Beef on Dairy Specialist

  • Reporting to: Genetics Manager
  • Primary Location: Chowley Oak Business Park, Chester
  • Department: Genetics
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday
  • Type: Permanent
  • Benefits: Annual leave entitlement starting at 21 days, up to 25 days following 2 years service plus bank holidays, Pension, Life Assurance (4 times basic salary)
  • Closing date: 31.08.2020

Main Purpose of Role:


To coordinate and support the Beef on Dairy testing programme and promote Beef on Dairy sires in order to add and demonstrate value to our customers.

Key Responsibilities:


  • To develop, maintain and improve the contact and co-ordination of the Cogent Beef Visions/ Beef on Dairy phenotypic herds.
  • To manage and lead on a variety of new and ongoing Beef on Dairy projects.
  • To work closely with the Beef Programme Manager and the technical development team on a variety of Beef related projects.
  • To work alongside key external stakeholders to co-ordinate and promote the Cogent Beef on dairy programme.
  • To develop and maintain current knowledge on the industry and market trends for Beef on dairy requirements.
  • To provide technical breeding information for literature, websites and monthly product communications.
  • To work closely with the Sales and Marketing teams to create strategies to promote Beef on dairy genetics.
  • To be responsible for the growth of Beef on Dairy sales in both the UK and International markets, through a close relationship with the relevant Sales teams.
  • To evaluate the performance of Beef on dairy sires on farms for promotional purposes.
  • To help prepare bulls & progeny for photographs.
  • To comply with Company policy and best practise in security, legal and regulatory compliance.
  • To ensure that all H&S responsibilities are fulfilled and that the team’s (including the role holder), visitors and contractors safety and welfare is maintained.
  • To complete any other duties as required from time to time.


Essential Skills and Attributes:


  • Experience of Cattle breeding and Cattle pedigrees.
  • Knowledge of the Beef and dairy Industry.
  • Ability to prepare beef cattle for photographs.
  • Current Driving Licence.
  • Experienced in using Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Driven by organisation, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ambitious with eagerness to develop.
  • Leads themselves by taking responsibility, being positive and tackling challenges with enthusiasm.
  • Works well with others by building positive relationships, working with integrity, being direct and straightforward whilst respecting and considering others.
  • Works well in teams by building team spirit, delivering team goals and being flexible.
  • Manages Knowledge by researching new idea ideas and capturing new learning.
  • Shares Knowledge by communicating with focus, simplicity and clarity and is able to differentiate fact from opinion.
  • Adapts to Change by being able to deal with uncertainty and accepting new ideas.
  • Plans and Organises well, by prioritising their activities and managing their time.
  • Applies their Expertise and Skills by keeping up to date with their specialist knowledge and demonstrating business and financial awareness.
  • Delivers Results to a high standard whilst meeting financial targets and deadlines.

Key Performance Indicators:


  • Delivering results.
  • Meeting of goals and deadlines.
  • Accuracy of information delivered.

Additional Information:


  • Must be prepared to work extra hours if required to meet deadlines.
  • Will be expected to travel extensively throughout the UK.
  • Will be expected to travel Internationally occasionally.

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter to Jane Davis at recruitment@cogentuk.com by Friday 26th June.


For more information

email: Recruitment@cogentuk.com