“I joined ForFarmers nearly two years ago in May 2018. ForFarmers has Account Managers and sales specialists across the whole of UK but I work within the Preston sales team on the ruminant side of the business."
"My patch covers Lancashire, South Cumbria and North West Yorkshire which is approximately 70 square miles. As a Senior Account Manager, my role consists of working together with farmers to help them to improve herd nutrition, farm efficiency and provide advice on our wide range of products.”
“Before heading out on the road, I normally start my day by checking my emails. I then set off for my first appointment at 9am and this may be with an existing customer or a new prospect. When arriving on farm I tend to walk around the cows and see first-hand how everything is looking. Dairy cows need consistency so it’s important to check the inputs for example is the feed mixed well and of course the outputs, yes that’s the milk and the muck".
"Whilst walking around the buildings and yards, most farmers like a good natter and will tell you about current challenges or what’s on this week’s agenda. We usually end up having a cup of tea in the farmhouse kitchen and this is a great opportunity to have discussions on the current diet and if they require any seasonal products or services such as silage sampling. I then head off to my next appointment and continue until lunchtime.”
“In the afternoon I update my notes and make some customer calls. Before finishing the day I like to be organised and plan the next day, this might consist of writing a report for a customer, or planning my route.”