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S173 - Farm Trader - South West

We are looking for a Farm Trader to promote, manage and develop business, products and services in and around the South West region. This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UKs largest grain marketing companies with a fantastic support network and the opportunity to keep developing an area that is key to grain procurement within the UK.

We are looking for a Farm Trader to promote, manage and develop business, products and services in and around the South West region. This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the UKs largest grain marketing companies with a fantastic support network and the opportunity to keep developing an area that is key to grain procurement within the UK.

Responsibilities:

To buy Grain, Oilseeds and Pulses from farmer customers both established and new.

To negotiate sales and purchase contracts within the price range and terms established by grain traders and the company.

To plan and manage work time to maximise contact with existing and potential customers.

To manage the Credit Ledger for own sales area/customer base including collection of overdue debts.

To use business information and technical knowledge to maximise the potential of each customer.

To sell seed, fertilisers and other inputs and services to farmer customers both established and new.

To coordinate the sampling and testing of commodities for purchase.

To keep up to date with competitor activity and information and report on as appropriate.

To prepare and agree an annual business plan for each crop year.

To attend all relevant internal/external and customer meetings.

Requirements:

Demonstrated commercial awareness.

Ability to build and develop business relationships.

Good levels of literacy and numeracy.

The ability to communicate with impact at every level.

Demonstrated problem solving ability.

Good attention to detail.

Intermediate Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills.

Excellent organisational and time management skills.

Ideally experience of working in an arable farm sales environment.

Understanding of arable agriculture.

BASIS or FACTS qualified, would be advantageous.

Likely to be educated to degree level, but not a prerequisite depending on experience.

Very self motivated and tenacious.

Flexible approach to work and managing changing priorities.

An effective team player.

Extremely competitive salary will commensurate with experience and relevant qualifications.

Interested to apply or to know more? Please call Sarah Milburn on 01885 485 527 or email: sarahmilburn@delacyexecutive.co.uk

Please be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence. Any details you provide will be securely retained and will not be passed to a third party without your prior permission. Please note that this advertisement is not a job description and you should satisfy yourself about the full details at interview. De Lacy Executive is the recruitment specialist in the Agri-Business, Agri-Food and Land-based Business Sectors. It was established in 2000. The team of consultants consists of experienced practical and supply trade agriculturalists who have developed a recruitment practice based on high ethical standards. De Lacy Executive is the only agricultural recruitment consultancy approved as a member of the Recruitment and Employment.

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Summary

  • Ref: S173
  • Type: Farm trader
  • Salary: Extremely competitive salary will commensurate with experience and relevant qualifications.
  • Location: UK. Willing to relocate to most UK locations, SW ENGLAND, SOUTH,