Farm Trader (experienced or trainee)

Location Lincolnshire
Discipline: Agriculture, Farming, Food & Fresh Produce
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £An attractive remuneration package including a variety of social benefits like subsidized health & fitness offers
Contact name: Louise Palmer

Contact email:
Job ref: 14687LP
Published: about 1 year ago
Startdate: ASAP

Farm Trader for ADM

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom


Job Description

Farm Trader (experienced or trainee)

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over.

ADM Agriculture are recruiting for two Farm Traders, either established or trainees to expand our Farm Trading team in the South of England. Trainees will initially be based at our Head office at Hemswell, Lincolnshire for a minimum of one year to support their training and development. Thereafter, there may be a possibility of hybrid working (office/home).  

Your Responsibilities

  • Responsible for purchasing combinable crops and selling quality seed and fertiliser products along with promoting ADM Agriculture’s quality technical services to farmers. 

  • To manage and support existing accounts along with building relationships and procuring business with new accounts.

  • To purchase grain, oilseeds and pulses from farmer customers trading with existing accounts and developing new business.

  • To negotiate contracts with farmers within the terms and price range given by ADM Traders.

  • To sell seed and fertiliser products to both existing accounts and procuring new business.

  • Actively promote campaigns in liaison with the Retail department.

  • To follow up on business enquiries providing outstanding customer service.

  • To utilise company information and promote technical services to farmers.

  • To manage workload effectively to maximise account and business potential.

  • To become BASIS and FACTS qualified (within 2 years)

Your Profile

  • Being target driven and determined to grow a successful career in a competitive business.

  • To be dedicated to develop your knowledge of combinable crops, OSR, pulses and their uses/markets.

  • Following training – familiarity of the concept and desired outcome for farm trading business.

  • To gain understanding of AIC and FOSFA grain contracts.

  • Awareness of seed varieties and dressings.

  • Knowledge of fertiliser types and their uses.

  • Arable farming understanding.

  • Ability to build relationships and utilise strategic sales in maximizing farm trading ledger and business.

  • Experienced in the use of Microsoft IT software – Outlook, Word, Excel and utilising skills into using bespoke systems.

  • Demonstrates an excellent level of commercial awareness.

  • Ability to engage and influence others.

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to interact and build relationships effectively, both internally and externally.

Job Description

Our Offer

  • Challenging tasks, short decision-making processes and a high level of personal responsibility in a modern work environment with flexible work time models.

  • Room for innovative thinking and growth with the possibility to manage your own career path.

  • A company culture which promotes continuous learning and diversity.

  • Excellent career opportunities in a world leading nutrition company.

  • An attractive remuneration package including a variety of social benefits like subsidized health & fitness offers.

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    We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and value diversity at our company. If you feel this job is for you, unlock your potential and apply now online informing us about your earliest possible entry date and salary expectation.

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