Cattle Procurement - South West England

Location
South West England
Salary
 A competitive salary and package including car will be offered based upon experience.
Posted
28 Aug 2020
Closes
25 Sep 2020
Ref
- LC064
Sector
Livestock
Job Type
Buyer
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We need a commercially focused individual who is passionate and experienced at working with livestock farmers in the south West of England. This livestock acquisition supply manager role is an opportunity for you to transfer your existing sales and commercial skills into fascinating sector with one of the UK's largest food supply chain businesses.

Key Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Seek source and acquire livestock in the right numbers of the right quality, in line with company requirements.
  • Develop new and maintain existing relationships with farmers, livestock agents and suppliers.
  • Ensure the livestock purchased meet production requirements.
  • Carry out farm visits offering advice on selection, breeding and nutrition to farmers.
  • Carry out tasks in accordance with current animal welfare legislation and company operating procedures at all times with regard to safe movements, handling and production.
  • Contribute to the recording and maintenance of slaughter information and data.
  • Ensure livestock deliveries are to schedule

The successful candidate will have proven experience and knowledge of UK livestock farming, perhaps from feed and other product sales areas. Ideally applicants will have excellent practical experience of livestock production and good working relationships with the farming community. It will be an advantage if you have livestock procurement or carcass classification experience.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good negotiating skills.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the UK livestock industry.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Team player.
  • Able to form on-going business relationships with farmers.

Remuneration: A competitive salary and package including car will be offered based upon experience.

Interested?

Please call Lauren Catherall on 01885 485527 or email an up to date copy of your CV (In Word Format) to lauren.catherall@delacyexecutive.co.uk

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