Animal Husbandry Specialist

Nestlé Operational Services Worldwide SA

  • Publication date:

    02 juillet 2022
  • Workload:

  • Contract:

    Permanent position

The Nestlé Group is the world's largest food and beverage company with 92.6 billion Swiss Francs in sales in 2019. It is present in 187 countries around the world, has 403 factories and its 291'000 employees are committed to Nestlé's purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Nestlé offers a wide portfolio of products and services for people and their pets throughout their lives. Its more than 2000 brands range from global icons like Nescafé or Nespresso to local favourites. Company performance is driven by its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nestlé is based in the Swiss town of Vevey where it was founded more than 150 years ago. Learn more about our Group and reasons to join us on

Animal Husbandry Specialist

Position Snapshot

Location: Nestlé Research, Lausanne, Switzerland
Company: Société des Produits Nestlé S.A.
Act. Rate: Full-Time Act. Rate 100%
Type of contact: Permanent contract

What we offer at Nestlé

Flexible work policies in terms of core hours and working from home. Please talk to us during the recruitment process about what flexibility could look like for you!
Genuine opportunities for career and personal development
Modern "smart office" locations providing agile & collaborative workspaces
Dynamic international working environment
Attractive additional benefits

Position Summary

Nestlé Research is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, employs approximately 1000 people and is comprised of five Nestlé Institutes: Material Sciences; Health Sciences, Food Safety & Analytical Sciences, Packaging Sciences and Agricultural Sciences. Please have a tour of our facilities using this link or read more about Nestlé Research at our website. Please follow us on Nestlé R&D on LinkedIn.

As an Animal Husbandry Specialist, you will lead and execute dairy - Livestock science research and innovation - in line with the overall Agricultural Sciences strategy

We offer a dynamic, inclusive, and international working environment with many opportunities across different companies, functions, and regions. Don't miss the opportunity to join us and work with different teams in an agile and diverse context.

A day in the life of an Animal Husbandry Specialist

  • Gather, interpret and evaluate information about dairy husbandry and dairy - livestock production systems, including the fundamentals of the subject, such as the biological, chemical and physical aspects of ruminant animal husbandry, and their spatial and temporal variability across the dairy-livestock production system landscape
  • Using the information obtained from this analysis, you'll inform and influence on diverse issues such as dairy production systems, enteric methane emissions, and animal welfare
  • Prepare research reports and make presentations on findings, including scientific and non-scientific reports
  • Interpretation of animal husbandry science to inform company policy
  • Integration of animal husbandry knowledge into aspects of ruminant nutrition and welfare, role of dairy - livestock in ecosystems and regenerative agriculture
  • Keep up to date with developments in animal husbandry and related areas, as well as environmental issues and legislative changes
  • Attendance at conferences to keep abreast of the latest developments and to network with people in the profession and in related industries
  • Proposals and bids for new research projects and funding, make presentations, and give seminars
  • Liaison and collaboration with members of the NIAS and other NR institutes
  • Build an effective network of agricultural R&D organisation and other partners and supervise the implementation of R&D workplans and KPI delivery
  • Liaise, coordinate and align on Nestlé's agricultural research projects' strategy with the project leads on Agricultural R&D and ensure the required reporting
  • Support the implementation of Nestle's agricultural R&D Projects globally and support and facilitate external trials with farmers, governmental organisations and other partners
What will make you successful

  • Minimum MSc level
  • Animal husbandry specialist with global experience in the development and implementation of R&D in animal husbandry, dairy - livestock production or agriculture
  • At least ten years' experience in animal husbandry and agriculture
  • Degree in Animal husbandry or animal science-related discipline. Additional experience in areas such as animal health and welfare, livestock production systems may further increase your chances
  • Good understanding of global Animal husbandry issues, proven scientific track record an advantage
  • Experience with partnership and stakeholder interaction
  • Fluent in English, Spanish and/or French would be a plus