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Beef Cattle Buyer - South West

De Lacy Executive
South West England
Competitive Salary based on experience
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Livestock, Trading & Purchasing
Job Type
Buyer, Sales, Trader
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

A career defining and exciting opportunity for a Livestock Buyer to join a successful and renowned meat producer.

Our client is based in SW England and is a national, reputable and innovative business. They have built their reputation over many years through providing a quality product and sound business practices. The company is focused on buying cattle to process and distribute through its various brands and outlets.

Reporting directly to the Directors and as part of the procurement team, you will be responsible for the co-ordination of procurement of cattle, in line with volume, specifications.

The successful candidate will have proven experience and knowledge of UK livestock farming. 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. You may well have come from a farm background and developed your commercial skills through sales in animal feed, for example. 

The Role:

  • You will be regularly out on farms to view stock and provide advice, enabling you to build effective, long lasting relationships with the farmers and producers.
  • Carry out farm visits offering advice on selection and breeding to farmers.
  • Working to the EUROP beef classification scheme.
  • You will be in the office approx. 50% of the time, working on forecasts with the rest of the team.
  • Maintain strong relationships with existing suppliers and building new business with new suppliers.
  • You will be covering the whole of SW England but you may also be buying from and visiting farmer suppliers outside of that area.
  • 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.

You Will:

  • Have great knowledge of Beef production and ideally the meat industry.
  • Be a great communicator who can thrive in a team environment.
  • Be confident to build effective internal and external business relationships.
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Have sound commercial ability with experience in negotiation
  • Be driven, target focused and have a high attention to detail.
  • Hold a full UK driving license.

Remuneration: A competitive Salary, car allowance and performance related bonus will be available for the right candidate.

How do I apply?

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Harry Porter on: 01885 485524 or e-mail your CV and covering letter To Thank you.

De Lacy Executive will upload your CV to our database and retain some data about you in order to process your application.

More information about our processing activities can be found at .

Please be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence and your details will not be passed to a third party without your prior permission. Please note that this advertisement is not a job description and you should satisfy yourself about the full details at interview.

De Lacy Executive is an Approved member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which promotes high standards in recruitment practice, and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office. De Lacy Executive complies with all relevant data protection legislation.


De Lacy Executive is the professional Agri-Business recruitment consultancy.

Since 2000 we have been recruiting within the agriculture, horticulture, fruit, fresh produce, primary food and other rural sectors in the UK and Internationally. We arguably have the largest database of candidates and regular employer clients.

In this period we have been privileged to help countless companies and jobseekers to achieve their employment goals.

We engage at all levels from trainee through to senior executive and in disciplines from production to technical and commercial.

Our team of nine is friendly, knowledgeable and experienced. We welcome your enquiries and offer our very best advice and service whatever the employment situation.

Most of us are agriculturalists by upbringing and education and have experience of working in the sector we serve before entering the recruitment industry.  We are well trained in recruitment practice and De Lacy Executive is the only Agricultural Recruitment business to be Approved by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation which promotes high standards within the recruitment industry.

We maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and are registered and conform to the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

 “Integrity, Knowledge and Confidentiality”.

We look forward to hearing from you.

De Lacy Executive Ltd. Suite 7, Malvern Gate, Bromwich Road, Worcester WR2 4BN

Tel: 01885 483440. E mail:

Company info
01885 483440
Suite 7
Malvern Gate
Bromwich Road

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