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 - Dried Feeds, 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 procurement and trading? Do you have experience of managing trading positions for key commodities with the ability to minimise risk? If so we want to hear from you!  

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 strong relationships with our suppliers to drive collaborative sales opportunities which result in product growth. You will also work closely with the Business Development team to identify, position and deliver new products in to our various sales channels.
 
This role will be a critical and valued part of the team that will contribute to mentoring and supporting the development and training of the overall trading team to take the team to the next level. As we continue to grow at pace in the dairy market, this will be a great opportunity to progress and develop your career with us. 
 
What you'll be doing: 
  • Manage the trading positions of a portfolio of key commodities within the risk management structure of the business.
  • Build and develop strong supplier relationships to drive collaborative sales opportunities which drive product growth.
  • Develop and maintain effective key customer relationships and be the main contact across the Dried Feed portfolio for them.
  • Plan and drive campaign based sales days as markets dictate, engaging and leading with the sales teams in this.
  • Manage the product sales and purchase contracts with integrity to meet the needs of customers and suppliers.
  • Work closely with the central procurement team to maintain up to date and high quality market insight through an analysis of supply, demand, market fundamentals and technical market movements.
  • Work closely with the supply, operations, business development, sales and logistics teams to support and expand on time / in full customer delivery.

What you'll bring: 

  • An understanding of the commercial drivers within the UK ruminant industry or similar experience within raw materials, animal feed and FMCG industries
  • Commodity market and trading experience with a strong understanding of suppliers, markets, technical and fundamental analysis.
  • Practical commercial experience and entrepreneurial flair with a demonstrable track record of achieving targets.
  • The ability to interpret market data & emerging trends.
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills with suppliers, customers and across the business with key stakeholders and internal departments such as sales, operations and supply chain. 
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 suppliers and 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 some travel to meet with suppliers, customers and attend various networking events and meetings across the UK. 

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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