Job Vacancies
Job Role :
Farm Work
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Location :
Whole of the UK, United Kingdom
Company :
De Lacy Executive
Published Date :
18 Nov 2013
Cobb Europe is the leading company in the production and sale of high quality broiler breeding stock and is committed to research and development which fuels a programme of continuous improvement and commercial progress.

An excellent career opportunity has arisen for a Poultry Nutritionist to join Cobb Europe to assist with commercial poultry nutrition and to lead nutritional development projects, including trials. This role will require travel to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia and candidates must reside within this region (the role is home based) and also be willing to travel for up to 50 - 60% of the working year. This is a key role within the Cobb Europe business and will involve working with the rest of the sales and technical team.

The main focus of the role will be:-

To provide nutritional advice to colleagues and customers across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia. This advice will include all aspects of poultry nutritional requirements and feed formulation.
To ensure the ongoing advancement of poultry nutrition with Cobb Europe
To provide support and input into the improvement of the Cobb Product, utilisation and understanding. Provide input and analysis of product development.
To produce data summaries, evaluate trends.
To assist in designing trials, following up, evaluating and summarizing findings.
To present to customers at seminars on poultry nutrition and related areas. .
To represent Cobb Europe on research and other committees
To produce technical bulletins for customers and the company as required.
Requirements: -

Experience in a commercial poultry nutrition, or a poultry nutrition research-based role.
Education to at least Masters Degree level in Animal Science, Agricultural Science, Animal Nutrition or similar – PhD would be preferable.
Up to date knowledge of modern large-scale poultry production methods and systems.
Least Cost Formulation of Diets – some experience would be very helpful but is not essential.
Proactive, attention to detail, customer focused, team player
Must live in either the UK or Europe and be able to travel; ideally living within reasonable proximity of an airport.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
English is the business language for the Company – and so fluency in English is essential
A full driving licence.
Ability to travel to Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia for approximately 60% of work time.
We would like to encourage both experienced candidates, already working as commercial poultry nutritionists - and less experienced candidates – who perhaps are only just completing PhD studies - to apply. Training and support can be offered to less experienced candidates (who have already attained an animal nutrition PhD or Masters qualification) with the capability, commitment and ability to fulfil Cobb Europe’s requirements in the near future.

Remuneration: An excellent package including a substantial salary + bonus + all travel expenses + other benefits – to reflect the stature of Cobb Europe as a company and the importance of the role.

In addition this very successful company will provide ongoing career development opportunities.

Cobb Europe requests that no direct contact be made with the company - but for more information on this exciting opportunity then please contact Margaret Wilkinson of De Lacy Executive on 01684 197231 / 07875 197231. If you would like an initial confidential discussion please do not hesitate to call Margaret or email your enquiry and CV to

Contact Details

Company :
De Lacy Executive
Contact Name :
Margaret Wilkinson
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