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Help shape the future landscape of UK agriculture with one of the most dynamic, reputable and exciting organisations in the industry.

General Supplies – Business Manager

Overview of role

Develop the General Supplies business area by identifying new markets and additional areas of growth via day-to-day team management.

  • Manage the General Supplies team to proactively develop sales opportunities across AF, Affinity and the Supplier base and achieve the targets outlined in the annual business plan

  • Support Buyers to develop long-term relationships with suppliers through direct and on-line supply and attend supplier meetings.

  • Play an active role in negotiating terms with large key suppliers offering a potential substantial spend and leverage direct cross selling opportunities.

  • Lead the AF cross selling project by working with Business Unit Managers to develop sales and leverage reciprocal trade opportunities across the AF trading desks through Affinity

  • As necessary take and process orders for members to help support team.

  • Directly contribute to the Business Plan for General Supplies department.

  • Provide monthly Board Report.

  • Contribute articles to monthly newsletter including sourcing advertisers.

  • Encourage suppliers to purchase advertising which helps promote their business to members.

  • With team members, continuously review the market for new suppliers in existing and new product areas.

  • Work with AF Affinity to promote the services of product areas to maximise profit.

  • Attend meetings as required by role.

  • Attend events and shows.

  • Manage rebates from Suppliers


Qualifications & Experience

  • CIPS/NVQ or equivalent essential

  • At least 3 years in a procurement management role or similar

  • Management experience and/or qualifications essential

  • Demonstrable negotiating skills

  • Able to demonstrate a history of successful deal making

  • Clear understanding of market(s) in which will be operating

  • Strong IT skills

  • Commercial approach and business acumen.


Personal Qualities

  • Patience

  • Forward thinking

  • Innovative

  • Visionary

  • Strategic thinker with wider-picture thinking

  • Good planner and methodical

  • Able to motivate team and keep them focussed and cohesive.


If this sounds like the role for you, please submit your CV and a comprehensive letter outlining your suitability for the role, and including salary expectations to hr@angliafarmers.co.uk by no later than close of business – Friday 27th September.
Get in touch

Contact us

If you have any queries or would like to find out more please get in touch.
info@theafgroup.co.uk 01603 881881Honingham Thorpe, Colton, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 5BZ
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