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L041 - Farm Trader (Trainee Considered) - Aberdeenshire

De Lacy Executive is looking for a Farm Trader to promote, manage and develop business, products and services in and around Aberdeenshire. 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.

De Lacy Executive is looking for a Farm Trader to promote, manage and develop business, products and services in and around Aberdeenshire. 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.

Salary; A competitive salary and car will commensurate with experience and relevant qualifications.

Interested? Please e-mail your enquiry or CV to lauraedwards@delacyexecutive.co.uk or phone Laura Edwards on 01885 485 529 for a completely confidential discussion or for more information. Please note that this advertisement is not a job description. De Lacy Executive is an Approved member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which promotes high standards in recruitment practice and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office, complying with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

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Summary

  • Ref: L041
  • Type: Farm trader, Trainee - General - For subsequent management roles
  • Salary: A competitive salary and car will commensurate with experience and relevant qualifications.
  • Location: UK. Willing to relocate to most UK locations, SCOTLAND,