Wat hebben we jou te bieden?

  • A good salary commensurate with your experience and age
  • At SFR, we work with flexible working hours.
  • A Sustainable Employability Budget that can be spent in various ways
  • In addition to our head office in Lelystad, a workplace in Wageningen and the option to work from home

Werken bij SFR

Schothorst Feed Research (SFR) is a global knowledge partner to animal feed producers and suppliers to the animal feed industry.  Our mission is to contribute to a global sustainable livestock production chain via applied scientific research and innovation, validated feed stuff matrix, nutrient recommendations, and independent consultancy.

At our Lelystad location, 85 employees are fully dedicated and committed to increasing our knowledge and expertise to support our partners around the world with latest insights on efficient animal production, animal health, and ecology. Within its newly created 3-year strategy SFR has defined the ambition to be a leader in the field of calculating sustainability parameters for the animal feed industry.

In het kort

Uren 40
Dienstverband Fulltime
Categorie R&D
Locatie Lelystad

Wat hebben we jou te bieden?

As a knowledge partner in animal feed production, SFR is increasingly asked and getting involved in defining sustainability parameters for the feed and animal production industry. Our Advanced Feed Package (AFP) customers are prioritising the calculation of their ecological footprint, driven by the need to comply with the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and their desire to be leaders in the field. 

Next to this, SFR performs more than 80 different animal nutrition trials per year for validation and registration purposes. By collecting data at individual and pen level of many animals, we gain a wealth of input that can be used for analysing carbon footprint and other environmental impact parameters. This will greatly support SFR researchers and consultants in developing new ideas or concepts to address the challenges our contract research partners face.

As Sustainability and Big Data Manager, you are responsible for leading the sustainability dossier across animal species in SFR to deliver innovative solutions for our partners. This means latest information and existing legislation is implemented in SFR products such as the SFR matrix or in animal trials. On the other hand, as Big Data Manager you are responsible for the development, maintenance, and analysis of the data coming from SFR animal trials (including all historical trials) to help SFR Consultants and Researchers to answer question from the clients or generate new R&D ideas.  

Main Activities and Objectives

  • Design and implement the sustainability strategy within SFR for benefit of SFR researchers and consultants Clients and Partners
  • Together with the SFR Matrix Manager implement sustainability parameters in the SFR matrix for dairy, swine, and poultry
  • Assist SFR colleagues and clients in making sustainability simulations and developing innovative solutions
  • Develop, maintain, and perform Big Data analysis coming from SFR animal trials data in close collaboration with SFR Researchers and Consultants
  • Giving courses and presentations

Our Offer

We offer a great opportunity to have an impact on sustainability developments in the animal feed industry. This position offers everything to grow further in an ambitious organization, which continues to expand both our international footprint as well as our capabilities in animal research. We offer wide training and development opportunities to further develop your career within SFR. 

Our employment conditions are well arranged. In addition, we have a Sustainable Employability Budget that can be spent in various ways. You can choose from several goals for spending this, including extra leave or partial payment. Our head office is in Lelystad and we have an office in Wageningen. We offer flexible working hours, which can be planned in consultation.

Job Requirements

  • Academic study in Animal or Environmental Sciences with a specialization in animal production and sustainability
  • Minimum of 3-year experience in the field of big data and/or Life Cycle Assessment
  • Familiar with the PEF & LEAP methodology’s
  • Good knowledge of statistics and modelling
  • Good analytical and communication skills
  • Strong motivation, flexibility, and willingness to learn
  • Excellent command of the English language


  • Entrepreneur
  • Demonstrating initiative
  • Customer & market focus
  • Teamplayer
  • Building and maintaining relationships

If you are interested in this position, please apply before June 30th, 2024.

For questions about the position, please contact Francesc Molist (Manager R&D).
Telephone number: +31 (0)6-21857065


You lead, develop and implement the sustainability dossier

Schermafbeelding 2024-02-29 093258
Smart Agritech livestock farming.Farmer Hands using digital tabl
albert 2