We are looking for a Farm Trader to join the Midlands Frontier commercial team, based in Witham St Hughs on a temporary, full-time basis, for 12 months. A background in sales is not essential as we are looking for people with a strong interest in agriculture who will integrate and be a key member of the Midlands team. Full training will be provided.

The Benefits

  • 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

About You

  • Strong interest in the agricultural 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 role.
  • FACTS qualification (would be an advantage but not essential).

Your Role

As a Farm Trader your role will involve:

  • Building a comprehensive knowledge of Frontier’s products and services.
  • Promoting, managing, and developing Frontier’s business, products and services.
  • Having knowledge of grain markets and provide advice on the most appropriate management strategies.
  • Purchasing Grain, Oilseeds and Pulses from our farmer customers both established and new, agreeing terms for grain storage and handling services, if required.
  • Advising and selling seed, fertilisers and other inputs and services to farmer customers and developing new sales opportunities.
  • Building strong relationships with experienced commercial managers, developing commercial understanding alongside technical knowledge.
  • 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.

About Us

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.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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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