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Trainee Blend Technical Manager - Ruminant Feed: Northern England (Homebased)

De Lacy Executive
Northern England (Homebased)
Competitive salary package to reflect your skills and experience + annual bonus + vehicle
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

Job Details

This is an opportunity to break into the animal feed sector. If you have a strong technical understanding of ruminant feed together with a good commercial head, make your mark and develop your career with a market-leading, international manufacturer.

The company is a household name in animal feed with a comprehensive product range. There will be opportunities to complete industry qualifications (e.g. FAR) for the right person alongside gaining valuable commercial exposure.

You will supported in your professional development to become the technical advisor to the sales team as well as to technical professionals. A key focus will be assisting the Blends team in formulations, pricing and the wider achievement of commercial objectives.

 Key functions:

• To work closely with Account Managers / Sales Managers in optimising blend sales across the area.

• To be able to formulate blends and pricing accordingly.

 • Liaise with The Technical Team to ensure the product portfolio is maximised and differentiated in the marketplace where possible.

 • Create a business plan which will deliver the budgeted volumes by working closely with The Blend Team and Sales Managers.

• Provide information on the sales area, campaigns and markets to your line manager and the sales teams.

 • Implement the company’s Health and Safety and Environmental policy.


• Knowledge and (ideally) professional experience within the animal feed sector

• A relevant degree is preferred, but not essential

• Ability to build relationships with customers

• Sound technical grounding in ruminant feed

What you can expect:

• Competitive salary package to reflect your skills and experience + annual bonus + vehicle

• Private medical insurance

• 27 days of annual leave + Bank Holidays

To apply:

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Jon Handley on: Office 01885 485522 or e-mail your CV and covering letter to

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.


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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