On-Farm Nutritionist Advisor – National

Downland Marketing is the UK’s largest network of privately owned independent merchants specialising in distributing a range of agricultural animal health and nutrition products.  We have a vacancy for an On Farm Nutritionist Advisor. To offer advice, promote and sell Downland animal nutrition products to both Downland Franchisees and in turn to their farmer customer.

This post is  a home-based, national role offered as a 2 year fixed term contract.

The key responsibilities include maintaining and growing sales of the identified products through the franchisee network, providing technical support for franchisees and farmers, providing training and dual calling with merchant and depot sales staff to increase business, Independent farm calling to promote business on behalf of Downland franchisee businesses, develop good working relationships with franchisee’s sales and retail staff, execute sales campaigns as planned, attend and support Downland Franchisees at local events to promote the products.

Applicants should have a current valid driving licence, knowledge of agricultural production systems and market place, knowledge of ruminant nutrition, aptitude for selling, excellent interpersonal skills, positive attitude, be self motivated with a proven ability to work alone. You will have a commitment to achieving excellent customer service and be a team player. A formal agricultural/nutritionist qualification is desirable.

Please apply in writing or email, enclosing a covering letter and CV to:

Operations Manager, email; operations@downland.co.uk

Downland Marketing Ltd, Warwick Mill, Warwick Bridge, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 8RR

Competitive Salary, plus company vehicle, laptop/tablet, mobile phone.

Closing date for applications is 31st January 2017.

11th January 2017