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Group Manager Nutrition and Support Poultry




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Royal De Heus is an internationally operating family-owned company with a leading position in the animal feed industry. We are continuously expanding our borders. Driven by this ambition, we have been actively supporting the progress of agricultural sectors in Europe, Asia, Africa and South-America. Our mission is to improve the results of our customers, which are producers of animal proteins and to continue our ambitious international growth strategy in a responsible and sustainable way.

Royal De Heus headquarters is located in Ede, The Netherlands and has over 70 production locations worldwide. From these locations we delivers compound feed, concentrates, premixes and specialties to our customers in 75 countries. Worldwide over 6,000 employees contribute daily to the company’s objectives and ambition.

To strengthen the support for our growing number of business units, we are looking for a Group Manager Nutrition and Support who will further extend our success by leading the R&D and support teams of the global poultry department.


As a Group Manager Nutrition and Support you lead the two teams of the global poultry department, Research & Development and Global Poultry Support. Your goal is to maintain and develop the species product & service portfolio on a high level. You do this by leading the two teams in a professional motivating way, stimulating cooperation and customer focus and in facilitating professional development and personal growth. Each team has a responsible manager that will report directly to you. Together, you are responsible for developing, formulating and executing the global product development strategy for our global poultry businesses.

In many parts of the world, the poultry production chain is integrating more and more. As De Heus, we are involved in various parts of the poultry chain. To support this integrating business, you will be accountable for developing, formulating and executing the right strategy and product & service portfolio for these various parts of the value chain. This is an addition to the current responsibility of the global poultry team and you are expected to lead this development. You will work closely together with stakeholders within De Heus business units and headquarters.


You are able to bridge different cultures and different departments to sustain and further develop the success of De Heus Animal Nutrition. We expect you to be versatile and to successfully assist our business units to grow to the next level, not only in nutrition and farm support, but also in other parts of the value chain.
You have at least 10 years of experience in (technical) animal nutrition or animal protein value chain, preferably in poultry. People describe you as energetic, communicative, a leader and a people manager. You need to be fluent in English and preferably Dutch, and willing to travel up to maximum 25% of your time.


Royal De Heus offers you a challenging position in a dynamic and international context. You will have the opportunity to make an impact and contribute to our strategy.
Our employees are powering the progress of our fast-growing, highly ambitious organization. We invest in developing your talents and create a culture of continuous learning and development, no matter what role you are in. You will be given ample opportunies to learn, develop and collaborate with colleagues from all over the world.

We offer you a full-time contract with flexible hours, in an informal culture that offers trust, short lines and fast decision-making. An environment where there is room for entrepreneurship. You will receive a competitive remuneration package based on your knowledge and experience.

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