Trainee Farm Trader

Type: Trainee
Region: East Midlands

We are looking for a Trainee Farm Trader to join the Frontier Agriculture commercial team, based in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire.

The purpose of the role will be to promote, manage and develop Frontiers services within an assigned sales area and to achieve agreed targets for both product volumes and profit margins.

This role will require time spent both out on farm with our customers and time in the Ruddington office to support trading activity.

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday per calendar year with option to purchase 5 more days
  • Dedicated Learning & Development team to support you and your career
  • Employee Assistance Program providing 24 hours support & advice in areas such as health and wellbeing for yourself, your family & friends (up to 5 people in total)
  • Increased Maternity, Paternity & Adoption leave benefits for eligible employees
  • Life Assurance scheme and pension plan with employer contributions of up to 7%
  • Cycle to Work Scheme, employee retail discount scheme and free eye test vouchers

  • We are looking for candidates who are already working in a sales / procurement environment and are looking to build a career in a different sector
  • Strong commercial acumen and awareness
  • Ability to build outstanding professional relationships with customers and colleagues
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • A high level of initiative with strong planning and organisational skills
  • The personal ambition, tenacity, and resilience to succeed in a sales/procurement role
  • FACTS qualification (would be an advantage but not essential)

As a Farm Trader your role will involve:

  • Purchasing Grain, Oilseeds and Pulses from our farmer customers both established and new
  • Selling Grain, Oilseeds and Pulses to consumers
  • Agreeing terms for grain storage and handling services with our customers
  • Helping to develop new contracts for Wells Agriculture customers
  • Manage and promote grain sampling services
  • Having knowledge of grain markets and provide advice on the most appropriate grain marketing strategies
  • Account Management services for both current and new customers
  • Advising and selling seed, fertilisers and other inputs and services to farmer customers and developing new sales opportunities
  • Providing cover for the Commercial Manager when they are out of office
  • Building a comprehensive knowledge of Wells Agricultures products and services
  • Supporting marketing campaigns & events throughout the year
  • Promoting, managing, and developing Frontiers business, products and services
  • Building strong relationships with colleagues from different product lines across the wider Frontier Agriculture business
  • Liaising closely with colleagues to identify opportunities with new customers and develop relationships with existing customers, supporting a joint working approach
  • Actively engaging in prospecting customers for Frontier

Frontier is a successful and growing business. We are the largest crop production and grain marketing company in the UK, with over 1,000 employees and a turnover of more than 1.5 billion.

With a vision to be the first-choice employer in UK agriculture, we are committed to delivering a culture where people are at the heart of our success.

Award winning for our commitment to people, we have been recognised by Great Place to Work institute since 2012 and we are proud to be ranked by them in the top 30 UK best large places to work.

Our business approach is underpinned by our core values Integrity, Customer focus and Expertise or ICE. These values support our whole philosophy and way of working and we are always looking to attract talented individuals with either industry knowledge or specialist skills that will help us deliver consistently to these values.

We have a clear commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity encouraging fairness and equality of treatment for all. As such we encourage applications from all backgrounds.

We recognise the value of a workforce in which people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to introduce fresh ideas and contribute to the business goals.

We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment with inclusive employment policies, such as progressive flexible working and parental policies.

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