Animal Nutritionist (formulation)

  • Botlek Rotterdam
  • WO
  • Salary indication €3000-4000
  • 40 Hours per week
  • Fulltime
  • #1AV0023260

About the job

Is it your passion to compose recipes in the animal nutrition sector? Do you speak Dutch as a second or third language and have you completed your Animal Sciences? Are you interested in balancing quality and costs? Then read on because we might just have very interesting position for you available at one of the largets players in the International animal feed market.

You will become part of a team of four nutrionists, Together you provide the customers with the desired recipes. Besides this you will work on the process of matching nutrient requirements of different husbandry animal classes with the nutrient contents of the available ingredients in an economic matter.

During the training period you wil focus on swine nutrition, but there is ofcourse room to explore. After some time you can broadening your horizon in for example poultry and cattle. In this position you will play a coordinating role between different parties to build bridges and share your knowledge on Animal Nutrition with internal and external stageholders.

From the customer service outcomes you get data about the degree of satisfaction of customers which you will need to analyse and implement. After all, that's what a commercial organization is all about.

Numbers, numbers and more numbers. You interpret and analyze these numbers and convert them to an understandible summary of what needs to be done. Preparing the right recipes requires precision therefor it would be best if you know how to use a linear programming system such as Bestmix.

Test new recipes? You use the inhouse sample laboratory and production facility/tools for this. You work at the office, in the heart of Rotterdam. Here you will have a lot of contact with your direct colleagues and colleagues from other departments. Communication is key? Meaning that communication lines are kept short and you will get the information you need from different directions to do your work efficiently. You will have a lot of room to work and carry out your tasks independently.

Job requirements

  • You have obtained your master's degree in Animal Sciences or a similar study.
  • Preferably you have gained some experience within the animal nutrition industry.
  • You have an excellent command of the Dutch and English language.
  • You are prepared to further develop into a real specialist in nutrition.
  • You like to invest in the relationship with your direct colleagues. The nutrition team is close and open.
  • You are available as soon as possible for this beautiful job.
  • You get used easily to new software systems or have worked with linear software before such as Bestmix.

About the company

The company is based in Rotterdam and is proud to call itself the market leader in the International animal nutrition industry. The company attaches great importance to responsible business practices and sustainability. That is why they strive to produce animal feed in the best sustainable way they can achieve.

When you recognize yourself in the requested profile and contact has been made with our recruiter, we can tell you more about the identity of this organization.
It is important to know that you really need to live in the region of Rotterdam or are able to move to that region short-term. So if you live in The Hague, Leiden, Delft, Tiel or Utrecht, this work location is easily accessible by car or public transportation.

What we offer

So what can we do for you?

  • You will receive a gross monthly salary, depending on your experience, between € 3000 and € 4000 based on a fulltime work week.
  • We mediate this vacancy on the basis of recruitment & selection. You immediately get a contract with the company itself.
  • Initially, our client offers you a temporary contract for 1 year. The intention is to convert this into an indefinite contract.

Are there any development opportunities?

  • Do you really want to become a specialist into the matter? Then you are at the right place at this club! You get all the space for this.
  • Do you want to develop in sales and provide customers with solid advice? Gladly!
  • Do you have an ambition to work abroad if necessary? There are also opportunities there.

What will be the procedure?
The first step is a meet & greet with one of our recruiters, this will be via skype, teams or telephone.

Does this match? Great! we will introduce you and a conversation with the recruiter of our client follows. You have the second conversation with your direct supervisors. Someone from HR joins the last conversation.

We would like to invite you to apply and we will contact you within 48 hours.

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Bronland   12   P Geb Plus Ultra
6708 WH, Wageningen

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You are more than welcome at our office in Venlo, where our recruiters can talk to you in either Dutch, English, German and/or Polish.
If you work via Start People it is possible to, I some cases,  use one of our collective health insurance policies. However, if you want to stay in The Netherlands for a longer period of time, we advise you to arrange health insurance yourself.  
Some companies we work with only offer day shifts, but the most companies offer several shifts (morning-, day and night shifts). It is often not possible to work structurally in one specific shift.
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