Companion Animal Nutritionist

Companion Animal Nutritionist
*Please note that depending on where you reside, there is the opportunity for this role to work remotely.

Located in the Fraser Valley, our client is a CPG company currently hiring for a Companion Animal Nutritionist. If you are looking to work in a results-focused, supportive environment and are looking for an opportunity to work for an exciting, growing company… you’re in the right place!

As a member of the Nutrition team, the Companion Animal Nutritionist will play a key role in ensuring nutrition compliance of all existing formulations in their recipe portfolio. In this role, the Companion Animal Nutritionist will work in collaboration with the Sales team and will provide advice, training and support for all nutrition-related aspects.

The Companion Animal Nutritionist will occasionally create and lead pet nutrition seminars at various events and retailers, domestically and internationally. They will work closely with current co-manufacturing partners and internal stakeholders on nutrition and animal health-related topics. Coupled with the formulation, regulation, quality assurance and guidance aspects of the role, the Companion Animal Nutritionist will also be involved in nutrition education activities, which would include writing for consumer-facing publications and providing nutrition and ingredient resources as requested by the Sales and Marketing department.


Support Nutrition Department

  • In collaboration with Marketing stakeholders, actively support the development of internal ‘guidance documents’ on nutrition and nutrition training materials.
  • Prepare, participate and attend nutrition education seminars and activities.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure nutrient database is always accurate and readily available for use.
  • Support Regulatory and Compliance by providing formulation information for product registration for export and reviewing bags for regulatory compliance.

Formulation Management

  • Pro-actively build business relationships with co-manufacturers to ensure compliance of existing formulations and continuous quality improvement.
  • Through understanding of global regulatory requirements, provide guidance on new and existing ingredients and ingredient specifications, to further support the Nutrition Strategy and direction.
  • Support and maintain familiarity with the latest developments in appropriate areas so that new products and product improvements are truly “state of the art.”
  • Develop and update nutrition department resources as needed.
  • Manage content on Health & Nutrition section of the website.

Sales Team Training & Support

  • Complete Nutrition training for all new Sales staff; this includes attending a ride- along with new sales staff
  • Encourage and pro-actively ensure that the Nutrition training is relevant and readily available for staff
  • Creates and holds pet nutrition seminars at retail stores and events
  • Leverage nutrition expertise for sales pitching to new chain accounts or business
  • Annually conduct a nutrition road show for Sales team (USA and Canada)


  • Master of Science degree in companion animal nutrition, animal science, nutrition, food science or related discipline is required; a Ph.D. is preferred.
  • Proven effective and positive technical communicator, both in writing and verbally
  • Thrives in a multi-tasking, research and “behind-the-scenes” environment, where attention to detail is paramount
  • Ability to stay focused and produce exceptional work in an independent environment
  • Recognized passion for pet food formulation

Technical Qualifications

  • Experienced and knowledgeable on global regulations pertaining to pet food (specifically in Canada, USA and Europe).
  • Proficient in commercial pet food formulation software (Concept 5).
  • Skilled understanding of Windows based application system to maintain ingredient nutrient, cost, and formulation target and constraint data
  • Proficient in Outlook and in Microsoft Office suite: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of common forms of pet food ingredients and nuances, and how they affect pet food formulation
  • Proven ability to evaluate and make sound recommendations on ingredient compliance
  • Comfortable creating and leading pet nutrition seminars and courses
  • Experience providing adult education and training on pet nutrition


  • Valid Passport
  • Reliable mode of transportation

To apply, please email your resume to Chad Rutherford at [email protected]

  • Please note that only those candidates who meet the criteria will be contacted.

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Chilliwack, BC



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