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Senior Agricultural Team Manager - East of England

De Lacy Executive Recruitment
Cambridgeshire, East of England
A strong package is on offer
Closing date
21 Mar 2024

Job Details

This is your chance to step up your team management experience. Having a strong ability to lead, mentor and inspire will be a key requirement for this important senior management role within one of the most recognised agri-food businesses in the UK. Managing a team of account managers, you will develop the team’s ability to nurture long lasting relationships with growers and adding value to their crops whilst promoting confidence and unity in your team.

This is a senior team management role, so previous sales team management will be essential to be considered for this position – if you have this and are looking for a new challenge in a slightly different sector, to have security of a global business as well as the perks to boot – this opportunity is worth enquiring about.

I am looking for sales team managers who have managed commercial teams and can demonstrate how their leadership skills have resulted in increased performance as well as added customer satisfaction – if this sounds like you, get in touch. Those with team management experience in the livestock/feed sector are also encouraged to apply.

You will be working with the commercial agricultural team as well as growers and outside stakeholders – this is an opportunity where you can make your mark in this agri-food giant through all levels.


Your Core Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Working with the Senior Agricultural Team to lead the development of strategic plans for growth and development

• Lead and inspire account managers to become more commercially acute by understanding the demands of the grower.

• Role model the production of account plans in order to effectively manage groups of growers by understanding their business plans for your team to follow.

• Responsible for sales to agreed targets, developing new sales opportunities


Key Requirements

• Agricultural Sales Team Management and Leadership experience

• Commercially astute and with a proven ability to deliver on business objectives

• A broad understanding of Agriculture with the ability to communicate with all people.

• Strong negotiating and selling skills

• Strategic thinking and perspective

• UK Driving Licence and willingness to travel due to nature of this important role.


A strong package is on offer to reflect the importance and seniority of this position – if you’re looking for a step up in people management, you are strongly advised to apply.


Need more information?

For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Jadine Huxtable on: 01885 485525 / 07506296301 or e-mail your CV (in word format) and covering letter to , thank you.

De Lacy Executive will upload your CV to our database and retain some data about you in order to process your application. More information about our processing activities can be found at Please be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence and your details will not be passed to a third party without your prior permission.

Please note that this advertisement is not a job description and you should satisfy yourself about the full details at interview.

De Lacy Executive is an Approved member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which promotes high standards in recruitment practice, and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office. De Lacy Executive complies with all relevant data protection legislation.


De Lacy Executive acquisition increases recruitment resources

De Lacy Executive is pleased to announce that the agri-business recruitment consultancy has been acquired by Canada, part of the group. is a supplier of innovative technology based information products, services and publications for the global agriculture and food industry. has offices in Canada, USA, Australia and India and also owns and operates a 2,000 acre farm in Canada. A large number of leading organizations in the international agriculture and food industries are amongst its clients.

Graham Dyer, President of believes "De Lacy Executive has a unique search and selection recruitment service based upon integrity and profound industry knowledge. We are thrilled to add this excellent team to our group. It will be 'business as usual' for this professional team. We will add to the De Lacy portfolio of services and spread the model to other sectors of UK land based business and to other parts of the world, benefitting our clientele and providing additional support and guidance for jobseekers. Combined with our and job boards, we have an increasingly international offering in the agriculture and food industries."

The sale took effect on June 1st 2016. Stuart Goodinson is the Managing Director. John Davies, who founded De Lacy, will remain working closely with the company as a consultant to the business. Stuart says; "I believe the acquisition by Canada provides additional products and services for the benefit of our clients and candidates - plus growth opportunities for us, both in the UK and in international markets. This change will increase our resource pool and search capability to ensure an even greater selection of top quality candidates for our recruitment clients."


De Lacy Executive is the principal recruitment specialist in the Agricultural and Land Based Business sector operating in the UK and Internationally with regional, national and global clients. We have been awarded Preferred Supplier List status with a number of major organisations.

The company was formed in 2000 and our extensive industry knowledge enables us to successfully assist our clients with vacancies in all disciplines from sales and marketing to technical and operations and at all levels from graduate trainees to chief executives. Our team of nine includes 8 who are the offspring of farmers and 6 who are agricultural graduates. Our agricultural credential are second to none.

We offer information and frank and honest advice to clients and job seekers. Career guidance is a key part of our work with candidates. Our service is free to candidates.

The Key Points to Our Business

Consultancy - We act in a consultancy capacity, adding value by devising a recruitment plan relevant to each client and each vacancy and then proactively searching and selecting the best candidates for clients whilst offering career advice to candidates.

Proactive searching for candidates - We don't wait to see if we receive applications. We use our own database and others, search websites, "head hunt" plus advertise on the most effective job boards to build our contacts and boost applicant numbers.

Our vacancies extend from graduate trainee to managing director - from sales through to technical, marketing, operations and production to R & D management.

Our specialism extends from the agricultural supply trade (arable, livestock, machinery and equipment etc) to farm management, primary food and fresh produce, horticulture, equestrian, environment, renewable energy and a diverse range of Rural and Land-based Business vacancies.

Integrity and Confidentiality - De Lacy Executive is approved as a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which oversees the UK's recruitment industry (REC Membership Number: 00082047) and is registered with the UK Information Commissioner's Office under the Data Protection Act.

Commitment - We are committed to the industry and try to give something back through sponsorship of events and scholarships.

Ambassadors - We act in a professional manner recognising that we act on behalf of our clients.

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