Formulation and Product Development Specialist

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Published about 1 month ago
Contact Jordan McMaster
Job reference JG567_1583746963

Job description

Formulation and Product Development Specialist


£25,000 to £31,000

Grafton Engineering is working in partnership with our client who are market leaders in their industry and who have a worldwide customer portfolio. My client is recruiting for a Formulation and Product Development Specialist to be based at their offices in Belfast. This is an exciting time for a Formulation and Product Development Specialist who has worked in a similar role to carve a career in a renowned business during an exciting period of growth. You will report to the Production Manager

The Role

  • Ensure best cost formulation of established premix products using our formulation software in accordance with nutritional values
  • Understand animal requirements to formulate diets and rations within prescribed standards to maximise growth, reproduction, health and/or performance
  • Set up custom feeds developed with sales consultants based on customer demand and legislation
  • Manage databases in formulation and enterprise resource planning software (SAP)
  • Reformulate compounds when required by market demands
  • Assignment and control of raw material pack size routing within each formulation to optimize mill output
  • Manage the labelling for all compounds produced by updating labelling templates within software to comply with legislation and when required cooperate with fellow international colleagues for interpretation of labels into correct language for destination country
  • Implement monthly pricelist and availability for raw materials on the indication of the purchaser
  • Update the raw material matrix based on prescribed procedure
  • On a monthly basis, provide management with the cost calculation per product according to the guidelines
  • Collate, sort and provide information from software regarding formulations for strategic pricing changes by General Manager and pricing team


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science, Agriculture or equivalent
  • A good understanding of animal requirements
  • Strong mathematical skills, enabling efficient fluctuating between units, inclusion rates and strengths of raw materials
  • Ability to effectively manage the pressure of a fast-paced teamwork environment with multiple project priorities
  • An innovative team player dedicated to customer service and relationship building
  • Strong proof reading skills with a commitment to ensure accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Knowledge of ingredients and their main characteristics, about the difference in the quality of raw materials and finished products, contaminations and rules in production processes is desirable
  • 2+ years' experience in a similar discipline is desirable

Interested Formulation and Product Development Specialist who feel are meeting the criteria should forward a CV without delay via this advertisement. If you would like to discuss this Formulation and Product Development Specialist job in more detail please contact me Jordan McMaster now on 02890 323 333 or 07976985386

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