Animal Genetics Manager

Location Warwickshire, England
Discipline: Agriculture, Farming, Veterinary, Animal Health & Equestrian
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££34000 - £37000 per annum
Contact name: Maria Ledbury

Contact email: Maria@agriFJ.co.uk
Job ref: 14964 ML_1630669506
Published: 23 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Job Title: Animal Genetics Manager

Vacancy Ref: 14964 ML

Location of the Job: Warwickshire

The Job Role Overview:

We are currently recruiting for an experienced and qualified Animal Genetics Manager on a full-time permanent basis. The role supports the Head of Animal Genetics in co-ordinating, developing and running the UK's dairy cattle genetic and genomic evaluation services, but also holds responsibility for the publication and communication of genetic information on our website. A key position with the client which would suit a qualified geneticist with a background in the agricultural sector.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the publication and communication of genetic information on our website
  • Develop and update communication material to support the Knowledge Exchange strategy of genetic evaluation information
  • Build links with 3rd parties to increase communication and usage of genetic evaluation by farmers
  • Spend time with farmers and answer farmer and industry queries to improve use of breeding information and tools
  • Support the development of genetic indices and communication of its benefits to farmers
  • Manage and lead on individual development projects
  • Support the development and delivery of a Knowledge Exchange strategy for genetics/breeding
  • Support the Welsh animal health initiative for activities related to dairy breeding
  • Establish and nurture external (domestic and international) links to other information providers with the aim of adding value and avoiding duplication
  • Represent client at industry meetings and conferences

Essential Criteria:

  • Degree level educated or equivalent with a formal qualification in Animal Breeding/Quantitative Genetics
  • Proven industry experience in either agricultural extension or communications discipline also preferred, with further knowledge of dairy cattle breeding, practical dairy farming, and the dairy industry an advantage
  • Confident to address dairy farming audiences with complex issues and build internal and external relationships
  • Evidence of campaign development and project management, organised and diligent
  • Strong analysis skills and the ability to take technical information and distil into clear and practical 'materials'
  • Experience in working with large datasets, databases and SQL programming
  • Hold a full UK driving licence and have flexibility to travel on a regular basis, including occasional trips outside the UK.

Benefits:

  • An extensive benefits package including 33 days annual leave plus one privilege day (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • A single private medical health scheme
  • Life assurance cover (4 x salary)
  • A market-leading defined contribution pension scheme with Legal & General
  • Applause Awards - every three months we celebrate employees who embrace our values; the core moral principles that are at the heart of everything we do
  • Ambitious in Agriculture Awards - annual awards announced at staff conference in December
  • Access to government Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Perkbox membership - this gives you a huge number of online discounts and savings
  • Excellent training and development opportunities and an agreed development plan

Salary package

Up to £37K depending on experience

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