Business Development Manager - Agriculture (can be home-based)

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: Agriculture, Farming, Machinery, Technical & Engineering, Agro-Chemicals, Fertilisers & Seeds
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Indicative starting salary - £40k per annum plus agreed commission structure
Contact name: Louise Palmer

Contact email:
Job ref: 15831LP
Published: 15 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Business Development Manager - Agriculture (can be home-based)

4Recycling Ltd

​4R Group are seeking an enthusiastic and talented agricultural business development professional to take our rapidly expanding specialist farm services in nutrient management, health and safety and farm assurance to the next level.

At 4R, our ethos is help and support farmers navigate ever-changing regulatory and assurance requirements, identifying cost-effective and achievable changes needed on farm and being there on hand providing crucial support throughout the year. In 2018, 4R Reassurance was born, providing friendly, non-judgemental, no-obligation support to farmers in all matters relating to health and safety, soil and crop nutrient management planning and assurance scheme requirements. All of our farm support packages are bespoke, tailored to meet the needs of each individual client and their businesses. Our market opportunity for growth is both large and diverse with a cross section of clients from family farms to supermarket chains.

We are therefore looking for a business development professional, with experience in agriculture and farming to take the reins on this key role, ensuring that our business model reflects the diversity of customers and being responsible for shaping its direction and delivery of growth going forward. The role will primarily focus on the development and growth of our existing 4R Reassurance services but will also involve delivery of some technical elements during peak times.

The successful candidate will therefore be adaptable and proactive, have excellent relationship management skills, and be able to effectively communicate with colleagues, customers and key project stakeholders. A self-motivated leader, with an appetite for growth and excellent time and resource management skills is a must. FACTS and/or BASIS qualifications and a technical understanding of crop/soil fertilisation requirements would be a significant advantage. The role will require frequent travel, comprising of farm visits, events, field-based and office-based work.

Location: Home based (or office-based if location suits)

Contract: Full-time (40 hours per week)

Duration: Permanent

Salary: Indicative starting salary - £40k per annum plus agreed commission structure

Benefits: Company car, pension, healthcare, Sage benefits scheme, discretionary bonus and a great working culture

Travel: Frequent UK travel

Main duties will include;

  • Develop and grow the 4R Reassurance business services, including farm health and safety, nutrient management planning and assurance scheme support

  • Develop and deliver a business growth strategy, to expand the geographical reach of services and grow 4R Reassurance’s customer base

  • Be responsible for and champion the 4R Reassurance’s public profile and brand, including marketing, social media and exhibiting at relevant agricultural events

  • Provide technical support and technical delivery of 4R Reassurance services during peak times

  • Provide on-farm operational and technical support as required

  • Reporting to General Manager

Preferred skills and experience required;

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in business development, with proven track record and experience in agricultural/farming sector

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience in agricultural related discipline

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills

  • Ability to work flexibly, manage and work independently and/or in a team environment

  • Presenting and/or exhibiting at workshops, shows and other public events

  • IT proficient

  • Full Clean UK Driving License

  • FACTS qualified and/or BASIS registered would be a strong advantage

If potential applicants would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Nigel Box (

If you have the required skills and experience and wish to apply for this position, please click on the 'Apply Now' button.

***Overseas applicants - please note that this job is not sponsored, so DO NOT apply unless you have the legal right to live and work in the UK AND are currently residing in the UK***