Department: Sales Pig, Poultry & Speciality Homemix Nutrition UK
“It’s inspiring to work with colleagues in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, to find out how we can learn from each other and implement best practice to benefit both the business and our customers.”
Being the Commercial Manager of Homemix Nutrition I manage the UK team of Monogastric Commercial Nutritionists who support and give advice to pig and poultry customers who mill and mix their own feed on farm. I work alongside my team to ensure we are meeting the specific needs of each customer to add as much value as possible to their business. We do this by working alongside other departments to offer Total Feed solutions for our customers.
I also work with my colleagues in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, to find out how we can learn from each other and implement best practice which will benefit both our customers and the business.
No day is the same in my role but an average week consists of 121s with my team, business meetings, on farm visits, reviewing commercial activity and business performance. What makes my job so enjoyable is the people I work with, not only in my team but the wider Pig, Poultry, Speciality team.
ForFarmers is ambitious whilst maintaining strong core values of Sustainability and Partnership. These are highlighted in the Future of Farming promise. This is what makes ForFarmers unique.
Since starting with the business I have been on various training courses which cover a multitude of areas including sales training and a management development programme. I also had practical training on indoor and outdoor pig farms which was fundamental when starting out as a Commercial Nutritionist in this area. ForFarmers has various training Academies that are great.
However what I like the most is the fact ForFarmers provides so many opportunities for personal development and career progression both in the UK and on the continent, and that is why they are my employer of choice. However, it is up to the individual to open the doors and drive their progression by taking initiative and the opportunities when they arise. If you are that type of individual then ForFarmers is the employer for you.