Regional Manager Agriculture South West

The organisation carries out research, market analysis and supply chain activity in the UK agricultural sector. This is part of a new initiative to provide a local focus to those activities, specifically to deliver a number of objectives to help the financial performance of farming businesses.

Utilising the technical knowledge derived from research, you'll facilitate the practical implementation of that knowledge and best practice at farm level, and provide access to costing tools and market data to ensure that farmers are well placed to make the best purchasing and sales decisions. A background in farming, agrisales, agrimarketing or farm business management/consultancy would be advantageous.

Within your region your activities will focus on:

Identifying willing farming partners to showcase best practice for mutual benefit amongst interested farming groups.

Communicating examples of best practice aimed at demonstrating the improvements to be derived through innovation and improved cost awareness.

Establishing collaborative working between farmers and supply chain partners to find opportunities for efficiency improvements.

Promoting the use of the organisation's costing tools to better inform purchasing and selling decisions.

Championing the concerns and enquiries of farmers, generating an active dialogue to inform and shape the course of future research and market activity.

Extending an established network of interested farming business groups.

The maximum benefit for farmers from this initiative will be gained by accessing knowledge held by different partners in a variety of businesses and organisations. Familiarity with farming is essential. The successful candidate will have the ability to build relationships, combined with excellent communication and presentation skills.

Job Type : Permanent

Location : Bournemouth, Poole, Bath, Bristol, Taunton, Exeter, Truro, Torquay, Plymouth, Salisbury, Gloucester, Barnstaple

Salary : c.45000 + Car & Benefits

Date Advertised : 19 Feb 2013

Sorry, this position is no longer available.

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