Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Position Purpose: The successful candidate will lead and conduct research to support the development of new products and programs resulting in significant gains in margin and\/or customer base (tons) in Purina\u00ae Companion Animal feeds. This position will work very closely with the Director of Companion Technical Innovation, the Research Group at the farm, the Companion Technical Solutions Team, Marketing and Sales. Specific responsibilities include Develop nutritional feed research projects, write protocols, oversee research trials and write final reports with primary focus on ruminant species Disseminate research findings to internal personal and provide recommendations based on findings. Generate test diets for animal feed research projects. Generate insights and ideas for new product development. Supervise and manage an established team of research technicians who conduct the research and care for the animals Set up, run, and manage budget for research trials on and off site. Assist Marketing and Sales teams in product launch when required and work through Technical Solutions team to provide needed research results for launch and supporting materials. Build and maintain a strong network of researchers in academia and private facilities to expedite completion of outside research testing needed to accomplish research goals. Demonstrate excellent collaboration skills and an ability to foster and maintain relationships at all levels of the organization. Experience & Education (Required): PhD in Nutrition (monogastric or ruminant), or equivalent with companion animal emphasis required, 3 years of experience demonstrated ability to develop and leverage collaborative relationships in a matrix organization and 2 years experience in a people leadership role. Competencies & Skills (Required): Excellent problem-solving skills. Strong communication, planning & organizational skills. Strong technical skills in research on animal health and nutrition, strong networking skills, strong team skills, ability to influence, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work on and prioritize multiple projects EOE M\/F\/Vets\/Disabled. Land O\u2019Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Website : http://www.landolakesinc.com/
Land O’Lakes, Inc. is one of America’s premiere member-owned cooperatives. We offer local cooperatives and agricultural producers across the nation an extensive line of agricultural supplies, as well as state-of-the-art production and business services. We also are a leading marketer of dairy-based food products for consumers, foodservice professionals and food manufacturers.