Eye Closing Date: 2021-06-18 Ref: PILRP605845
BQP is the largest pig producer in the UK working with over 350 partnership farmers to supply high welfare, quality pork products to premium markets. Part of the Pilgrim’s group, we are a totally integrated business and are proud of our ‘farm to fork’ approach. The Agricultural team based at Stradbroke in Suffolk is made up of our team of vets, fields staff, technical and support staff working together to ensure that our supply chain from beginning to end operates within the highest standards of welfare, quality and efficiency.
We currently have an opportunity for a Research manager to join our team to provide maternity cover on a fixed term contract that will last for approximately 12-14 months. At the forefront of research and development, the role is accountable for overseeing our trials, including nutrition/feed formulation, sustainability and eating quality. Managing a small team including farm and technical staff, your role will include overall responsibility for setting trial protocols, planning and executing trials, as well as overseeing analysis and delivery of results. In addition, you will also oversee the Technology center including the farm unit. Working as part of the Technical team, you will also assist the Technical Manager where required in feed nutritional formulations and project work.
The successful candidate will have previous experience of running technical trials at a commercial level and have proven managerial skills. In addition, they will have the ability to collate and interpret data and have a keen interest in agriculture, and in driving improvement through precision technology. Working as part of a team and being prepared to get involved in practical tasks is also important. The role will also include some travel, therefore having a full drivers’ licence is a must.
We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to work with a highly skilled and experienced team who are at the forefront of pig production in the UK.
What we bring to the table
We care about our people and offer an excellent package including:
Life insurance and Pension
Competitive holiday entitlement
Wellbeing programme & Learning opportunities
If you are passionate about the highest standards of pig welfare and want to be part of a leading agricultural business this role may be for you.