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Home based
Closing Date:
30 May 2019

Business Development Manager - UK

The Role & Key Responsibilities

The aim of this role is to form a key part of our succession plans as we seek to ensure the continued success of our people-driven, market leading business.

The individual will be a key member of the commercial team responsible for driving the business’s future growth plans.

Key Responsibilities

  • Account development - Identify and develop potential new customers on a national basis through their own or joint initiative with our distribution partner (ABN).

  • Account management - Work with existing clients to maintain and grow business through successful identification of client nutritional needs and commercial requirements.

  • Support and training - Support our distribution partners by giving practical, technical and commercial guidance in account / prospect management.

  • Key Account Management - Coordinate the business interface with a number of the Top 20 key business accounts and prospects.

  • Work with the technical team ensure the coordination of farm trials and ensure technical information from the market is fed back to the technical team.

  • Business representation at technical and farmer meetings / on industry / pig related bodies / groups as required.

Skills & Experience
    • Significant pig industry and commercial experience in a feed or allied business.

    • Practical pig production / management skills / knowledge.

    • Understanding the pig customer / pig industry and anticipating their needs is crucial

    • Ability to collect and disseminate information to the technical team.

    • The applicant would need the industry knowledge to be able to perform the role objectives

    • Role would involve extensive UK travel, across the key pig farming areas of the UK.

  • Location can generally be flexible, with some home or office (Peterborough, Melmerby or Rugeley) based time to ensure a high level of customer service and business development is maintained

About The Company

Primary Diets is a dedicated manufacturer and supplier of specialist piglet pre-starter and starter feeds, delivering across Europe. The business has a reputation for high quality and high performance diets to maximise post-weaning performance. Primary Diets is part of AB Agri, an animal nutrition and agricultural services business, part of Associated British Foods plc. For more information please go to http://www.primarydiets.com/.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and seek to attract, develop and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. We’re committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly, and with respect and dignity throughout the recruitment process.

Should you be successful after application, to be moved forward for an interview, please discuss with your AB Agri contact any reasonable adjustments to the interview process that you may require.

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