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Business Manager, Animal Nutrition

Location: East, Southeast, United States
Date Posted: 05-23-2018
Business Manager – Animal Nutrition   

Financially strong and highly disciplined, we use our expertise to provide our customers with the highest quality and best service possible. Throughout our operations, safety, cleanliness, and facility maintenance are a top priority and, as such, all employees must be absolutely committed to following our disciplined safety policies and procedures. 

Job Summary
Company is seeking an experienced animal feed business manager to lead and support all aspects of Company’s feed business. The functions of the Business Manager include feed formulation, ingredient sourcing, strategic planning, building relationships with customers, and profitability of the feed business.

The position is an excellent opportunity for an industry manager to advance in the feed industry towards senior management. The position requires a well-rounded business leader with demonstrable success in the feed industry.   

Compensation and Benefits
Base salary is competitive for the position, based on education level and experience.

Company offers a generous benefits package including a 401(k) plan with company match, a profit sharing plan, and paid employee health insurance, life insurance and short-term disability coverage.  Company also pays a portion of group dental and vision programs costs and offers additional voluntary group programs and discounts.

Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; preferred MS or PhD degree in agricultural business, animal science, or related areas.
  • Preferred 5 years of experience in related animal feed industry.
  • Expertise in livestock management practices.
  • Strong leadership ability and experience managing personnel.
  • Proven sales experience.
  • Excellent written and communication skills: strong organizational and time management abilities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Formulate feeds for all species of livestock.
  • Manage and develop pet food value-mix and distribution.
  • Source and manage ingredient inventory.
  • Develop and implement strategies and promotion to support market growth and profitability.
  • Assist strategic planning, market forecasts, and budgeting.
  • Provide technical services to sales force.
  • Maintain regulatory requirements and support implementation of new regulations.
  • A candidate must demonstrate a highly-disciplined approach to the described management duties.
Physical Demands and Requirements
This job is not physically strenuous, but customer facilities may present different physical demands.  You will need the ability to lift, push and pull up to 20 pounds and occasionally more. This job may require the ability to ascend/descend stairs.

This job requires the ability to read and comprehend written and oral operational and safety instructions and related rules, policies and memos, and to communicate clearly with personnel at all levels and customers.

It is important to have vision that permits close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.  The ability to identify and distinguish colors is also important.

Working Environment
This job is primarily indoors but may include some outdoor work in all types of weather and temperature environments.

All employees shall be subject to drug testing and background checks. 

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