Formulations Administrator

Headquartered in Belfast, Devenish are a leading provider of environmental, animal and human health solutions and a key influencer in driving health and sustainability throughout the food chain. Devenish has three manufacturing sites in the UK and four in the United States, from where they supply innovative nutritional solutions and technical expertise to producers through the farm, feed and food industry in the UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Australasia, Latin America, and the USA.

The Role

The successful candidate will report to the Formulations Supervisor and:

  • Be a key member of the Formulations team, which is a key Operational department supporting Technical and Commercial teams and Production
  • Gain exposure to our UK, ROI and International Technical and Commercial teams
  • Gain an understanding of the diet Formulation process and the importance of accuracy for Operational, Manufacturing and Quality compliance.

Key duties include:

  • Supporting our Technical and Nutrition teams with the administration of diet formulation and transfer of diet information from our formulations programme into the central production database for manufacture of animal feed
  • Liaising with internal departments and external stakeholder, account managers and nutritionists to ensure customer requirements are met
  • Creating product and label specifications complying with current legislation
  • Assist with the set-up of new raw materials and manufactured products on computer system
  • Helping with continual development of the department including updates to the formulation programme requested by nutritionists.
  • Assist with Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Classification, Labeling and Packaging (CLP) administration and queries during department leave
  • Health and Safety compliant

Essential Criteria:

  • GCSE qualification in English, Maths and Science or equivalent
  • Excellent analytical skills, numeracy accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively across all levels
  • Good organisational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise effectively and work under pressure
  • Strong ICT skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build constructive working relationships and work collaboratively with others
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to work both within a team and unsupervised
  • Full driving licence and access to a car

Desirable Criteria:

  • 3rd level or equivalent qualification in agriculture, animal science or related subject

What we offer:

  • Based onsite in Belfast
  • 37.5 hours per week, flexibility will be required
  • Salary up to £23,500 depending on experience.
  • Company matched pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • Westfield Health Cash Plan and Employee Assistant Programme.
  • Westfield Rewards
  • Refer a friend scheme

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please forward your CV to

Closing date for applications is 7th March 2024

The Devenish Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.