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Trainee Livestock Buyer – Central Scotland

De Lacy Executive
Central Scotland
Dependent on experience
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

Job Details

This is your opportunity to start an exciting career in livestock procurement at one of the UK’s leading meat producers.

As a Livestock Buyer your role will be focused on procuring a set number of cattle and sheep required by the abattoir each week.

To be successful in this role you will need to be an effective communicator who can build relationships with suppliers and negotiate the purchase of their livestock. Additionally, you’ll need to be driven, well organised and able to meet strict procurement quotas.

To be considered for this position you must have commercial beef/sheep farming experience. Full training and support will be provided.

The role:

  • Build and maintain relationships with farmers and suppliers
  • Cattle grading
  • Negotiate purchase prices
  • Ensure consistent supply of cattle in line with procurement targets
  • Visit farms/suppliers
  • Ensure livestock deliveries are on schedule
  • 3 - 4 days per week working in the office
  • 1 - 2 days per week field based

About you:

  • Excellent understanding of beef/sheep production
  • Good communication skills
  • Organised and able to work under pressure
  • Target driven
  • UK driving licence


  • A competitive salary that reflects your experience
  • Company car
  • Bonus

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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