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Business Development Manager

Farmers Guardian Ltd
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

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Business Development
Contract Type
Consultant, Manager
Employer Type
Direct Employer

Job Details

Agriconnect is a business unit within the Arc network, a global events, data, and media platform. Arc is a fast-growing global events, data, and media platform with a varied portfolio content led portals, magazines, and events. Agriconnect’s mission is to empower, inspire, and connect people and business in agriculture by creating trusted content and connections that help the industry thrive.

Since 1844, the brands of Agriconnect have been the trusted source of information for farmers and with brands like Farmers Guardian, events, like LAMMA and Farm Business Innovation, and digital platforms, like FG Insights, Agriconnect continues to bring together the British farming community.


  • We are now looking for a motivated and driven salesperson to join our Sales team.
  • The main function of the role is to develop business through growth in revenue, yield, and to increase customer numbers. You will be required to identify new opportunities and influence companies’ media buying habits within the agricultural sector. Due to the ever-changing nature of the industry, this person will have the ability to spot new avenues and exploit market trends.
  • Hours: 35 hours per week – Mon – Fri • Location: Preston – temporary hybrid remote
  • Salary: Competitive, dependant on experience.


  • Own, support and fully develop specific market sectors
  • Conduct sales presentations by telephone, email or face to face to existing and prospective clients in order to develop existing business and generate new business wherever possible.
  • Advise existing and new customers on the most effective solution to meet client needs within the Agriconnect portfolio.
  • Continually seek and develop new sales & opportunities.
  • Ability to accurately forecast future sales
  • Keep abreast of all current trends, activities and relevant news within agriculture and specific sector
  • An interest in agriculture
  • Highly motivated & driven, with an ability to meet ambitious performance goals
  • Be enthusiastic and motivated to continually explore new opportunities, whilst possessing a natural inquisitive nature
  • Excellent communication written and interpersonal skills

We offer an excellent package including:

  • A competitive basic salary
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 27 after two years
  • An extra day off on your birthday
  • Free life assurance
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee assistance programme

Arc has ambitious plans for growth, and this is an opportunity to be part of our continuing success story whilst enjoying a fabulous work/life balance.
We strive to create a culture that is open and respectful, where differences are valued and celebrated. We want everyone to be able to reach their full potential, so we are committed to cultivating a company that promotes inclusion and belonging.


Farmers Guardian is a weekly newspaper aimed at the British farming industry. It provides comprehensive and topical news with Livestock, Arable and Machinery sections; as well as business information and latest market prices.

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