Area Coordinator (Oxfordshire/Northants/Bucks)

The Role

The Area Coordinator will be responsible for delivery of a full milk recording service in a defined area as allocated by their AFM. You will need to live withing the areas (Oxfordshire/Northants/Bucks) as this involves visiting the farms on an approximately monthly basis and collecting event data about the individual cows and updating the NMR database.  It will also involve taking milk samples from each cow as they are milked as and when required.

The role may also involve supporting and providing the robot shuttle hire service in terms of organising, transporting, setting up, taking down, cleaning and storage of robot shuttles, holiday cover and box deliveries/collections. The role will be salaried and home based. You will need to be based within the area or willing to re-locate. Your weekly hours will be flexible to allow early morning starts/late evenings and milking patterns of customers. This will cover from Monday to Friday, to fit the needs of the business totalling your contractual 37 hours per week. You will be provided with the relevant equipment to undertake the role including a company van.

Essential Key Skills

  • Time management skills
  • Self-motivated with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and add value
  • Strong attention to detail ensuring accuracy in work produced
  • Fully PC literate
  • Valid driving license 

Desirable Skills

  • Milk recording and or practical dairy farming experience
  • Effective communication skills verbal and written
  • Understanding of cow biology

Key Responsibilities

  • To cover a wide area of farms which could involve extensive driving
  • To be responsible for data collection and entry into a custom-built software package
  • To coordinate the collection of milk samples from individual cows on farms
  • To organise self-employed samplers to take milk samples
  • To recruit and train self-employed samplers
  • To transport sample boxes/shuttles
  • To be able to complete NMR robot shuttle recording if required
  • To ensure an excellent standard of data quality
  • To maintain effective knowledge of NMR products and services including wider industry
  • Promote NMR products and services
  • To undertake various reporting using NMR systems as required by your line manager
  • Participate in additional tasks as and when required by your line manager
  • To be accountable for your company vehicle in adherence with fleet policies
  • To adhere to all other NMR policies

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