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06Sep 2019
Farmers Weekly Awards VIP Drinks Sponsor

We are delighted to be part of the Farmers Weekly Awards and proud to be the sponsor of the VIP Drinks.

Farmers Weekly Awards celebrate the very best of British farming by recognising and rewarding innovation, hard work and passion for agriculture.

The awards, now in its fifteenth year, provide an opportunity to showcase the best farmers in the country by telling their stories.

The Farmers Weekly Awards night has become a highlight in the farming social calendar. The 2019 awards will take place on Thursday 3rd October at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Farmers Weekly Awards are the most established awards in the agriculture industry and includes fourteen categories covering a range of enterprise types looking for the best in farming across the country.

06Sep 2019
Branch & Sales Manager

WHO’S THE EMPLOYER? A commercially successful, long-established and respected agricultural machinery dealership representing some of the leading Global and European brands in the industry

WHAT’S THE INDUSTRY? Agricultural Machinery

HOW WILL I BE REWARDED? Impressive Salary + OTE + Benefits + Car

WHERE IS THE ROLE LOCATED? West Sussex

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE ROLE? You will be an ambitious manager with a second-to-none team management capacity, excellent financial and commercial understanding, a passion for the agricultural industry and its products, and exhibit a first-class approach to customer service. As Branch Manager, you will oversee a team of dedicated professionals covering sales, aftersales and administration, ensure profitability, and continue to promote the Branch as the go-to local business for the highest quality products and service.

WHAT QUALITIES DO I NEED?

  • Sound knowledge of farming and the agricultural and horticultural machinery industry
  • Previous experience in a managerial / supervisory position
  • A strong commercial understanding showing knowledge of profits, margins and business development
  • Target driven with the ability to upsell to achieve and exceed targets

WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?

So, we have your attention and motivation? We would love to hear from you if you are keen to find our more. Send us a copy of your latest CV (in complete confidence), a little bit about you and where you want your successful career to head. You can send it directly to us on james.garrod@jptrett.com or call (0) 7810 755594

30Aug 2019
County Showing - Lee Oakes

Congratulations to Lee Oakes on winning the JP Trett Facebook ‘Farm Animal’ photo competition. We think this is the epitome of the ‘County Show’ and everything great about British Farming.

16Aug 2019
SENIOR POULTRY ANALYST/R&D DATA RESEARCHER

WHAT’S THE JOB? SENIOR POULTRY ANALYST / R&D DATA RESEARCHER

WHO’S THE EMPLOYER? A world class progressive and innovating meat producer with an employee focused culture

WHAT’S THE INDUSTRY? Poultry Farming – meat and broiler breeding stock production in a global arena

HOW WILL I BE REWARDED? Working as a key member of a dynamic and innovative team, influencing and shaping company policy, remunerated with an exceptional salary package.

WHERE IS THE ROLE LOCATED? Either UK or Netherlands based (Suffolk/Essex or Boxmeer)

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE ROLE? With a working title of ‘SENIOR SPECIALIST DATA MANAGER’, this is a new role in the company, with an aim to give evidence leadership to the senior policy and research by providing insight and analysis from their extensive performance and market data professional data analysis of agricultural data collected and producing output data required by the various teams within the company from Sales & Technical Services to R&D, Production and QA. This position will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to make it their own.

WHAT QUALITIES DO I NEED?

  • Are you a clear thinker with a technical, logical approach to interpretation of numbers and data?
  • Can you balance the conflicting objectives of consumer demands, farm productivity and R&D capacities?
  • Do you understand livestock production systems, animal breeding traits and consumer markets, (Poultry experience would be a real advantage)?
  • Do you have excellent communication and influencing skills with a constructive team spirit?
  • Are you an advanced MS Office operator, familiar with other data analysis tools and CRM systems?
  • Will you be motivated by traveling and meeting customers and other team members?
  • If you have graduated at degree level (or higher) in a biological discipline, agriculture or an equivalent?
  • And if you have a full, UK licence (essential) then find out more

WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?
If this has got you thinking, and you want to know more then get in touch with Giles Blatchford for a confidential one-to-one. giles@jptrett.com or call 07778 599 263.
Please note that all applications will be handled in complete confidence.

08Aug 2019
RSPCA Assured Farm Assessor

WHAT’S THE JOBS? FARM ASSESSOR – PIG & POULTRY

WHO’S THE EMPLOYER? A well-regarded organisation focused on prioritising animal health and care from farm to fork, endorsing and promoting the best standards of animal welfare for UK farming

WHAT’S THE INDUSTRY? Livestock (Pigs, Poultry and other livestock)

HOW WILL I BE REWARDED? Home based roles within a supportive work environment, rewarded with a competitive salary + vehicle (work and personal use) + healthcare + pension

WHERE IS THE ROLES LOCATED? East of England, Scottish Borders & Northern Island

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE ROLE? In these exciting and varied roles, you will visit RSPCA Assured farms to carry out assessments of RSPCA welfare standards. You will also write farm reports to record and support membership of the RSPCA Assured scheme.

