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To apply for a position at the AF Group, please email your CV and covering letter to: hr@theafgroup.co.uk

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Head of Fuel & Machinery

At AF we care deeply about people - our staff, our members and our suppliers. By focusing on people, we build relationships which connect and benefit the whole AF community. Our values - Service, Excellence, Responsibility, Value – is integral to our growth strategy and every member of staff plays an important role in making it happen.

We are the UK’s largest agricultural buying group with a turnover of just under £300m. We source all essential inputs and products for farm businesses across the UK such as crop production, fuel, energy management, machinery, livestock & feed and other necessities.

We have an exciting opportunity for someone with strong leadership skills to manage and lead the AF fuel & machinery business unit. This position is well suited to someone who has knowledge of this product area and related markets, including specifically the fuel market pricing structure.
Reporting to the Procurement & Commercial Director you will lead the preparation and delivery of the annual business plans for fuel & machinery including budgets, in conjunction with the relevant Business Manager. You will be competent in writing reports and be able to demonstrate data analysis and presentation skills.

Other duties and responsibilities include:
  • Drive Customer Relationship Management

  • Review, monitor and update forecast against plan

  • Manage responsibility for direct reports

  • Actively identify new potential suppliers to market

  • Ensure the product area processes and procedures are implemented and all business activity is accurately recorded and reported

  • Be the subject matter expert of your business unit & take steps to ensure knowledge base of the product areas is maintained

  • Responsibility for driving cross-selling activities across all business units in conjunction with other Heads of Department

  • Identify appropriate times to make purchases and communicate this information

  • Effectively communicate and implement various procurement strategies deemed suitable for your product area

  • Have an awareness of the external environment


Leadership is essential to this role and we would ideally like you to have at least 5 year’s experience within the fuel industry. Knowledge of procuring fuel within the agricultural industry is desirable.

Working collaboratively is a big part of this role. You will work with and be responsible for Business Managers and Buyers/Team Leaders, as well as work strategically with our suppliers to deliver objectives. As a senior member of the team you will manage your team effectively and ensure member expectations are managed effectively.
Success in this role is bringing all elements together to drive change, ensuring that we build the best approach; now and for the future.

As well as a competitive package, we offer a fantastic open plan office in a rural environment, AF membership discount, discretionary bonus, group personal pension scheme, life assurance plan, onsite subsidised café and free parking.

To apply for this position, please email your CV and covering letter to: hr@theafgroup.co.uk

Head of Livestock, Commercial Services & Supplies

At AF we care deeply about people - our staff, our members and our suppliers. By focusing on people, we build relationships which connect and benefit the whole AF community. Our values - Service, Excellence, Responsibility, Value – is integral to our growth strategy and every member of staff plays an important role in making it happen.

We are the UK’s largest agricultural buying group with a turnover of just under £300m. We source all essential inputs and products for farm businesses across the UK such as crop production, fuel, energy management, machinery, livestock & feed and other necessities.

We have an exciting opportunity for someone with strong leadership skills to manage and lead the AF Livestock & Feed, Commercial Services, General and Building Supplies business units. This position is well suited to someone who has knowledge of any or all of these product areas.

Reporting to the Procurement & Commercial Director you will lead the preparation and delivery of the annual business plans for livestock, commercial services and supplies including budgets, in conjunction with the relevant Business Manager. You will be competent in writing reports and be able to demonstrate data analysis and presentation skills.

Other duties and responsibilities include:
  • Drive Customer Relationship Management

  • Review, monitor and update forecast against plan

  • Manage responsibility for direct reports

  • Actively identify new potential suppliers to market

  • Ensure the product area processes and procedures are implemented and all business activity is accurately recorded and reported

  • Be the subject matter expert of your business unit & take steps to ensure knowledge base of the product areas is maintained

  • Responsibility for driving cross-selling activities across all business units in conjunction with other Heads of Department

  • Identify appropriate times to make purchases and communicate this information

  • Effectively communicate and implement various procurement strategies deemed suitable for your product area

  • Have an awareness of the external environment


Leadership is essential to this role and we would ideally like you to have 5 year’s experience within a procurement environment. Possessing, or working towards, CIPs would be advantageous.

