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Vacancy

Ruminant Sales Specialist

The role
NWF Agriculture is recruiting Ruminant Sales Specialists in the North West, Central, and South-West of England.  The successful candidates will need to have extensive knowledge of UK agriculture, livestock farming and previous animal feed sales experience.  In addition to selling compound feeds, standard and bespoke blends, the successful candidate will work closely with the Trading Team to sell a variety of added-value products including straights, protected feeds, molasses, minerals, milk powder, supplements, seeds, fertiliser and silage additives.

  • Identify business opportunities to negotiate, sell and close on-farm deals to increase sales.
  • Provide advice on NWF’s extensive range of products.
  • Excellent communication skills with strong connections to the farming community.
  • Strong technical capability in ruminant nutrition required
  • Ability to solve nutritional problems and on-farm understanding of ruminant diets, milk records, costings, etc,
  • Good IT skills.
  • Full UK driving license.

The package
Extremely competitive salary, bonus, car, phone, laptop and other benefits. The remuneration package will reflect the experience and potential of the successful applicant.

How do I apply?
Please send your Curriculum Vitae and covering letter to careers@nwfagriculture.co.uk 

Vacancy

Regional Sales Executive (Telephone Based)

The role
NWF Agriculture is recruiting Sales Product Coordinators to work from our head office and production site at Wardle, Nantwich, Cheshire.  The role reports to the Third Party Product Manager to drive and support the sale of specific traded products nationally. The role requires new sales opportunities to be identified for selling to existing and potential customers working very closely with the NWF Sales Specialists.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for specific third party product sales including budget, campaigns, targets, performance and results.
  • Work with NWF Sales Specialists in all regions to increase the sales, volumes and margin.
  • Work with CSD to ensure follow up on product-specific monthly campaigns, ensure CSD are fully scripted on.
  • Develop marketing strategies to increase sales, measure success and adjust accordingly to achieve agreed targets.
  • Participate and be active in the company system of keeping customer records, sales planning, sales reporting, product knowledge etc.
  • Manage changes in product prices with manufacturers as they occur relaying price increase/decreases to national Sales Specialists.

Skills and knowledge

  • Confident on the telephone with the ability to identify sales opportunities, build good relationships and network at all levels
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, effective under pressure
  • Experience of in-house computer systems
  • Strong organisational and time management skills so that results are delivered and deadlines met
  • Enthusiastic, flexible, adaptable and resilient
  • Ability to collate, capture and record complex information with good attention to detail
  • Knowledge of the Agriculture and Farming industry

Experience

  • Previous experience of working in a sales role over the phone.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft programmes including excel and access.

The package
Extremely competitive salary and other benefits. The remuneration package will reflect the experience and potential of the successful applicant.

How do I apply?
Please send your CV and covering letter to adam.jenkinson@nwfagriculture.co.uk

Vacancy

Operations Administrator

The role
The Ops Administrator, reporting to the Operations Manager, will offer comprehensive administrative support, including managing cost orders, receipt of deliveries, and handling invoice inquiries. This role involves organizing and transferring contractors and suppliers’ documentation to meet compliance and audit standards. Daily tasks encompass running reports, dispatching open orders, scheduling bag orders, and maintaining filing systems as needed. Additionally, the Ops Admin will update communication channels with stock and job information, record safety documentation, and complete accident and incident reports. Monitoring staff holidays and generating routine stock reports is part of the administrative responsibilities. Lastly, the candidate will log and produce reports on customer returns to the mill and trends in complaints.

  • Monday to Friday working pattern (40 hours).
  • 28 Days Holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Company Pension

How do I apply?
Please send your CV and covering letter to careers@nwfagriculture.co.uk

Vacancy

Business Development Analyst

The role
We are looking for a business development analyst to join the central business team. The BDA will work closely with the Central Sales Director and Direct Sales Manager with a clear view of supporting Field Based and Direct Sales Teams with accurate and updated ledger performance and customer/prospect details. The candidate will be focused on central sales growth through account allocation, analysis and lapsed ledgers. The BDA will communicate with sales representatives, track lapsed account activity and assess account requirements which block business gain as well as contribute to events used to grow the company brand such as industry shows, open meetings, mill tours and adding value workshops.

The person will also be responsible for managing account allocation and area planning. The BDA will also engage with sales specialist to encourage high levels of CRM activity, organise and run pulse meetings to regularly review prospecting activity and success. The BDA’s responsibility will be to manage account and prospect lists for new sales representatives, track account/prospect activity for new starters to ensure successful business growth in a timely manner. The candidate will work with our Academy cohorts with a view to increase business gain and improve account management, including the growth of gap sales on currently trading accounts.

Skills and knowledge

  • Previous sales support or/and overall customer management role experience.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to prioritise.
  • Very good work ethics and business acumen.
  • Data analysis skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • IT literate including MS Office.

The package
Competitive salary and other benefits. The remuneration package will reflect the experience and potential of the successful applicant.

  • Competitive Salary
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays.
  • Additional leave purchase scheme.
  • Company Pension
  • After successful completion of probation period, this position will allow some home working flexibility as agreed with the Central Sales Director.

How do I apply?
Please send your CV and covering letter to careers@nwfagriculture.co.uk

NWF Academy

We believe that the highest level of advice, delivered in an applied and practical manner, is key to helping achieve a sustainable and profitable business for British farmers. Food production is becoming ever more critical to meet the growing demands of a global population increase. This requires the modern farmer to be efficient and profitable. Achieving this requires inputs from specialists in the industry, the aim of this academy is to produce the highest level of ruminant advisors to assist Britain’s farmers in developing a sustainable future.

The NWF Academy is designed to teach the feed advisors of the future, providing both a practical and academic process to help your sales and product knowledge and expertise. Each applicant will follow a program that will be monitored by a program coordinator, as well as this, each applicant will work with a mentor who will be an established on-farm advisor. Alongside this, you will also complete training with specialist suppliers, along with links to educational institutes.

For more information on the NWF Academy, click HERE.

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