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Experienced Farm Trader - Feed & Raw Materials: Homebased with National Coverage

De Lacy Executive
Homebased, with National Coverage
Competitive salary (reflecting skills and experience) + robust commission scheme
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

Job Details

As a seasoned agricultural trader, play a central role in establishing this international manufacturer in the ruminant feed marketplace.

You'll be free from any constraints and empowered to approach any potential customers you deem necessary. The commodity trading department works alongside all key stakeholders, internally and externally. Ultimately, you'll be communicating directly with the end user, the farmer.

A key focus of the role will be to develop the company's straights trading operation in order to increase market share in the ruminant feed (primarily dairy) sector. 

The role is homebased while also positioning you at the centre of this reputable company.  

Key accountabilities:

- Manage straights commodity positions

-  Enhance returns/opportunities with position taking such as spreads, long, short etc

- Work across business functions (e.g. with manufacturing, logistics, commercial teams) to optimise efficiency within the straights trading operation

-  Develop relationships with the principal local contacts in the raw material supply industry

 - Keeping up to speed with market events and conditions  (i.e. prices, weather, economic changes, shippers updates,  currency etc)

- Focused prospecting

- Problem solving around logistical matters, invoice enquiries

- Processing sales orders and purchases

- Attend all relevant industry events and commercial meetings


- Relevant professional qualification

- Substantial, proven experience trading animal feed products

- Existing ledger 

- Demonstrable ability to sell to farmers

- Clear negotiation and communication skills

- Flexibility to attend meetings and events where necessary 

- Valid driving licence

What you can expect:

- Competitive salary (reflecting skills and experience) + robust commission scheme

- Private medical insurance

- Excellent pension provision including enhanced benefits after 12 months

- 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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