Livestock Procurement Officer

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Livestock Procurement Officer

 

Pickstock Foods are a family run, lamb and mutton processor located just outside Ashby-de-la-Zouch. We’re looking for a livestock procurement officer to join our Livestock team, the successful candidate will be comfortable building relationships, well organised and be experienced in sheep and lamb selection.

 

What the role involves:

You’ll be responsible for creating and developing relationships with local farmers/ suppliers/ collection centres, helping to secure the supply of deadweight ewes, rams and lambs direct to our site. You’ll be expected to visit farms to assess and grade livestock, coordinate transport and ensure that the right spec of animals arrive on site at the right time and day to maximise value for both parties. You’ll be expected to act as an ambassador for the business and be able to manage current relationships whilst working to win new business. You will need to be comfortable advising suppliers on upcoming changes, best practices, and continuous improvements. 

You weeks will be split between being onsite and doing farm/ local visits.

 

Essential Skills:

  • Full driving licence
  • Trailer license desirable
  • Excellent knowledge of British sheep industry
  • Self motivated
  • Computer/ email literate
  • Punctual and tidy
  • Very confident grading/ assessing sheep
  • Good communication skills
  • Very high welfare standards

Why us?:

We're a young, dynamic business with lots of opportunity for recognition and career progression as a family business, you'll be working alongside us to help grow the business, working with a great team of people and in a position where you can really make a difference.

 

The remuneration is £30,000.0 PA with a volume bonus to be agreed (i.e. commission over a certain volume of livestock sourced)

28 days annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays

Company vehicle provided Monday to Friday for farm visits.

45 hours per week – start and finish times to suit farmers needs. 

 


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