WHAT QUALITIES DO I NEED?

  • An agricultural qualification
  • Recognised practical experience of livestock production particularly commercial pork farming
  • The ability to independently organise your own work routine, with good administrative skills
  • An ability to travel extensively within your area
  • A keen attention to detail, with first-rate communication skills at all levels
  • You should share the animal welfare values and ethics of the RSPCA Assured scheme
  • A working knowledge of RSPCA Assured scheme and other farm assurance schemes is desirable

WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?

Get in touch with Giles Blatchford for more details and a confidential one-to-one at giles@jptrett.com or on 07778 599 263

Please note that this is an exclusive recruitment campaign; any direct applications to the RSPCA Assured will be redirected and may delay your application.

06Aug 2019
UK Production Manager

WHAT’S THE JOB? UK Production Manager

WHO’S THE EMPLOYER? A world class progressive meat producer

WHAT’S THE INDUSTRY? Poultry Farming: meat and broiler breeding stock production in a global arena

HOW WILL I BE REWARDED? Working in an innovative work culture, contributing through an influential position with an exceptional salary package. This is a career defining role for the right person!

WHERE IS THE ROLE LOCATED? East Anglia with some international travel

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE ROLE? Reporting to the UK Production Director, you will also work within an international network of Regional/Area Managers. This hands-on leadership role will spearhead the UK Rearing and Production farms, inspiring excellence and efficiency in reaching EMEA Customer standards

  • Excellent technical poultry farm knowledge and expertise
  • A motivational leadership style
  • A positive team collaborative spirit
  • You will be able to show a history of managing multi-site poultry farm production operations

WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?

Get in touch with Giles Blatchford for more details and a confidential one-to-one giles@jptrett.com 07778 599 263

02Aug 2019
HEAD OF POTATOES EXPORT TRADE DEVELOPMENT

WHO’S THE EMPLOYER? A centrally funded organisation committed to investing and promoting UK food and farming

WHAT’S THE INDUSTRY? Potatoes – Market Development

HOW WILL I BE REWARDED? Competitive salary and benefits

WHERE IS THE ROLE LOCATED? Scotland, UK

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE ROLE? To develop and be responsible for the effective and economic execution of the Crops Export Business Plan. The role primarily manages and delivers potato export strategy through annual business plans which provide support for exporting levy payers. The role works with sector strategy director to ensure that business plans meet expectations of Boards and the International Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsibility for the effective delivery of key overseas trade events funded by the Levy is also an important part of the role
  • This role will work closely with the other sectors within the team, including red meat and dairy
  • There is full budgetary responsibility for the export spend and responsibility to ensure that the levy is appropriate and value for money
  • The role is required to provide expertise in production systems and plant health associated with domestic production and exports and to be the Levy expert in these areas
  • The role leads on potato specific issues related to exports and the development of overseas markets
  • Monitor performance ensuring that targets / KPI’s are achieved
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of activities to ensure their appropriateness and value for levy money
  • Responsible for the office function in Edinburgh and management of the Office Coordinator and additional export team members
  • Represent and provide intelligence for Potatoes Exports with UK based trade organisations on food & drink export matters such as Defra, Scottish Government, UKTI, FCO and industry bodies, as well as foreign governments, trade organisations and embassies
  • Lead inward/outward trade missions
  • Working with Industry Market Intelligence and other sources of information to develop and manage an information system regarding worldwide market data for relevant products, databases of exporters and importers, regular bulletins, sales leads and network of internet sites
  • Develop Levy as the leading knowledge house for export issues in the potatoes sector
  • Provide interactions across functions (technical, KE, Comms etc.) that facilitate best practice production for export
  • Feed-in intelligence relative to competitor exporters
  • Maintain relevant technical knowledge pertaining to the role
  • Advise potatoes exporters and develops their commercial and marketing capability
  • Identify, exploit and manage external funding opportunities
  • Proactive engagement, current and potential export business and clear knowledge of global opportunities
  • Industry credibility and act as advocate, provide thought leadership role on exports for potatoes

WHAT QUALITIES DO I NEED?

  • Knowledge of state aid rules would also be desirable
  • Negotiation over technical matters is key and previous experience of international trade development for the sectors would be very desirable
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the potatoes sector and international trade
  • Proven team player with management skills
  • Experience in managing budgets
  • Experience in planning and performance management
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective influencer
  • Ability to travel overseas and attend HQ regularly, with periods away from home

WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?

So, we have your attention and motivation? We would love to hear from you if you are keen to find out more. In the first instance, please forward your CV together with a cover note and salary requirements to phil@jptrett.com or call + 44 (0) 7887 712 133 and all successful candidates will be contacted within 14 days of us receiving your application. Please note that all applications will be treated with confidence.

