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Equine Nutritionist

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Any US City
$1 - $1
Job Type
Direct Hire
Doctor of Philosophy
Jul 09, 2018
Job ID
Wanted:  An Equine Nutritionist passionate about helping horse owners feed their animals well who can work with proprietary cutting-edge nutrition technology to create consistent quality products and has commercial experience working for a feed company or feed supplier.  This person will help lead the direction for future equine products through research and development while supporting sales reps and feed dealers.

This position can be home-based for candidates living east of the Mississippi who are able to travel 30-35%.

Reasons why this is a great job for the right person
  • You will apply your expertise to further develop the product line, helping horse owners by providing products that help their horses perform better and live healthier.
  • You will be directly responsible for this product line and the primary source of technical information for equine nutrition and feeding.  You will attend most major conferences and be state-of-the-art with your knowledge.
  • This position works at the corporate level and in the field taking information back and forth. 
  • You will provide dealers and horse owners with important technical information and provide corporate leadership with the ongoing needs of the horse community, identifying and reacting to industry trends.
  • You will be a leader in the horse community in a large region as public and industry speaking is involved in this role, speaking at industry events and regional horse events. 
  • You will be a recognized authority in the field, participating at the highest levels.
  • The workload is diverse providing a variety of projects and people interaction.
  • Team environment
  • Reasonable travel - some of your time will be spent in the field, talking with horse owners and retailers, either one-on-one or speaking engagements.  You will solve problems in practical settings and build relationships with horse owners and dealers.
  • Established company with products already in this space
  • Company is having exceptional success with their equine products
  • Family-oriented business

To be seriously considered for this role candidates must
  • Possess a PhD in equine nutrition or be a recognized leader in equine nutrition and a DVM degree
  • Live east of the Mississippi
  • Enjoy working with other nutritionists on R & D projects
  • Be able to travel 1-3 nights per week to support the brand
  • Be an exciting stand-up speaker
  • Have experience working for a feed manufacturer or feed supplier
  • Be able to support the sales force
  • Be passionate about helping horse owners feed their animals well
  • Function well within a fast-paced team
  • Have feed formulation skills, balancing rations using standard commercial programs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to discuss technical information with experts and end-users.
  • Believe that products must be nutritious, marketable and profitable
  • Have a high level of professionalism, integrity and a track record of accomplishment
  • Be able to handle multiple projects with changing priorities
  • Create enthusiasm for products by sales reps, dealers, and  the horse community
  • Relate to all aspects of the horse community from pleasure to competitive and professional riders