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Job—Ridley Corporation, Shrimp Nutritionist


Ridley Corporation, which has developed a new feed ingredient called “Novacq”, has a position open for a shrimp nutritionist.  Global GAP certified and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, Ridley is one of the leading aquaculture feed manufacturers in Australia and services most sectors of the aquaculture industry in New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and Australia, and it is currently expanding into Southeast Asia.  It manufactures a complete range of extruded and steam pelleted products for aquaculture species including salmon, ocean trout, barramundi, yellowtail kingfish, rainbow trout, cobia, native species—and shrimp.


The incumbent will be responsible for providing feed formulation for Ridley’s mill in Narangba, Australia, and its joint-venture feed mill in Thailand, while also providing technical expertise to both internal and external stakeholders.  The incumbent will work closely with the “Novacq” development team and will provide R and D support for the development of shrimp and various fin fish diets in Australia and Southeast Asia.  The incumbent will join a dynamic, motivated and well-respected sales and technical team and work closely with production, logistics and quality control to deliver feed and service solutions to meet the global excellence demanded by our customers.



Key Responsibilities


• Determine the nutritional requirements and optimal feed cost formulations for the various species with a focus on shrimp nutrition.


• Provide product innovation/development support, R and D and quality control/assurance support across various departments.


• Provide guidance to the procurement and logistics departments and evaluate requirements for new and existing raw materials.


• Assist in the development of R and D strategies and the communication of this output to a diverse internal and external audience.


• Assist sales and marketing activities with recommendations for diet pricing and variances.


• Maintain up-to-date nutritional and technical knowledge of the aquaculture program.


• Provide technical support to customers in collaboration with technical and sales teams.





• A Bachelors Degree (or higher) in Aquaculture or a related field.


• Professional experience in aquaculture nutrition highly desirable.


• Strong nutritional capabilities in shrimp nutrition and other species.


• A “can do” dynamic, responsive, enthusiastic and tenacious manner.


• Flexibility and willingness to travel (domestically and internationally) and to be available outside of business hours to support this 24/7 manufacturing operation.


• A confident and customer-focused outlook with the ability to present technical and other information to diverse audiences.


• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.


• Highly proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office (Excel and PowerPoint in particular) and nutritional formulation software.


• Strong numerical and analytical skills.


Applications: To apply, visit, and provide your resume and cover letter.  Once your application has been successfully submitted, you will be required to complete a short questionnaire.  Only applicants that fully complete this application process will be considered.  Shortlisted candidates will be required to undertake online psychometric assessments, pre-employment medical (including drug and alcohol testing) and background checks.  For suitably qualified and experienced international applicants, Ridley will consider 457 Visa Sponsorship options.  Relocation assistance and visa support may be available.


Application Deadline: October 1, 2017.


Information: Ridley Corporation, P.O. Box 16187, Collins Street West, Melbourne, Victoria 8007, Australia (Phone +61-3-8624-6500, Fax +61-3-8624-6514, Email, Webpage


Source: (a free, online newsletter about the feeds used in fish and shellfish farming).  Editor, Suzi Fraser Dominy (  Nutritionist–Aqua-Feed.  Issue 38, Volume 17, September 21, 2017.


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