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Ruminant Nutritionist

Date: Nov 2, 2020

Location: Purcellsinch, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia



Ruminant Nutritionist



Glanbia Ireland is an ambitious, integrated agri-food and nutrition business, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands.

Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, mymilkman.ie, Glanbiaconnect.com, countrylife.ie and GAIN Animal Nutrition. 

It processes a milk pool of almost three billion litres from 21 counties and exports high quality dairy and agri ingredients as well as products to over 100 countries. It is the largest buyer and user of Irish grain.


The primary functions of this role will be to:

Reporting to the Head of Technical Development, the primary functions of the Ruminant Nutritionist role are the provision of technical advisory and thought leadership in relation to ruminant feeds. They will support the specification the technical guidelines for feed products and for the development of new feed products.


Key Responsibilities

  • Co-ordinate the feed technical message from GI including the development of informative articles and on-line content on best practice in animal nutrition
  • Design and deliver animal nutrition presentations to GI staff and customers
  • Develop new products and services in the area of ruminant nutrition including pilot testing and research with customers to refine product prototypes
  • Assist in the development of seasonal feed formulation guidelines for feed products
  • Develop new product prototypes and innovations in collaboration with third parties, with input from the Commercial and Quality teams, which will deliver value for GI and our farmers
  • Provision of a farm-level feed formulation service and specialised nutrient plans for GI customers


Key Requirements:

  • Strong on-going knowledge of ruminant nutrition within the Irish dairy & beef sectors
  • Experience of R&D, project management and delivery
  • Good communication skills in delivering technical presentations to various audiences
  • Ability to motivate others and build effective teams
  • Organisational agility with a focus on innovation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving abilities
  • Strategic agility and a drive to achieve results
  • Ability to work alone and as a team member in a competitive working environment
  • A postgraduate qualification in the area of ruminant nutrition would be a distinct advantage


Glanbia Ireland is a joint venture 60% owned by Glanbia Co-op and 40% owned by Glanbia plc. With annual revenue of €1.9 billion, Glanbia Ireland has 11 processing plants, 52 agri branches and over 2,000 employees.

If you are interested in this position, please apply with an up to date resume.


Glanbia Ireland is a Values Based Organisation - www.glanbiaireland.com