Working collaboratively is a big part of this role. You will work with and be responsible for Business Managers and Buyers/Team Leaders, as well as work strategically with our suppliers to deliver objectives. As a senior member of the team you will manage your team effectively and ensure member expectations are managed effectively.

Success in this role is bringing all elements together to drive change, ensuring that we build the best approach; now and for the future.

As well as a competitive package, we offer a fantastic open plan office in a rural environment, AF membership discount, discretionary bonus, group personal pension scheme, life assurance plan, onsite subsidised café and free parking.

To apply for this position, please email your CV and covering letter to: hr@theafgroup.co.uk

Head of Energy Management & Telecoms

At AF we care deeply about people - our staff, our members and our suppliers. By focusing on people, we build relationships which connect and benefit the whole AF community. Our values - Service, Excellence, Responsibility, Value – is integral to our growth strategy and every member of staff plays an important role in making it happen.

We are the UK’s largest agricultural buying group with a turnover of just under £300m. We source all essential inputs and products for farm businesses across the UK such as crop production, fuel, energy management, machinery, livestock & feed and other necessities.

We have an exciting opportunity for someone with strong leadership skills to manage and lead the AF Energy Management & Telecoms business units. This position is well suited to someone who has extensive knowledge of the energy industry.

Reporting to the Procurement & Commercial Director you will lead the preparation and delivery of the annual business plans for energy management & telecoms including budgets, in conjunction with the relevant Business Manager. You will be competent in writing reports and be able to demonstrate data analysis and presentation skills.
Other duties and responsibilities include:

  • Drive Customer Relationship Management

  • Review, monitor and update forecast against plan

  • Manage responsibility for direct reports

  • Actively identify new potential suppliers to market

  • Ensure the product area processes and procedures are implemented and all business activity is accurately recorded and reported

  • Be the subject matter expert of your business unit & take steps to ensure knowledge base of the product areas is maintained

  • Responsibility for driving cross-selling activities across all business units in conjunction with other Heads of Department

  • Identify appropriate times to make purchases and communicate this information

  • Effectively communicate and implement various procurement strategies deemed suitable for your product area

  • Have an awareness of the external environment


Leadership is essential to this role and we would ideally like you to have at least 5 years procurement experience within the energy industry. Possessing or working towards CIPs would be advantageous.

Working collaboratively is a big part of this role. You will work with and be responsible for Business Managers and Buyers/Team Leaders, as well as work strategically with our suppliers to deliver objectives. As a senior member of the team you will manage your team effectively and ensure member expectations are managed effectively.
Success in this role is bringing all elements together to drive change, ensuring that we build the best approach; now and for the future.

As well as a competitive package, we offer a fantastic open plan office in a rural environment, AF membership discount, discretionary bonus, group personal pension scheme, life assurance plan, onsite subsidised café and free parking.

To apply for this position, please email your CV and covering letter to: hr@theafgroup.co.uk

Business Manager Crop Production


Due to internal promotion we are pleased to offer a rare vacancy within our Crop Production team as our new Crop Production Business Manager. This important role is full time, working Monday to Friday, with hours to be agreed. You will be joining a friendly and supportive team, working in a modern open plan environment in the middle of a private estate in the beautiful Norfolk countryside near Easton – be mindful that there is no public transport!

We’re looking for someone with drive, enthusiasm and resilience and a methodical approach to their work who can demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the agricultural industry alongside both technical and commercial acumen. You will be an excellent communicator and have an unrivalled ability to work with many stakeholders, both internally and externally, and have an evident passion for giving everyone you deal with the best possible customer experience.

As our new Business Manager, you will be comfortable creating and managing strategic plans with our partners, identifying and developing new opportunities for the growth of our key account members and building relationships with independent agronomists across the UK. You will also be experienced in managing a small team, developing career plans and promoting a learning culture so that their business knowledge grows.

We offer a competitive salary, a range of excellent benefits (from a generous company pension and free parking to Christmas parties and other social events) and a comprehensive company-wide induction and training package.

Interested? Send us your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are interested in the role to hr@theafgroup.co.uk and we'll be in contact!
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info@theafgroup.co.uk 01603 881881Honingham Thorpe, Colton, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 5BZ
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