Salary : $100K 145K Eligible for bonuses and / or salary increases in accordance with company policy.
Benefits : Health, Dental, Travel, STD / LTD
Hours of work : 37.5 hours per week
JOB PROFILE : The Director Poultry Technology Application will lead poultry training and technology application for Trouw Nutrition Canada (TNCA) nationally.
The incumbent will interact with and support regional technical and business leaders, Technical Committee and Poultry Council to deliver our value proposition in both quantitative and functional nutrition.
The Director of Poultry Technology Application will also liaise with counterparts in global R&D, Global Marketing and TNCA Quality Control and NIR and contribute to the innovation process
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES :
Understand the Canadian poultry sector and value chain and built relationships with key stakeholders;
Work with regional commercial and technical leaders to build and execute technology application plans;
Lead the technical development of our NutriOpt value proposition by translating quantitative nutrition research findings into feeding programs and services for our customers;
Liase with the R&D Manager, QC / NIR Manager and NutriOpt team to define technologies that will bring unique value to the poultry sector;
Work closely with the Monogastric Product Manager and Feed Additive sales Manager to build and deliver feed additive programs to support superior on-
farm performance and reduce reliance on antibiotics;
Work with regional nutritionists and R&D to define and implement best practices in each poultry species;
Manage on-farm performance benchmarking to ensure that Compivol and related tools are used to objectively measure the benefits of our technology nationally;
Supervise the Poultry Technology Application Manager responsible for the Poultry Nutrition Advisor (PNA) programs, e-learning and on-farm benchmarking;
Participate in the Poultry Technical Committee and Poultry Council;
Participate in the Trouw Nutrition Global Poultry Academy;
Provide support to the Stage Gate innovation process;
Provide second line technical support to our national dealer network as part of the NutriOpt program;
Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities and operations;
Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures;
Assign, co-ordinate and review the technical work of the department or project teams;
Recruit personnel and oversee development and maintenance of staff competence in required areas;
May participate directly in the design, development and inspection of technical projects;
May consult and negotiate with clients to prepare specifications, explain proposals or present research reports and findings.
PREFERRED HIRING CRITERIA :
A PhD degree in the area of poultry, animal, or related life sciences;
Excellent understanding of practical poultry nutrition, production, microbiology and the overall value chain;
Strong commercial acumen;
Significant knowledge of procurement, feed formulation and feed manufacturing;
Ability to work with people in team environments, often serving as team leader without having direct managerial control;
Ability to speak French is an asset, but not mandatory;
Minimum of five (5) Progressive years of relevant experience in the farming or Poultry business.