Ruminant Business Director

Contract types Permanent
Company Trouw Nutrition GB
Country United Kingdom
Location Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Closing date 27.03.2020

Nutreco is a global leader in Animal Nutrition and Aquaculture, employing more than 11,000 people in 35 countries. With a proven track record of success, Trouw Nutrition GB, is a Nutreco company in the UK, manufacturing a wide range of animal nutrition, animal health and feed safety products with a turnover of c£100million.


Ruminant Business Director

We have an exciting opportunity to lead the Ruminant Technical, Sales & Marketing team and drive the business forward at a time of significant investment and interesting new product/service developments from our parent company Nutreco. In this role you will be responsible for formulating and delivering the strategy together with playing a key part of the overall business strategy as a member of the senior Management Team.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Developing and implementing the total Ruminant & Feed Safety business strategy.
  • Developing an efficient sales organization to deliver against the strategy.
  • Representing Trouw Nutrition as the technical thought leader in Ruminant Nutrition, ensuring nutritional and technical support for customers.
  • Ensuring the monitoring of trends in business, market and customer requirements and the translation into innovations to optimise the product portfolio.
  • Formulation of the budget within the team together with ongoing monitoring and reporting to ensure the Company delivers its budget and meets KPI objectives.
  • Management and development of the team.


To be successful in the role you should be able to demonstrate the following: 


  • Degree in relevant Animal Nutrition/Science subject.
  • Relevant experience gained in Senior Technical or Sales position, preferably within a Feed related business.
  • Strong managerial and performance management skills.
  • Drive for excellence and continuous improvement.
  • Strategic thinker – able to develop strategy and implement plans to achieve.
  • Excellent commercial awareness and ability to make sound business decisions
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity.
  • Good communicator – open, clear, honest and convincing and knows how to listen.
  • Experience of developing and directing a team.
  • Able to quickly gain respect and rapport externally and internally, preferably well established reputation within industry.


Applicants with the experience as outlined above should apply in writing, stating current salary and enclosing a curriculum vitae, to: Hayley Rowlinson, HR Administrator, Trouw Nutrition GB, Blenheim House, Blenheim Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 1HA Email: