Location
Home based
Job Function
Sustainability / R&D / Innovation
Type
Permanent
Closing Date:
31 Oct 2021
The Role & Key Responsibilities

Job Title: Head of Innovation – Dairy

Location: Home based

We want to create a legacy. 

We’re AB Agri, a community of leading animal nutrition products and services businesses.  Bring your talents to AB Agri and play your part in producing affordable, high quality and responsible food for the growing global population.

The Head of Innovation - Dairy will lead and inspire the dairy business and will be accountable for the creation and delivery of the strategic, scientific vision and leadership to support business objectives.  

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Strategic, scientific vision and pipeline for the selected technologies supporting business strategy, in close partnership with Strategic Marketing.
  • Support and lead innovation projects and ensure on time and on budget delivery, yielding the expected results, deliverables and value.
  • Plan, design, and build the next gen of ruminant nutrition system for the company.
  • Develop the most valuable academic and scientific network and open research partners to ensure access to the right knowledge and experience.
 Your deliverables will include:
 
  • Solid, achievable strategic, scientific pipeline with development and implementation plan through projects and new technology launches.
  • Number and quality of projects in accordance with business strategy and scientific vision. Commercial value of projects is assessed, and it is delivered, in partnership with Strategic Marketing for projects value and deployment planning.
  • The dairy team has a 1st gen nutrition system available in 1 year, and development pipeline is well-thought-out and achievable.
  • All key proprietary products (or those under license) have a research plan that provides scientific evidence for positioning, differentiate and sell in a distinctive manner.
  • Number of scientific papers, publications and conferences defined and achieved.
  • Support to commercial publications.
What we’re looking for:
 
  • Detailed knowledge of the global dairy nutrition/health/production marketplace.
  • Credible, significant experience gained in a dairy R&D, Innovation, Technical lead role.
  • PHD or MSC in related subject.
  • Strong commercial/technical network.
  • Evidenced experience in product and service development.

Good for people, Good for business

We are a growing, innovative business and we value diversity and different ways of thinking to keep moving us forward.  AB Agri is an equal opportunity employer, assuring equal treatment to all.  We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. 

We are united by our family values that represent who we are, how we work together and how we help our customers.

  • Pioneering – Curious, spirited and bold. We lead, the right way.
  • Excellence – We seek excellence in all that we do.
  • Growth – We create ways for our people and customers to thrive.

We are part of Associated British Foods (ABF), a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group.

Making your application

Ready to apply? Great! Simply register your details and upload your CV via our careers website – it usually takes just a few minutes.  Please do not delay making your application. In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period before the date shown and without notice.

So that we can support you to perform at your best, please let us know of any adjustments that may be required throughout the recruitment process by emailing Careers@abagri.com

As part of your application we ask you to answer some equal opportunities questions that help us to monitor how inclusive our recruitment process is and identify areas we can improve in. This information is anonymised, separate from your application and is never seen by the hiring panel. You can choose not to answer these questions with no impact on your application.

AB Agri group politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We have a PSL and do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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