02Aug 2019
TERRITORY SALES MANAGER

WHO’S THE EMPLOYER? With a powerful presence in many markets including the UK for many years, this hugely respected manufacturer of agricultural machinery sits at the top table of global manufacturing organisations. A constantly-evolving product range driven by the latest technologies ensures the Company is the product of choice when leading and progressive farming businesses select their next cost-saving and efficient machine.

WHAT’S THE INDUSTRY? Agricultural Machinery

HOW WILL I BE REWARDED? Impressive Earnings Potential + Excellent Benefits and Pension + Vehicle

WHERE IS THE ROLE LOCATED? East Anglia / East Midlands

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE ROLE – In this home-based role you’ll be tasked with managing dealer accounts throughout the assigned area; your key activities will focus on business development, ensuring all relevant enquiries are followed up by dealer sales people, representing the company at shows, exhibitions, dealer open days or working events, as well as demonstrations and installations, all forming part of the full commercial responsibility entrusted to you.

WHAT QUALITIES DO I NEED?

  • Your background will have a strong agricultural theme; understanding the industry, its practices and especially its machinery (tractor mounted) is of high relevance
  • In addition, you’ll have plenty of practical hands-on experience in operating a wide variety of machinery – any tractor cab should be a familiar environment
  • You’ll be able to demonstrate a switched-on approach to wholegoods sales with a meaningful track record of winning business, persuasiveness and ability to close the deal – B2B / wholesale preferred
  • You’ll understand and be motivated by sales targets and will have gained a range of strategies to successfully achieve and surpass your objectives
  • Tell us about your organisational ability; how you schedule appointments, and ensure you attend all relevant events within the area in order to be in front of business opportunities
  • Positive examples of relationship building leading to increased business levels should be evident in your career experience
  • It goes without saying that you’ll have a wide portfolio of interpersonal and communication skills along with a good all-round standard of IT literacy to include CRM, MS Office and social media
  • You should have a good understanding of the strategic picture of machinery manufacturers, their dealer networks and be aware of future opportunities and threats within the area
  • Finally, let’s see a clean UK driving licence, a passion for driving and a home address in the East of England / East Anglia

WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?

So, if this sounds like you and you are motivated by sales success and want to join an established team of professionals with a huge passion for their products we’d love to hear from you! Send us a copy of your latest CV (in complete confidence), a little bit about you and where you want your successful career to head. You can send it directly to us – james@jptrett.com

02Aug 2019
CROP PRODUCTION SYSTEMS SENIOR SCIENTIST (CEREALS & OILSEEDS)

WHO’S THE EMPLOYER? A centrally funded organisation committed to investing and promoting UK food and farming

WHAT’S THE INDUSTRY? Crops – Cereals & Oilseeds

HOW WILL I BE REWARDED? Competitive salary and benefits

WHERE IS THE ROLE LOCATED? Midlands, UK

TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE ROLE? As a Senior Scientist, you will be responsible for delivery of the Cereals & Oilseeds Recommended Lists. Direct management of the research/ programme within designated areas, from inception to report by liaison with key stakeholders, provide a lead for designated cross-sector/division technical topics.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You will be responsible for supporting the (recommended list) Project Board who are responsible for the project and for the technical committees who determine the variety selection criteria and recommendation procedures
  • You will also be responsible for working with the communications and knowledge exchange teams in the publication (booklet, web and apps) and dissemination of the information (press briefing, technical events & open days)
  • You will be encouraged to use your technical skills in varieties, agronomy, pathology or other related skill, to add value to the Recommended Lists with complementary research output

WHAT QUALITIES DO I NEED?

  • A broad background in cereal & oilseeds field trials and their analyses, plus specialism associated with variety performance or quality (e.g. plant pathology, physiology, statistics), you will be an effective project manager focused on delivery on budget to tight deadlines
  • A strategic thinker, but with appropriate attention to detail, you will work well under pressure and are capable of keeping numerous projects on track, at any one time
  • Due to the link with plant breeders, research organisations and agrochemical companies, this role will suit someone who has applied agricultural research experience
  • Post-graduate research experience in a field of study relevant to cereals and oilseeds production or use
  • An understanding of and experience of the agricultural research and knowledge transfer environment
  • An understanding of relevant legislation and policy
  • Management experience
  • Experience of the development and management of research projects and programmes
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Financial management

WHAT SHOULD I DO NOW?

So, we have your attention and motivation? We would love to hear from you if you are keen to find out more. In the first instance, please forward your CV together with a cover note and salary requirements to phil@jptrett.com or call + 44 (0) 7887 712 133 and all successful candidates will be contacted within 14 days of us receiving your application. Please note that all applications will be treated with confidence.