Consultant Large Dairy Farming
  • International colleagues
  • Great place to work certified
  • Help feeding the world
  • Maassluis
  • 40 hours
  • HBO of WO opleiding
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What is your role?

As Consultant Large Dairy Farming within our Dairy XL team, you have a leading role in capturing, designing and optimizing the routines and performances of our large farming customers. Together with our Lely Cluster and Lely Center teams you join the conversations on farm starting from the initial design until the customer successfully runs the operation. You coach the Cluster and Lely Center teams and add expertise when needed. Our ultimate aim is to improve the financial and social well-being of our customers through our Lely Center teams. Your activities will focus on development and support of Large Farm Management services, be a sparring partner for the Lely Cluster teams, Lely Center farm management colleagues and related industry stakeholders when it comes to Dairy XL projects. You create and deploy improved farming routines for the farms and actively embrace continuous improvements in both design as well as running operations.

Within the Dairy XL team, you are the representative for farm management related business, being the farm design, cow routines and management systems next to the technology used and applied on farm. You function as the funnel between Lely Centers & Clusters, third parties and the Farm Management Support team at Lely International with the responsibility to develop the knowledge and expertise on farm management services and to identify Lely Business opportunities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Strategical development: Develop strategical plans for long term large farm management routines, together with Customer Care, Sales and Marketing, to support our vision for farmers to run more profitable, sustainable, and enjoyable operations. Transfer and train new developments, information, and updates from Lely International to the Lely Clusters and vice versa share information and (market) feedback from local Lely Center teams and Customers back to Lely International.
  • Design: set the standards and direction for large farm design where all Lely’s solutions are correctly applied from the perspective of the cow and the workforce, you embrace lean thinking and apply that to farm designs.
  • Stakeholder management: Identify, assess interest, and engage industry stakeholders and third parties in your area, establish a good communication plan to utilize the positive influences and minimize the effect of the negative influences.
  • Train, coach and support: Provide training and mentoring, coach on the job, give support, guide and share Lely research with the Lely Center Farm management colleagues according to the career plan to let them become the skilled advisors for their Lely Dairy XL farmers. 
  • Third line support: You are the third line support between Dairy XL farmers and Lely. Your FMS Lely Cluster colleagues can escalate (critical) issues to you.

What is your experience?

As a Dairy XL Consultant, you are experienced in building long lasting mutually beneficial relationships, you are able to coach Lely Clusters on customer interactions and relationship development and you have an outstanding knowledge of large dairy farming.

On top of that...

  • A higher professional education or university degree in Dairy business or Dairy science.
  • At least 5 years of experience in the large dairy farming segment with a passion for cows and people.
  • Experience developing others in terms of coaching and mentoring.
  • Experience on farm from the design phase to the realization of the project
  • Willingness to travel across the globe.
  • High initiative, ability and ambition to create and cultivate strong partnerships, a motivator to inspire people and be mindful of the global culture of farming.
  • Excellent communications and organizational skills, good listener and public speaking, open- minded attitude and proactive approach.
  • Experience in robotic dairy farm management (advisory and/or coaching).
  • Fluent in English writing, speaking and presenting.

What do we offer you?

A job for a true dairy farming enthusiast, with a passion for farm management and herd well-being, at a company driven by innovation. You will see your ideas come to life as you have a big impact at Dairy XL team across the world. At the end you will contribute to a sustainable, enjoyable and profitable way of farming.

In addition:

  • A job in an international environment with offices across the globe.
  • Work at the most innovative organization in robotic dairy farming.
  • Plenty of flexibility and freedom to organize your work.
  • Excellent working conditions, appropriate to the importance of the job in relation to your knowledge and skills.
  • A challenging role, where you can take advantage of an environment that encourages personal development and growth.
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Want to know more about this vacancy?
Michael van Duin

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About Lely

At Lely, we believe in achieving an enjoyable, profitable and sustainable future for dairy farmers by combining robotisation, engineering and farming expertise.

It all started with a dream cherished by two brothers in Maassluis 70 years ago, and ever since, we have worked to become innovative market leaders in automated systems for dairy farmers across the globe. With a team of 2,100 professional specialists, we work constantly to bring about revolutionary solutions for the agro industry. We are based at our Maassluis Campus, a building which features the highest sustainability performance possible, not just in the Netherlands, but on a global scale. Our mission is to create innovative solutions that help our customers excel in sustainable milk production to feed the world.