Specialist Ruminants

Specialist Ruminants

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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, Belgium, Poland and the  United Kingdom
Based in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Poland and the United Kingdom
Listed since 2016 on Euronext Amsterdam
Listed since 2016 on Euronext Amsterdam


Not a fixed location (United Kingdom)


South West Scotland

Full Time/Permanent 

What is the role of Ruminant Specialist at ForFarmers?

The Ruminant Sales Account Manager is responsible for the commercial implementation of the sales strategy through direct sales into the ruminant account sector as identified within CRM.  The Ruminant Account Manager converts the strategic and commercial principles into operational activity to deliver growth in value from targeted sector.


The Ruminant Account Manager reports to the Sales Manager.

Key responsibilities and duties of the role include:

Selling Skills and Account management:

  • Achievement of sales targets
  • To implement selling price movements in line with Sales Manager instruction
  • To optimise selling price movements
  • To ensure full compliance with company credit management procedures
  • Build account plans for your main customers
  • Prepare and implement sales plan using  in conjunction with CRM
  • To ensure all CRM customer and prospect files are kept up to date
  • To fully utilise the CRM management package to identify and target potential growth opportunities
  • To review monthly with Sales Manager performance and achievement of growth targets as identified in CRM

Business Development

  • Work in line with the business principles of Horizon 2020
  • Working closely with the Sales Manager identify areas of opportunity to grow market share and to optimise the added value return
  • Work with Calf Specialist for growth in calf feed market share
  • Make recommendations on the settlement of complaints and deal quickly with complaint issues
  • Sharing all relevant knowledge proactively with the team members
  • Develop relationships with key accounts and focus on value improvement
  • Fully utilise all of the ForFarmers offering working with DML through compounds, blends, co-products, straights, Forage

Team Working:

  • Promote, encourage and facilitate collaboration and consultation within the team
  • Support the Penrith  Sales Manager  in coaching and mentoring of junior staff
  • Maintain good relations with CSD and Mill and transport ensuring they have accurate information and are involved with Health and Safety on Farm issues
  • Ensure involvement with Near Miss policies


  • Use the techniques for selling which have been developed and trained in ForFarmers
  • Assist in training and developing others where appropriate
  • Attend internal/external meetings
  • Delivery of management information on customer retention, acquisition and profitability on accounts
  • Keep abreast of developments through technical briefs, campaigns and product knowledge

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience
  • Knowledge of the region and relevant  networks in the region
  • Knowledge of relevant business processes on farm
  • Team player
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Knowledge of ruminant market
  • IT competent

Are you the Ruminant Specialist we are looking for?

If so, please send your CV with a covering letter through this link (or through the ‘apply’ button) or alternatively or email RecruitmentUK@forfarmers.eu

What are the benefits of working for ForFarmers UK?

  • Employee Assistance Programme (offering support on a range of topics).
  • No two days are the same offering variety in your role.
  • Opportunities to visit different sites, customers and suppliers.
  • 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!

Want to know a little 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.