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G322 - Dairy Nutritionist

De Lacy Executive is seeking a Dairy Nutritionist with a strong scientific background, based in the midlands, to manage a portfolio of research projects which will ultimately benefit the UK dairy farming industry. The environment is challenging, working with talented colleagues who thrive in a demanding environment in which they are motivated to maximise their own potential.

Key Responsibilities:

Management of a range of contracts with third parties to ensure research requirements are met.

Work with colleagues to translate research results into key messages for farmers and colleagues.

Participate in farmer facing events.

Contribute to the production of technical and promotional literature.

Maintain and update scientific and technical knowledge, and maintain personal profile in field of expertise.

Identify priorities for research and development projects.

Evaluate the effectiveness of the research in completed projects and provide advice on subsequent actions.

Understand and proactively influence relevant parties, including industry representative bodies, government, research funders, national and international research organisations.

Budgetary management.

Key Applicant Attributes:

Degree in agriculture, animal science or related discipline.

Ideally, a post graduate qualification to PhD level.

Background knowledge of UK agriculture, ideally of the livestock and/or dairy industry.

Specialist knowledge in applied dairy nutrition, would be an advantage.

Appreciation of the role, and management, of RD in relation to sustainable livestock production.

Keen interest in the translation of science into farm practice.

Good communication and report writing.

Ability to prioritise, and to meet agreed deadlines.

Flexible, team player, with good interpersonal skills.

Sound project management skills.

Remuneration: a competitive salary is offered and contributory pension scheme.

The Next Step?

For a confidential discussion and more information please call Grace Nugent on: Office 01885 483440, DDI 01885 485521, Mobile 07436808024 or e-mail your CV and covering letter (preferably in Word please) to

See us at UK Dairy Day on 14th September.

Be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence.

De Lacy Executive is an Approved member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which promotes high standards in recruitment practice and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office, complying with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

This job has now been closed.


  • Added: 9th September 2016
  • Ref: G322
  • Type: Nutritionist (Commercial nutrition experience necessary or PhD), Trainee Nutritionist (Must possess HND/Degree)
  • Salary: a competitive salary is offered and contributory pension scheme.
  • Location: UK. Willing to relocate to most UK locations, WEST MIDLANDS, MIDLANDS,