Technical Application Manager – Animal Feed Additives

Discipline: Agriculture, Farming, Veterinary, Animal Health & Equestrian
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££65,000 - £75,000 Dependent on experience
Contact name: Jemma Snow

Contact email: Jemma@AgriFJ.co.uk
Job ref: 14536JS
Published: 18 days ago

JOB TITLE: Technical Application Manager – Animal Feed Additives

LOCATION OF JOB: United Kingdom and Ireland

THE COMPANY:

My clients have grown over the years into an international company with a strong presence in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.

The company refines organic acids and its salts at their production sites. These products are used in the animal feed industry. They have a worldwide distribution network of their products.

To support the Groups growing feed business unit, my clients require a highly motivated and independent working Technical Application Manager to sell animal feed additives within the UK & Irish feed markets. The products include a range of silage additives, feed preservatives and feed additives.

THE INDUSTRY:

Livestock Nutrition, Ruminant, Monogastric, Farm, Animal, Nutrition, Silage, Feed, Preservatives, Additives, Technical, Sales, Customer Service.

THE JOB ROLE DETAILS:

To support and enhance the Group’s growing feed business unit, by fostering and developing relationships with customers, suppliers, and other partners.

Be a developer of solutions. Demonstrate the ability to identify problems and implement long-term solutions. Identify and drive actions for continuous improvement.

Be flexible in your approach to duties in accordance with the requirements of the business.

AIM OF THE ROLE:

Possess a strong understanding of my client’s products, their competition in the industry and positioning.

Understand the target markets, including industry, company, project, company contacts and which market strategies can be used to attract clients.

Research prospective accounts in targeted markets, pursue leads and follow through to a successful agreement.

Understand the needs of your customers and be able to respond effectively with a plan of how to meet these.

Carry out sales forecasts and analysis and present your findings to the senior management.

Follow the latest industry developments and stay up to date on competitors.

Think strategically by seeing the bigger picture and setting aims and objectives to develop and improve the business.

Work strategically by carrying out necessary planning to implement operational changes.

Report on and support reasons for spending monthly.

Be an active member of my client’s sales team.

Maintain professionalism and integrity, without exception.

Be an ambassador for my client’s organisation.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Safety, Health & Environment

For self and others, ensure compliance to all relevant Health, Safety, Welfare and Environmental regulations, legislation, and Company requirements without exception.

People Management – Developing Self & Others

Work with and support your own as well as other departments within the business to achieve the organisational objectives.

Communicate clearly and concisely to others, whether written or verbal, in order that expectations are understood.

Coordinate the organising of resources to make things happen.

Take an active interest in personal development, recognising your own strengths and weaknesses and areas for improvement.

Take responsibility for ensuring own development needs are reviewed and met.

Seek and respond to feedback.

Budget Management

Prepare and control the department budget.

Prepare and present cost/benefit analysis.

Report on and support reasons for spending monthly.

General

Routinely manage your workload and ensure actions are completed within the required timescales.

For self and others, ensure compliance with all internal processes and procedures and routinely identify and implement document review as and when necessary, to ensure appropriateness and effectiveness.

Respect and support the decisions and work of colleagues.

Admit failure or mistake openly without apportioning blame elsewhere.

IDEAL PERSON SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

MUST be qualified in the field of animal nutrition and/or veterinary medicine.

MUST have demonstrable experience of working within the animal feed industry.

MUST be willing to travel throughout UK and Ireland and abroad as necessary.

MUST be willing to work outside of “normal” working hours should the job require it.

MUST hold a full driver licence.

MUST be data driven and a self-starter.

MUST have an excellent understanding of the English Language, both verbal and written.

MUST have excellent Project Management skills.

MUST have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

MUST have excellent PC skills, including MS Office software.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES

Practice business relationships that are based on responsibility and on long-term and mutual interests to all stakeholders, respecting the following Company core values:

Safety First: Always.

Communicate clearly and have a willingness to listen.

Take pride in what and how you do things.

Deliver what you promise.

Build relationships that are based upon openness and honesty.

Show respect for each other, property, and the environment.

Promote teamwork and cooperation at all levels.

SALARY PACKAGE:

37.5hrs Monday – Friday.

Home / Office / Field based.

Approx. 50% of working time with be travelling within UK and Ireland.

Company car provided.

Annual salary £69,000 dependent on experience.

25 days holiday +8 Bank holidays +1 per every 5 years length of service up to a max of 5 extra days.

Pension contributions: Max 6% employer, min 4% employee.

Life Assurance.

Group Income Protection.

Employee Assistance Programme.

How to apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to;Jemma@AgriFJ.co.uk

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