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Farm Business Manager

Scotgrain Agriculture
Fife and Perthshire
Competitive Salary Package
Closing date
11 Apr 2024

Farm Business Manager
Sector: Merchanting
Job Type: Manager, Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time- 9 am to 5pm 

Who we are
As a merchanting partner of Bairds Malt, Scotgrain Agriculture plays a critical role in supplying some of Scotland’s best malting barley to many of Scotland’s leading distilleries and breweries. while also ensuring guaranteed supply chain for growers throughout Scotland.

Beyond the barley, Scotgrain also work with growers across a range of all combinable crops, providing seed, fertiliser, agronomy and grain marketing services. Scotgrain are a leading Agricultural Merchant covering supply of arable inputs, agronomy, procurement & marketing of grains, oilseeds and pulses.

We celebrate our people and we work together to deliver on what we promise.  We are focused on developing a skilled workforce and encouraging diversity of both people and thinking.

The role
The primary objective of the jobholder is to assist with the ex-farm procurement of malting barley and other grains in addition to the profitable sale of agricultural inputs to growers whilst maintaining an acceptable farm debt profile. If qualified they will be required to offer agronomy services to the Scotgrain customer base for all types of crops.

Key responsibilities

  • Maximise the procurement of grain from grower base by means of forward contracts and spot purchasing techniques.
  • Maximise the sale of agricultural supplies in a profitable mix as defined by the company and by regional/climactic factors.
  • To feedback market information to the product management function in a timely manner.
  • To maintain an acceptable debt profile in line with the requirements of the company’s credit control policy.
  • To source new business within regional area of responsibility or as directed by the company.
  • To provide technical information and services to grower base.
  • To co-operate in developing and achieving realistic budgets/targets which relate to the company’s business plan and budget and recognising them as fundamental to the company in aggregate with colleagues’ performance.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships and communication with other Scotgrain and Bairds Malt personnel.
  • Establish working relationships with Scotgrain Agriculture Limited customers and suppliers of arable inputs

Who we are looking for



  • Computer literate with good understanding of MS Office.
  • Good knowledge of agriculture and arable cropping but training will be given, if required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a confident approach trading directly with farmers.
  • Flexible outlook.
  • Willing to work as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated and able to work alone.
  • Clean driving license and held a full license for a minimum of 2 years.



  • FACTS and BASIS qualifications are beneficial but not a pre-requisite and full training will be given to an individual willing to undertake these qualifications.

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