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Date Added: Thu 16/05/2024

Animal Nutritionist / Feed Formulator

Morton, Shropshire, SY10, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Position: Animal Nutritionist / Feed Formulator

Location: Morton, Oswestry, Shropshire

Salary: Negotiable Depending on Experience

Employment Type: Permanent

Our client is a family-owned enterprise with feed mills spread across the UK, catering to the Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Pig, and Poultry Markets by supplying animal feed. Renowned as a leader in farm animal nutrition, our client collaborates closely with key customers to provide highly esteemed nutritional feed solutions, adhering to the highest standards of quality in product manufacturing. In addition to serving independent farmers, they engage in partnerships with contract producers involved in rearing, laying, and the broiler sector. Our client has cultivated a strong professional and technical reputation within the feed industry by prioritising customer feedback and consistently delivering tangible on-farm outcomes.

The commercial department is a vibrant, forward-thinking team providing plenty of opportunity to steer your career within the business.


* Formulating diets

* Developing bespoke rations and ranges of feed, working alongside the sales team

* Feed labelling and legislation - Ensure the specification of formulations are safe, and legal and meet the marketing, commercial and margin objectives of the business.

* Raw material analysis, interpretation and quality investigation

* Assessing new products e.g. feed additives

* Reviewing feed specifications for all species

* Liaising with suppliers of premix, additives etc.

* Feed pricing

* To continually develop and enhance your understanding and knowledge of animal nutrition within the industry

Requirements / Essential

* Degree level or higher in a relevant field. E.g., animal science/animal nutrition.

* Excellent animal nutrition and production knowledge and a good understanding of performance data.

* Experience in the practical application of nutrition and competent at setting up, running and interpreting feed formulation

* Working knowledge of UK agriculture.

* Good understanding of the farm animal supply chain, with an appreciation of the factors that impact on our customers.

* Analytical capability for interpreting results and preparing reports.

* Customer-focused with good listening skills and empathy to understand where value can be added to their business.

* Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office package.

* Achieve deadlines, and demonstrate a responsive and proactive approach to challenges.

* An understanding of feed milling processes & factors that affect quality.

Requirements / Desirable

* Previous experience in the animal feed industry

* Experience with feed formulation software

* Knowledge of feed legislation and industry assurance schemes

* Willingness to motivate, enthuse and support the development of colleagues.

* Effective communication and influencing skills. Able to present Technical and Scientific data in a compelling and understandable way to colleagues & customers with a wide range of technical knowledge.


* Competitive salary

* Career development and progression

* Internal & external training

* Become an integrated part of the animal feed industry

For more information please get in touch with Travis Townsend at Imperial Recruitment Group
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