Global Manager Formulation and Nutrition


Are you excited by working in a global role steering Nutreco’s global nutrition and formulation competence? Then this could be your ideal next career step!

Location : Amersfoort, The Netherlands + 25% global travelling

Nutreco is a global leader in animal nutrition and aquaculture feed with 11.000 people active in 35 countries and net sales of € 5.7 billion (2015). Its advanced nutritional solutions are at the origin of food for millions of consumers worldwide. Nutreco’s mission “Feeding the future” stands for its ambition to address the challenge the world is facing in producing more food for the growing population while resources are more and more limited. Experience across 100 years brings Nutreco a rich heritage of knowledge and expertise for building its future. Quality, innovation and sustainability are guiding principles, embedded in the Nutreco culture to fulfil its mission. Its two global company brands Skretting (aquaculture feed) and Trouw Nutrition (animal nutrition) have sales in over 90 countries with more than 100 plants. Nutreco is a wholly owned subsidiary of SHV Holdings NV, a family-owned multinational with net sales of €18.1 billion (2015). Find out more about Nutreco on YouTube or
Nutreco’s Innovation Strategy responds to major socio-economic trends that require higher productivity in agriculture and aquaculture in a sustainable way. Innovation is imperative to realise the necessary growth and is organized in a dedicated Innovation business unit. The successful contribution to innovation in agriculture and aquaculture is built on Nutreco’s market-driven approach to research and development. The business unit ‘Innovation’ is built around the R&D-, Global Marketing-, Global Procurement, Global Quality and Global Operations disciplines.

As a Global Manager Formulation and Nutrition within the Global Operations Team it is your purpose to lead a global, multi-dimensional team including Fundamental Nutritionists, Supply Chain Formulators, Nutritionists specialized in systems and databases and Applied Nutritionists. The team supports our business in general and our local operating companies with professional nutrition expertise, to aim for global operational excellence, to safeguard high level nutritional standards of the product portfolio and to increase and promote the understanding of the effect of diet on health, wellbeing and productivity of animals while keeping in mind the operational excellence and manufacturing aspects.

As Global Manager Formulation and Nutrition you will be held accountable for:

  • Manage the Global Formulation & Nutrition team, ensuring coherence between all Nutritional sub-disciplines in the team, maintaining strong and coherent alignment between all global functions, global marketing, global procurement and global R&D, while leveraging nutritional and formulation expertise to the local & operating companies.
  • From the more fundamental nutritionist angle you ensure alignment of the whole Business Unit Innovation with the production of complete feeds, concentrates and premixes to serve customer needs and value proposition in the global animal feed business.
  • Further to the above, you ensure the maintenance and development of the central (macro- and micro-) ingredient matrix in our least cost formulation software to cover the global needs of our worldwide complete feed and premix operations. This includes a gatekeeper role of the scientific quality of our nutrient profiles per ingredient and nutritional models for all species.
  • You ensure participation in innovation teams with the objective to further develop and enhance the quality of our nutritional services (internal and external). You’ll deliver cross species expertise, aligning nutritional principles across species, ensure the consistency of the raw material matrix and optimize the sharing of best practices. Your team delivers the expert-role in translating nutritional principles to nutritional models which can be applied in feed formulation.
  • From a manufacturing angle, you depart from our existing formulation and manufacturing processes. Here, you ensure the highest possible standards in Operational Excellence in our local teams (local operating companies) by focusing on the optimization of workflows, the deployment of alternative ingredients (while respecting nutritional and physical quality specifications) and improvement of equipment, automation and processes.
  • From a more applied nutritionist angle, you (your team) support the commercialization of the nutritional solutions portfolio, by participation in nutritional development teams and in the development of (new) products and services while overseeing the right balance between scientific scrutiny, practical sense and business opportunities.

You have an academic degree with more than ten years of relevant work experience and at least three years of successful management experience in a global role. You are an authentic leader with natural authority and excellent people management skills. You have a good understanding of nutrition, chemistry and digestive physiology and profound knowledge of macro and micro ingredients including the legislative aspects. You have a scientific interest and relevant network, extensive formulation software experience and a good understanding of supply chain & manufacturing challenges.
The following competencies are crucial to be successful in this position: vision, impact and persuasiveness, collaboration and networking, team player, strong cognitive ability, result oriented, analytic, critical attitude, self-confident and decisive.

Working for Nutreco is challenging, varied and rewarding. We believe that social responsibility, transparency and sustainability are important for long-term viability. Nutreco offers an exciting international working environment with good development and training possibilities and an excellent remuneration and benefits package. This new position gives you a lot of freedom in transforming Nutreco’s global nutrition and formulation competence, your expertise will be highly appreciated. Living and working in the Netherlands guarantee an excellent standard of living and high class facilities for you and your loved ones.

The process of recruitment for this job has been outsourced to nomilk2day headhunters | recruitment and executive search in agri, food and pharma. You can contact them for more information about this vacancy and the Nutreco organisation. Please feel free to call drs. Chris Salentijn on + 31 6 2923 9211 or send your application to