Technical Support Manager (Glanbia Agribusiness)

Our client Glanbia Ireland is a world-class, ambitious, integrated agri-food and nutrition business, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients,

leading consumer and agri brands with the proven talent to succeed in the global market.

Reporting to the Head of Technical Development the primary functions of the Technical Support Manager role is the provision of technical advisory and thought leadership in relation to ruminant, pig, equine and pet feed.

He or She will be responsible for specifying the technical guidelines for each feed product and for the development of new feed products. They will also collaborate with the central R&D team on end-to-end product innovation across the GI supply chain

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop new product prototypes and innovations in collaboration with third parties, with input from the Commercial and Quality & Compliance teams, which will deliver greater value for GI and our farmers
  • Develop new products and services in the area of ruminant, equine & pet nutrition
  • Perform pilot testing and research with customers to refine product prototypes
  • To manage and provide leadership to the GI feed technical support advisory team which will report to the feed technical support manager
  • Collaborate with central R&D teams on end to end product innovation and support in establishing links between individual feed formulations and expected milk composition
  • Develop seasonal feed formulation guidelines for each feed product
  • Respond to Customer Relationship Manager or Branch staff requests for technical support in relation to specific farmer queries
  • Provision of a farm-level feed formulation service and specialised nutrient plans for GI customers
  • Provide training on feed products and animal nutrition to Customer Relationship Managers and Retail staff network
  • Develop informative articles and online content on best practice in animal nutrition
  • Design and deliver animal nutrition presentations to GI staff and customers
  • Key Requirements:
  • Strong on-going knowledge of technical development within the agribusiness industry
  • Experience of R&D, project management and delivery
  • Good communication skills in delivering technical presentations to various audiences
  • Ability to motivate others and build effective teams
  • Organisational agility with a focus on innovation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Strategic agility and a drive to achieve results
  • Ability to work alone and as a team member in a competitive working environment

An attractive salary, career prospects and working conditions are on offer to suitable applicants.

If your CV meets these criteria and you wish to advance your career

with an innovative and progressive Agribusiness

please forward all relevant details in confidence to Liam de Paor ASAP.

The de Paor Consultancy, Loreto Road, Carrickane, Cavan, Ireland

Tel +353 49 4361158 / +353 86 2557643

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