Trading & Procurement Specialist
As part of their continued investment strategy and succession planning our client, Heygates Ltd now requires a Senior Trading and Procurement specialist to lead & manage the procurement requirements for their extensive feed business and the trading of co-products for the milling division in the UK. Recognised for quality and having a long heritage in the agribusiness and food sectors, Heygates Ltd has a substantial range of companies providing innovative products to all of their chosen business sectors as well as gaining a significant reputation for adding value to their customers businesses.
Reporting directly to the Senior Executive Director, this role will be primarily responsible for the effective planning and execution of the procurement strategy for the business and leading the commercial development of the ex-farm procurement and co products trading businesses. Gathering, analysing and acting on market intelligence will be a key feature of the role as well as being an integral member of a cross functional team and working closely with all divisions of the business. A key area of this important role is to develop sustainable trading relationships with both customers, suppliers and growers. Once established, there are no barriers limiting the progression of this appointment to an even more senior level in the organisation as our Heygates are focussed on developing the people who will lead the business in the future.
To be successful you must be adept at identifying commercial opportunities and have at least three years’ experience of procurement or commodity trading markets. Strong analytical skills and having practical knowledge of the grain supply chain will be critical to the role. Experience in procurement or trading in other primary food-based commodities could also be considered. Above all else candidates must share our client’s passion for developing long term relationships, internal and external customer service to maximise returns in this dynamic and changing marketplace.
If you are currently working within the Agri -sector or related business and want the freedom to progress in a truly entrepreneurial business, please get in touch with Zaid Gulraiz at Eden Search & Select for a confidential discussion on 0203 795 7735 or email firstname.lastname@example.org