Animal Nutritionist Specialist

Animal Nutritionist Specialist

Job Type: Ruminant Technical Sales Representative – UK and Ireland

Salary: £45,000 – £60,000pa DOE Plus excellent company benefits!

Hours: 37.5 hours pw.

Home based with travel approx. 50% of your time.

Location: UK

Job ref: 9514

Here at Vetfinders we are helping our clients, a multi-national leading supplier of minerals and chemicals around the world, find their next hire. My clients also supply the UK market with an extensive range of industrial raw materials and chemicals. The company has a number of locations in the UK with over 200 employees and supplies over 1000 individual products lines. A ‘one-stop shop’ for industrial raw materials.

The role my clients are recruiting for is an exciting brand-new position. The successful applicant will become the organisations Ruminant Technical Sales Representative for the UK and Ireland.

The role is working as part of the Environmental Solutions team. You will be responsible for technical sales to animal nutrition customers in the UK and Ireland. This role will be responsible for leading the launch (marketing, trials, presenting, educating and sales) of the new product, an advanced formulation compound feed for ruminants and horses.

Ruminant technical knowledge and an associated qualification is a must as is sales experience in this key sector. Must be a self-starter, highly organised and able to talk to scientists, agronomists, nutritionists and farmers alike.

You will also help support the launch activities in some European countries and therefore some travel will be essential.


37.5hr week

Monday to Friday

Home based with travel approx. 50% of your time.

Excellent work/life balance

The role includes:

  • Responsibility for the technical sales to animal nutrition and animal care customers in the UK and Ireland.
  • Developing and managing sales of the product and distribution products reporting to the Head of Sales Environmental Solutions UK & Ireland.
  • Providing market feedback concerning product requirements and competition.
  • Identify customer needs, opportunities for both customer and the organisation.
  • Provide technical support and assist the West Europe Sales team grow Animal Nutrition and Animal Care product portfolio.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree in Agricultural related subject is desirable.
  • Diploma in Animal Nutrition is desirable.
  • An excellent understanding of Ruminant Nutrition is essential.
  • An understanding of Equine Nutrition is desirable.
  • Proven experience in the Ruminant Sector is essential.

Knowledge & Skills


  • Must have extensive market and technical knowledge gained in animal nutrition, animal care sectors.
  • Must have knowledge of animal feed formulation.
  • Must be able to quickly develop a relevant network.
  • Must have a knowledge of sales processes.
  • Must have a strong personal presence and be a good communicator, with the ability to tailor the communication to suit the audience – whether a Senior Scientist, Agronomist, Farmer etc.
  • Must have strong IT-skills.
  • Must have the ability to manage a varied workload and prioritize appropriately.
  • Must be able to deliver to deadlines under pressure, or time restraints.
  • Must have a good general agriculture background.  




  • FACTS or BASIS certification is desirable – but not essential.


This role offers a competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including:

25 days holiday

Stakeholder pension where the employer minimum contribution is 8%

Life Assurance

Company Sick Pay


Regular Salary Reviews

Company car and home office set up


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