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Trainee Livestock Buyer - South West

De Lacy Executive
South West England
Competitive salary that reflects experience
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

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

Job Details

Are you a driven and ambitious person who is looking to grab a trainee position with both hands?

Positions like this do not come up often, particularly on the current market. This is your opportunity to learn from the best, in an established and renowned business that has been working in the sector for decades. Our client has an impeccable reputation which has been nurtured and developed over many years of providing exceptional products and working with strong business principles.

This business focus on the procurement of cattle to process and distribute through its recourses and outlets. You will be working at the forefront of the business, out on farm viewing stock, providing advice and support to farmers. You will need to be someone with a strong understanding of cattle and excellent relationship building skills, someone with a true affinity for the livestock sector.

You will need to be someone with a strong livestock background, particularly beef cattle but sheep experience is also desirable. You could be someone from a practical background looking to get into procurement or perhaps someone working in sales and looking for an exciting new challenge - I am keen to hear from you.

Job Role – what you would be doing

  • Working closely with your procurement manager
  • 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.


Salary package is dependent on experience.

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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