Poultry Research Manager


The Poultry Research Manager will work closely with our poultry nutrition team and interact directly with all members of our research, marketing & product development teams. This position will hold primary responsibility for supervision & coordination of all aspects of past, current & future research projects. Research supervision & coordination will comprise of internal & external projects for broiler, turkey & layer opportunities. Ideally this full-time position will be based at our Corporate Headquarters in Fairmont, MN.

  • Generate and deploy Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure standardized, high quality Research Farm Management in accordance with the currently accepted Best Practices (all areas of the Farm Operations)
  • Enforce, audit, and review, as needed, the execution of the Research Farm Operational SOPs
  • Manage Research Farm Managers to ensure correct SOP and trial conduct
  • Supervise the Research Farm personnel training to ensure all Research Farm Management SOPs animal trial protocols and requirements are followed
  • Ensure the standardized and traceable data management (Research Farm Operations and animal trials)
  • Assist with determining research objectives with the Nutrition Team
  • Generate a trial protocol to meet the commercial and scientific expectations of each trial
  • Communicate with purchasing, production and logistics for upcoming trial needs
  • Formulate efficient diets to meet treatment expectations and ensure they are set up properly for production
  • Calculate diet requirements for each treatment to aid in coordination of ingredient procurement requirements
  • Coordinate labeling, production & logistics of trial product
  • Ensure proper data is being recorded and collected according to the trial protocol
  • Collect, summarize, and provide recommendations for all data collected during the trial
  • Generate a standard trial summary report to be shared and critiqued by the Nutrition Team
  • Support marketing with trial data as approved by the Nutrition Team
  • Masters or Doctorate degree in Poultry Animal Science or related field
  • Strong knowledge of formulation & statistical analysis software programs (Brill, Concept 5, SASS, etc)
  • Exceptional time management, self-motivated and desire to work individually & as part of a team
  • Analytical & commercial mindset with excellent communication skills
  • Competitive salary with an opportunity to grow within the company if desired
  • Health Insurance & H.S.A. Contribution – No Cost to the employee and Low Cost for any family members
  • Life Insurance, Short Term & Long Term Disability Insurance – No Cost to the employee
  • 401k Retirement Plan with company match
How to Apply

To apply for this position, please contact us and submit a resume on or before February, 15th 2019.

Please email your information to: cory.penn@devenishnutrition.com or mail it to:

Devenish Nutrition, LLC
Attn: Cory Penn, President
2320 Lake Avenue
Fairmount, MN 56031

Devenish Nutrition Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community