Assistant Commercial Trader (R7745)

Assistant Commercial Trader (R7745)

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What do we have to offer?

An informal, no-nonsense and ambitious culture
An informal, no-nonsense and ambitious culture
Personal development through our Academies and other training courses
Personal development through our Academies and other training courses
Colleagues who like to share their passion and knowledge with you
Colleagues who like to share their passion and knowledge with you
We work For the Future of Farming. Would you like to join us?
We work For the Future of Farming. Would you like to join us?

About ForFarmers

#1 European Total Feed solutions provider
#1 European Total Feed solutions provider
Servicing over 27,000 farmers
Servicing over 27,000 farmers
Based in the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and the  United Kingdom
Based in the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom
Listed since 2016 on Euronext Amsterdam
Listed since 2016 on Euronext Amsterdam



Are you a driven telesales specialist looking for a new challenge? You will work as part of a busy sales trading desk offering our sustainable feed solutions to our farm customers. You need to be customer focused with the ability to build relationships quickly and enjoy working in a fast paced environment ensuing our customers are kept up to date with the latest pricing and availability.

Job Title:                    Outbound Sales Executive

Location:                    Shepshed

Contract:                    Permanent

Hours:                        Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Salary:                        Competitive

Reporting to: Head of Commercial Trading                     

Job Req:                    R7562

Your role

You will have trading responsibilities for products on a national basis, monitoring agreed trading positions and volume levels. Providing accurate commercial information and market information to the Total Feed Specialists, Field Based Account Managers, Merchants as well as direct farm sales.

Your responsibilities

  • Ensure clearance of products from points of supply to satisfaction of suppliers and to ensure that communication is maintained with all key personnel at supply sites (3rd party & ForFarmers).

  • Sales volumes and margin realization for the co-products

  • Following up on leads from the sales force and own lead generation

  • Identifying new business opportunities and working with product managers on how to capture

  • 100% logging on C4C of all customer interactions.  To monitor, develop and maintain the input of information into C4C database system.

  • C4C is your central tool for storing and sharing customer information.

Your profile


  • Completed higher-level vocational education (BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma or equivalent).

  • Significant continuous work experience within a telephone sales environment.

  • Strong communication skills

  • Results driven

  • Motivation for sales and a commercial acumen

  • Sales and closing skills

  • Ability to motivate internal and external sales teams, suppliers and logistic partners

  • Computer literacy and CRM experience.

  • Proactive, customer centric approach

  • Ability to building rapport quickly and longer term relationships over the telephone


  • Employee Assistance Programme (offering support on a range of topics). 

  • No two days are the same offering variety in your role. 

  • Options to enhance your pension after 12 months service (increased employer contributions). 

  • Opportunities to grow personally and develop within the business 

  • Cycle to work scheme. 

  • B&Q Trade card offering 10% discounts in-store and online. 

  • And much more! 

About ForFarmers

Do you ever stop to wonder where your Sunday morning poached egg came from? Or the milk in your cafè latte? Or what about the sausage and bacon served with full English? It will come as no surprise to you that the animals which produce these products need to eat themselves too. And that’s where ForFarmers comes into the equation. 

ForFarmers produces feed for cattle, pigs and poultry in both conventional and organic livestock farming. And that probably sounds a great deal simpler than it actually is. Make no mistake: an awful lot of knowledge, research and innovation has gone into one of those seemingly simple-looking chunks of animal feed. And these are the kind of things we, as a company, invest a great deal in. 

Proud values:


Working for ForFarmers is more than a job; it's a passion. The farming business is what makes us tick. We do everything we can to future-proof the sector, and this ambition shines through in our behaviour and our way of working. We push back boundaries and go the extra mile for our customers, suppliers and colleagues.


Our actions have an impact. We help farmers work in a sustainable way so that together we can safeguard the continuity of the farming business. The same principle applies to our day-to-day operations: we take good care of our customers and other stakeholders, and always aim for the best, most efficient and most sustainable result.


Keeping an open mind enables us to support farmers in the rapidly changing agricultural sector. We are able to adapt to the needs and working methods of the industry and are always on the lookout for new opportunities. We are clear about our intentions and expectations and prefer to listen than to speak.


Addressing the challenges with which the agricultural industry is faced requires a joint effort and mutual trust. We join forces with colleagues and customers and work as one team towards our shared goals. In many cases we take the lead but we are also able to follow if that produces better results.


We have a natural ambition to get things done, regardless of how difficult the job is. We do what we say and say what we do. We are respectful, honest and direct at all times. It is the sign of a ForFarmers employee.


We value diversity in our workplace and welcome enquiries from everyone.

Please make us aware if your need any reasonable adjustments to participate in this process.

We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary.