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Sales Director

Employer
United Feeds
Location
Belfast
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
8 Jun 2024

United Feeds is part of the Dale Farm Group and one of Northern Ireland’s largest feed companies with manufacturing facilities in Belfast and Dungannon.  The company has continued to grow its market share within the animal feeds sector through its technical expertise and quality product range. We would like to invite applications from candidates interested in joining our team to lead our Sales Function.

Sales Director (United Feeds Ltd)

About the Role

Reporting to the General Manager you will be responsible for delivering a strategy of profitability through the sales of animal feed, fertiliser and associated products through existing markets while capitalising on new business opportunities.  This is a high-profile management role within Dale Farm Group and we are looking for someone who has a real passion for the agri-food industry and a strong knowledge of local farming industry. 

Key responsibilities

  • Proactively lead, manage and motivate a team of nutritional sales advisors to increase market share in existing markets and maximise new business development opportunities.
  • Develop and implement a growth strategy in collaboration with the Senior Management Team to achieve the company's ambitious goals.
  • Collate sales and market data/trends alongside market intelligence to generate reports and updates to all relevant staff ensuring that the United Feeds remain at the forefront of the industry.
  • Set, monitor and review product pricing, margins and forecast alongside the General Manager.
  • Develop and drive a progressive marketing strategy for the business to propel growth.
  • Proactively engage with Agricultural and Industry Bodies to position United Feeds at the forefront of innovation and opportunities with specific focus on the sustainability and environmental agenda.

About You

You will be degree qualified ideally in an agriculture related discipline and have a minimum of 5 years commercial experience, with at least 2 of those successfully leading a team. A solid understanding of the local agri-food industry is essential. You will be dynamic and highly motivated with the energy, drive and ambition to make an impact in this competitive marketplace. Demonstrating a high-level of commercial acumen, you will have previous experience of developing and executing sales strategies, managing complex negotiations and have a data-driven approach. Strong interpersonal and presentation skills are a must and most importantly you must be a team player. Strong proficiency in IT, particularly in Microsoft Office applications is essential, as is a full current driving licence.

Why United Feeds?

We have a lot to offer at the Dale Farm Group, not only to our farmer members, but also to our employees and we are committed to fostering a culture of continuous learning and development for all.  In addition to a competitive salary commensurate with the role and the standard benefits you would expect such as 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and contributary company pension, we also offer:

  • Company car / Car allowance
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Private health insurance
  • Full support from our employee assistance programme
  • Life Assurance

We promote an open and supportive culture which is based on our core values

Teamwork  |  Positivity  |  Resolve  |  Ambition  |  Curiosity  | Accountability

You can find out more about our organisation on our LinkedIn and Facebook Career pages and on our company website where you will find the link to apply

www.linkedin.com/company/dale-farm-ltd/

www.facebook.com/DaleFarmCareers/

www.facebook.com/UnitedFeeds/

www.dalefarm.co.uk/careers.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Saturday 8th June 2024

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

Only applications from EU Nationals or those with a valid permit to work in the UK will be accepted

No unsolicited CVs from Agencies

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