organisation, product development and will drive ateam in the broadening of the company’s range of offers to end users. This is akey position in the company’s ongoing development and growth.

 Role Responsibilities:
  • The role will Coordinate the technical activities of the company in line with the strategic plan
  • Project manage introduction of new animal nutrition products from initial development right through to product launch within time targets
  • Build and manage the innovation process from the ground up and drive innovation and ideas, and identify opportunities and risks
  • Liaise closely with all internal groups, particularly Sales and Marketing, Production and Quality
  • Keep abreast of latest market trends and identify areas where the company can establish a market edge
  • Manage a group of Scientists and Nutritionists, and develop strength in the company’s capacity to continuously stay ahead of market requirements
  • Monitor track and review results and adjust to key business successes
  • Run Innovation function in a cost-effective manner and generate appropriate support for new product support and product differentiation

Key Experience and Skills Required:
  • A PhD in Agricultural Science, Nutrition or a similar discipline
  • At least 8 years nutrition experience, with a strong track record in innovation and product development
  • A willingness to travel about 25% of the time
  • An ability to identify key opportunities, entailing detailed knowledge of the animal health sector and its customers
  • Strong project management expertise and an ability to lead develop and motivate a team of R&D personnel
  • Team management experience a benefit
  • An EU passport or work permit is required for this position

Quorum Search Partners is one of Ireland's leading industry specific search and selection organisation delivering recruitment services to our FMCG, food, healthcare and pharmaceutical clients both in Ireland and abroad. At Quorum we treat all candidates’ details with respect and full confidentiality. We will not forward your CV or any other personal details to any 3rd party without prior consent from you.

The recruiter is interested in your answers to the following question(s). Please place your answers in the email you send when applying for the job. 

Question 1:

What is your current salary?

Question 2:

Do you have nutrition experience?


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