Location
Sherburn in Elmet, UK
Job Function
Business Development / Commercial / Sales
Type
Permanent
Closing Date:
10 Feb 2023

The Role & Key Responsibilities

Job Title: Trader - Dairy

Location: Hybrid/Remote (With the requirement to be in the Sherburn office 1 - 2 times per month)

We are one of the largest suppliers of dried feeds and co-products to the UK dairy feed industry with exciting growth plans ahead. Are you passionate about the agricultural industry with experience within the animal feed sector across sales, procurement, nutrition or trading and looking for a new challenge? 

In this role you will proactively and profitably manage the sales portfolio of traded and product managed straights and commodities across the AB Dairy channels; ensuring the delivery of customer and business requirements with regard to service, communications, risk, cover, cost, working capital and overall gross margin. Using your knowledge and experience of the markets you will build relationships with customers, suppliers and our sales team to share market insights that will maximise sales opportunities contributing to increased product growth while acting as a trusted partner to meet customer needs.

If you are a strong communicator adept at building relationships with a good commercial awareness of buying and selling raw materials, we want to hear from you. This is a great opportunity to join a market leading, fast paced and growing business with the potential to progress and develop your career with a supportive and collaborative team. 

What you'll be doing: 

  • Manage the sale and supply planning across a portfolio of products including raw materials across the traded/product managed category.
  • Build and develop strong supplier relationships to drive collaborative sales opportunities which drive product growth.
  • Be the lead driver of sharing market and commercial insights with our sales teams and directly with our customer base.
  • Develop and maintain effective key customer relationships and be the contact across an agreed product area.
  • Work in liaison with the AB Dairy sales teams to maintain and grow the customer base, with particular focus on maximising volumes and contribution potential by account.
  • Manage the product sales and purchase contracts with integrity to meet the needs of customers and suppliers. 
  • Work closely with the supply, operations and logistics teams to support on time / in full customer delivery.

What you'll bring: 

  • An understanding of the fundamental drivers of the UK ruminant industry would be highly beneficial. Exposure to other similar markets such as animal feed, raw materials or the FMCG markets would also be considered. 
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Previous experience of working with suppliers and customers with a commercial awareness of markets, supply chain and changing prices
  • Strong problem solving, analytical and organisational skills with the drive to go above and beyond to deliver to our customers. 
  • We would consider a graduate or junior with emerging experience in this space.
In this exciting and varied role, every day will be different and you will gain the opportunity to drive growth and success for the business whilst building a great network and reputation for yourself. If this sounds like you, please don't hesitate to apply!

Location

This is predominantly a home based role, supporting customers with a national responsibility. The office location is Sherburn and we would need the successful candidate to be able to travel to the office 1 - 2 times per month with occasional travel to meet with customers, suppliers and attend meetings in our Peterborough office also. 

About The Company

Rewarding your passion

When you join us, you'll do meaningful work and be rewarded fairly for it. From annual salary reviews and incentive bonus, ongoing career development and enhanced family, financial and wellbeing benefits – these are just some of the ways we reward you - from day one. 

About us

We’re AB Agri, part of Associated British Foods (ABF plc) and we’re passionate about feeding the world responsibly and affordably by making quality animal feed, creating nutrition and technology-based products, and offering data services for the agri-food industry.  What sets us apart is how we delight our customers - and that’s because of great people like you.  People with different life experiences who share common values. Together we’re building a fair, innovative and inclusive culture. 

As a Disability Confident employer, we’re committed to ensuring our application and recruitment processes work for everyone so if you need any additional support (like alternative formats for your application, bringing a support dog to the offices, a sign language interpreter - or anything else) just let us know.

Application Notes

We hope you feel that AB Agri is somewhere you can thrive and so we’d love to hear from you. We get a lot of applications for our roles and sometimes need to close the process early so register your details and upload your CV via our careers website as soon as you can – it will only take a few minutes.

When you do, we’ll ask you some equal opportunities questions just to ensure our recruitment process is inclusive – or show us areas we can improve. This information is anonymised, separate from your application and is never seen by the hiring panel. You can choose not to answer these questions and this won’t affect your application.

Apply today or contact our recruitment team for more information.

Agencies and media sales

AB Agri group politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We don’t accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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