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Precision Reproductive Specialist



COGENT BREEDING -  PRECISION REPRODUCTIVE SPECIALIST

Due to business growth we have openings for the right person to join our teams of highly skilled (AI) Reproductive Specialists in the following areas:

Dumfries & Galloway - South West Scotland

Carlistle, Workington - Cumbria

Preston, Lancaster, Clitheroe - Lancashire

Cardigan, Ceredigion - South West Wales

Gloucester, Cheltenham - Gloucestershire

Chippenham, Trowbridge - Wiltshire

Taunton, Bridgewater - Somerset

Thornbury, Holsworthy - Devon

Launceston, Bodmin - Cornwall

Do you have AI experience (preferred) or significant dairy experience? Are you motivated, passionate and understand the benefits of providing customers a daily service that's right first time, every time, rather than just in time or just about good enough? Would you like a long-term career rather than just a job?

If you think this could be you then read on...

Who will I be working with?

Cogent is one of the UK's leading suppliers of bovine genetics and operates the UK's largest bull stud. The award winning company brings innovation to breeding and offers a complete range of solutions to deliver improvement on farms. Founded in 1995, the company has since developed a global presence exporting services and products to more than 60 countries.

With a workforce of 130 professional team members and substantial investment and backing from Sexing Technologies, including access to their revolutionary SexedULTRA 4Mô sexed semen. We are a company with a very bright future for UK and International business growth.

At our core is our people. Cogent understand that investing in the right calibre of candidate is what makes us the place to be for professional AI Technicians, especially if that candidate wishes to work for a forward-thinking company that listens to and values its people.

One aim: To provide UK dairy farmers with world class genetics and reproductive services.

So, what will the role of Precision Reproductive Specialist?

Reporting to the Precision Operations Manager and Area Team Leader. You will after Cogent Internal Precision Training, deliver a high quality, reproduction and breeding service. Providing expert advice and assisting customers in meeting reproductive objectives and developing the Precision service.

Tasks to include:

Building effective relationships with customers to deliver a service that meets their breeding requirements

Running an efficient service utilising Cogent's state-of-the-art heat detection system and whole herd management solution, to ensure accurate and timely artificial insemination of cattle

Taking responsibility for your customers fertility data and herd reports

Preparing reports and providing detailed action reports to customers and Team Leader

Liaising with industry professionals such as Veterinarians and Nutritionists


What will I need to be considered for this Precision Reproductive Specialist vacancy?

Good knowledge of animal husbandry, with the ability to understand and converse with industry professionals

Professional and friendly attitude with excellent communication and rapport building skills

Highly organised, diligent, self motivated and able to overcome challenges

Must have a can do attitude and a proven team player, able to deliver the highest quality of service to your customers 365 days a year

IT literacy

Full UK driving licence

Proven experience providing a high standard of artificial insemination services, in-depth reproductive technical knowledge, although full training will be provided for the right candidates

What will I receive in return?

You will be joining a reputable business with a friendly culture where you'll be able to apply your expertise and skills, be encouraged and supported to further develop your career.

Salary: Dependent on experience

Enhanced Benefits:

Company vehicle

Annual leave entitlement of 23 days plus bank holidays

Pension

Contract Type: Permanent

 * Must have a full (manual) UK Driving Licence *



Closing Date: 31.12.2018

Graduate Opportunity

GRADUATE OPPORTUNITY


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a graduate to join our growing team at Cogent. 

Read on for more information... 

Vacancy Description:

- 18 month - 2 year programme 

- 3 months in each of the key areas of the business including Genetics, Sales, Precision, Production, Marketing and at Grosvenor Farms.

The development programme will provide a genuine hands on insight into the Cogent business and provide training side by side with real life experience. 

This role will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge you'll need to progress to a permanent role as part of a long-term career within the business. 

And with our relationship with ST Genetics, we have a raft of global career development opportunities. 

Requirements:

- Self starter
- Highly motivated 
- Strives for results 
- Works well in a team and happy to work individually where the task requires it
- Effective communicator across the business - including regular contact with farmers 

Farming background / experience:

Degree - First or 2:1

Degree Discipline 

Agriculture

Livestock 

Agri Science 

How to Apply:

Send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@cogentuk.com

Location:

Chester head office - Heywood House, Chowley Oak Business Park, Chester, CH3 9GA. 

Out on farm nationally 

Overseas opportunities:

To be discussed as the programme progresses for relevance to each individual






Closing Date: 31.12.2019