The Director is responsible for leading and coordinating all technical service support activities and will lead a team of technical experts who will assist poultry colleagues in the areas of Poultry Nutrition, feed additives, vaccines, poultry husbandry and other poultry related services. This role will work closely with sales and marketing organizations in the coordination of market visits, participation in key poultry events and internal technical activities as well as representing the organization in key Poultry industry meetings. The Director will lead Outcomes research activities across regions and will oversee these studies via direct reports. The incumbent will provide technical input and aid in conducting technical training programs, participate in discussions with other areas within Global Poultry to provide expertise and provide feedback for technical related subjects. The Director will demonstrate grasp of the economics that drive all segments of the poultry industry and ability to communicate to customers and team on this subject. The Director will manage outcomes research budget and project schedule/tracking. This position will have direct reports.
Qualifications include a Degree in Veterinary Medicine, Poultry Nutrition or equivalent with a Master’s Degree or PhD and 15 years of experience in the Animal Health or Agricultural industry. Field experience in Poultry Industry or Poultry Health is preferred. Experience with corporate research and development is a plus. Poultry production experience in feed additives or poultry vaccines is preferred. The successful candidate will be Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint and must have excellent writing skills and ability to product technical articles suitable for publication in scientific or and technical journals. There is a 30-40% international travel requirement.
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