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Team Leader Formulations | Ede | Nederland

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 the agricultural sector in Europe, Asia, Africa and South-America. Our mission is continue our ambitious international growth strategy in a responsible and sustainable way.

Royal De Heus headquarters in The Netherlands and has own production locations in the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Brazil, South-Africa, Ghana, Serbia, Spain, Portugal, Myanmar, Indonesia and Vietnam. Worldwide over 6.000 employees contribute daily to the company’s objectives and ambition.

From our headquarters, recipe management for all factories is supported by a central team, called Global Formulations. Within this department, 5 teams of feed and premix formulators and nutritionists ensure our quality to cost ratio for all our local recipes. To strengthen the support for our growing number of business units, we are looking for a Team Leader Formulations who will further extend our success by leading one of the five formulations teams within Global Formulations.

What will your responsibilities be?

As a Team Leader Formulations you lead one of the formulations teams within the Global Formulations department. Each team is focused on a specific region according the business group division of De Heus. Your goal is to functionally lead the team. With coaching, motivation and cooperation you are able, together with your team, to manage the feed formulation, based on the nutritional and physical quality needs of the customer. You lead the team, but are also involved in daily operations yourself.

Your team is responsible to deliver in a controlled and predictable way, an optimal factory output based on market demands and constraints, (global) quality standards and global feed evaluation, with special focus to optimize costs . You will be the first contact for the business units within your area and will coordinate the diverse nutritional tasks for these units. The first contact responsibility for individual business units can be delegated to one of your team members, but you will remain accountable. Besides, you are accountable for creating, monitoring and executing the nutrition support plan for your business units. To obtain all information in a constructive way, you will communicate with many people within the De Heus organisation. From production to sales and from quality to purchase. Your team will visit the production locations in your region regularly to maintain close contact regarding operational and quality related issues. 

What do we expect from you?

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. You  have proven experience in the field of formulations or nutrition. People describe you as characteristic, energetic, communicative, a leader and a people manager. You need the be fluent in English and willing to travel up to maximum 25% of your time.

What do we offer?

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.


Would you like to know more about this vacancy? Please contact Lucas Ligtenberg, Hoek Consultants, phone +31 (0) 6 27040711 or e-mail lucasligtenberg@hoekconsultants.nl.

Does this opportunity appeal to you? Then contact us directly by clicking on the job application button below, or by sending your English CV and covering letter explaining your motivation to hr@deheus.com

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