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Potato trader, fieldsman, or potato buyer to work for well established potato business selling high quiality products to both UK and overseas client base.

Our client is a well-established and successful potato packer and exporter and they are now seeking an experienced potato buyer, or potato trader, to join their busy office based team. The business is at the forefront of supplying premium branded produce to customers in the UK and overseas.

Graduate Trainees, with some agricultural sector work experience and commercial awareness, will also be considered.

Essential duties will include:

Buying potatoes from growers and existing suppliers - including farm visits.

Contacting and developing new suppliers.

Selling produce to established customers in the UK and overseas.

Building on existing customer relations and developing new ones.

Some involvement in the administration, logistics and shipping side of the business.

The Candidate:-

Some experience and proven track record within the Potato sector - either from a trading or productions background.

Enthusiasm and passion.

Sound understanding of farmers, potato growing and farming.

Happy to deal with contact along the whole supply chain from grower to trader to hauliers and shippers.

Sound commercial acumen including negotiating skills and cost awareness

Excellent communication skills

Up to date IT skills.

Attention to detail.

Spanish language skills would be an advantage but are not essential.

Location: Office based in ESSEX - please call Margaret for the precise location

Salary: Excellent salary package plus car, available depending on experience and qualifications.

Please call Margaret Wilkinson for a confidential discussion about this opportunity on 07875 197231 / 01885 485526 or email your CV to

Thank you.

Please note that this advertisement is not a job description and you should satisfy yourself about the full details at interview.

Please be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence. Absolutely none of your details will be passed to a third party without your prior permission.

De Lacy Executive, established in 2000, is the recruitment specialist in the Agri-Business and Land-based Business Sectors. Experienced practical and allied trade agriculturalists who have developed a recruitment practice based on high ethical standards. Approved member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which oversees recruitment practice. Registered and complies with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

This job has now been closed.


  • Added: 2nd March 2016
  • Ref: M553
  • Type: Buyer, Fieldsman, Sales B2B
  • Salary: Excellent salary package plus car