Agri Commercial Manager
As Agri commercial manager, you will be responsible for managing and developing White’s oat supply chain to ensure it continues to deliver the best quality & value for our customers. Building and maintaining relationships with our growers is really important to us and it will be part of your role to nurture and grow these relationships. You will also be responsible for leading and implementing our farm sustainability strategy, You should also be commercially-driven and will have a clear focus on developing and building our oat mill co-product business.
Oat supply & farm sustainability strategy
Oat supply chain development, grower/supplier relationship management
Oat mill Co-product sales & business market development
Reporting to the Managing Director the successful candidate will be responsible for delivering the oat supply & farm sustainability strategy for the business along with co-product sales and business development.
You will be responsible for managing all commercial aspects of the oat supply chain including purchasing & planning the oat requirements for the mill. Selling and developing new markets for oat mill co-products, developing & delivering oat supply chain including sustainability strategy, grower contract management, agronomy & research support.
You will be joining an ambitious and motivated senior leadership team who are on a mission to develop the business and fulfil on the company purpose of – unlocking the power of oats for a better world.
Join a team who values autonomy, ownership and looking to new ideas as we seek to grow in this incredibly exciting space, a team who is committed to building our ‘growth’ culture, working collaboratively and innovatively as we continue our ambitious growth journey, instilling a fun environment and a great place to work along the way.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in a commercial role ideally within in the Agri food or ancillary industries with a passion for farming and food production. You will possess a strong commercial awareness in buying and or selling within the agri-food industries and have a firm knowledge in supply chain management.
Passionate about developing sustainable food supply chains and tackling the key sustainability challenges of our time including grower viability, carbon reduction and biodiversity increase.
You will have the ability to lead -identifying needs and initiating innovate solutions to tackle key supply chain challenges.
Your own personal values will match those of the company – Trust, Willingness, Focus, Respect and Support.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent leadership interpersonal and organisational skills.
5 years’ experience in a commercial role– ideally within the agri food industry;
An agricultural or food background with the ability to display good practical knowledge of the arable sector.
Track record in developing commercial partnerships
Preference will be given to candidates:
With experience of applying LEAN or continuous improvement principals to the food supply chain;
With a third level qualification in related discipline e.g Agriculture or business degree
With working Knowledge and experience of quality assurance systems, e.g. Red Tractor; Soil Association Organic