Poultry Technical Director
Position Summary:Provimi?s US poultry team creates value by providing innovative nutritional solutions and leveraging Cargill Animal Nutrition?s capabilities in poultry nutrition.? Provimi is built on a foundation of research-based nutrition products and services and cutting-edge innovation.? Our proactive approach to consulting onsite with poultry operations on the latest production techniques, industry trends and nutrition needs allows us to develop poultry nutrition programs that embody quality and trust from start to finish. Being a part of Cargill Incorporated provides our customers with access to global resources in research, ingredient sourcing, and quality systems.The Poultry Technical Director will provide leadership to the Poultry Technical Team.? This includes working closely with the team?s nutritionists, marketing personnel, sales force, support and staff to deliver best-in-class nutritional solutions and services to our customers.Principal Accountabilities:?Technology Deployment ? 40% Ensure the technical team is capable and has the necessary resources to roll out and deploy our nutritional technology (products, concepts or services) to our customers and prospects.? The technical team would include nutritionists, production specialists, and nutrition assistants, all supported by our sales teams, and the marketing team.??
Organize and provide training & best practice sharing within the business to make sure all relevant team members have the necessary knowledge to successfully position our poultry portfolio.
Responsible for performance of our nutritional solutions offering and ensuring that we maintain a leading competitive position in the poultry nutrition business.
Stay in tune with the pulse of our customers by visiting key accounts to help implement technology, and to solicit feedback from the field.
Alignment of technical resources as needed to ensure adequate organizational connections with key customers, genetic companies, veterinarians, academia, suppliers, and other key stakeholders in the region.?Talent leadership and development – 40% Lead a high performing team of Poultry Nutritionists, Nutrition Assistants, and support staff who consult with and support some of the largest poultry operations in the world.??
Ensure proper staffing of the poultry technical team to meet customer needs
Ensure proper and regular training of existing personnel as well as finding and growing new talent
Setup proper development plans for each team member to ensure continuous building of a high performance team?Strategic implementation ? 20% Connection and participation with the Strategic Marketing & Technology (SMT) team to provide the voice-of-the-customer into the strategic planning and technology development processes.
Communicate and champion SMT-developed initiatives back into the poultry technical team to ensure organizational alignment and support.
Organize and lead the technical team effectively to ensure realization of strategic goals
Interact with Cargill Animal Nutrition?s global Poultry Technical Team on industry trends, opportunities, and future development needs to ensure Cargill maintains its leading position in the poultry nutrition industry.?Skills:
Required Qualifications: Master?s Degree in Animal Nutrition?
5+ years of experience in the poultry industry
1+ year of personnel management
Deep understanding of poultry production and feed manufacturing practicesPreferred Qualifications:Ph.D. in Poultry Nutrition
3 + years of direct leadership of teams
10+ years of experience in the poultry/animal nutrition industry
Direct experience in providing nutritional consulting and support to poultry producers