Genetic Services Specialist (Cornwall, Devon & Dorset)

Job Locations UK
Job ID
2021-2030
Category
Technical Services
Position Type
Full Time
Reports To
Genetic Services Manager
Remote Office
Yes

Business Overview

Genus is an agricultural biotechnology pioneer. We are a global FTSE 250 company, headquartered in the UK, and listed on the London Stock Exchange. Genus PLC has a presence in over 70 countries and a global workforce of over 3,000 employees and growing.  We are a worldwide leader in porcine and bovine animal genetics, partnering with farmers to transform how we nourish the world – a mission that is important to a sustainable future. 

 

Food consumption is expected to rise by 60% in the next 20 years. Our challenge is to affordably and sustainably meet that escalating demand while global resources diminish.  Our vision is clear: Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.

Role Overview

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your knowledge of the UK agriculture and dairy sector to help farmers achieve genetic goals within their herd? Then join Genus ABS' Genetic Services team on a full-time permanent basis. The role reports directly to the Genetics Services Manager. It will enable you to work both on-farm and from your home to add value to the business in tactical and strategic ways.

 

The role of the Genetic Services Specialist uses Genus ABS leading solutions, including; GENEadvance®, Genetic Management System® (GMS®), HYVIG™ and Sexcel® and Beef InFocus™ strategies, to train and develop knowledge in the Genus ABS team and enhance customer competencies. You will work 50% remote and 50% directly on-farm to execute tools and concepts with customers in this role. As the Genetic Service Specialist representing Genus ABS in the South of England, you will anticipate customer demands, emerging trends and value association within the region.

 

Job title: Genetic Services Specialist | Hours: Full-time | Contract: Permanent | Location: Exeter (Devon), Truro (Cornwall), Taunton (Somerset) or anywhere within the South West of England if you are able and willing to travel frequently to customer farms

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Define customer genetic improvement plans, assist in genetic selection and complete genetic reviews
  • Provide genetic expertise directly to high value, key & valued customers and prospects to ensure genetic improvement plans maximise customer success and profitability
  • As an output of own work, enable Sales and Service colleagues to engage with customers using genetic solutions for more efficient delivery of customer-centric genetic improvement plans and validating customer outcomes
  • Contribute to the definition of pioneering Genus ABS genetic improvement plan solutions, data management and technology solutions with the value proposition 
  • Share expertise and insights through collaboration with Genetic Services to progress the department strategy, further strengthening core competencies and harnessing innovation 

Requirements

  • Full clean driving license to enable you to support customers and colleagues throughout the South of England and participate in in-frequent national travel for training, development and knowledge-sharing purposes
  • Bachelor's degree and relevant work experience in agriculture 
  • Proven ability to work with autonomy to make decisions, organising and prioritising own work
  • Excellent communication skills to engage with a range of audiences

Equal Employment Opportunities

Genus is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Genus prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Genus conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

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