Modern Dalehead – Fresh Thinking!
Dalehead is a division of Pilgrim’s Pride Ltd, one of the largest meat processors in the UK. We operate a number of sites across the UK, supplying Waitrose with over 400 products, including fresh pork, bacon, sausage, cooked meats, lamb and added value products. We are investing in innovation and are currently looking for talented people to join us on our journey to deliver our strategic plans. If you have a passion for the food industry and are looking for a great company to work for, then read on!
We are offering an exciting opportunity to work within the Lamb Procurement team based in Narberth, Pembrokeshire. We procure lambs direct from farms in Wales and the South West of England for our customer. You will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of lamb procurement working closely with the Lamb Supply Chain Manager and other members of the team. The role will be challenging and varied, from taking the lead on on-farm trials and organising knowledge transfer events for producers, to planning lamb supplies for our processing operation and because of our unique producer group you will have the opportunity to visit farms with our fields team. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in other innovative projects that we are developing (or have underway) in conjunction with research facilities and genetic breeding companies and as such you will be actively involved in the entire lamb supply chain from the farms right through to the retail customer. We work closely with other protein supply chains and you will have the chance to interact with these and have cross-sector learnings/joint projects. There will be the opportunity to meet with our retail customer, presenting to them, attending meetings and other stakeholder events.
What we are looking for:
The role would suit a recent graduate. You must be degree qualified in an agricultural or animal science- based discipline or equivalent, with a real knowledge and passion for the sheep industry. You will also have a strong commercial acumen, with first class organisational and communication skills and the ability to build effective business relationships with farmers and customers alike. A full driver’s licence along with excellent excel and word skills, you will have both an analytical approach and the ability to produce reports and deliver presentations.
Our people really make the difference
• Determination • Simplicity • Availability • Humility • Sincerity • Discipline • Ownership
What We bring to the table
As an international organisation, we pride ourselves on creating high quality food and exceed many recognised industry standards. We care about our people and offer an excellent package including:
• Life insurance and pension to all of our employees
• Wellbeing activities and support, including mini health MOT’s
• Learning opportunities
• Competitive holiday entitlement
• Long service awards
• On site free parking
• Discounts on retail, food, cinema, travel and much more
If you are as serious about food as we are and ready to help us make a difference, we would like to hear from you.
We value our workforce and are fully committed to developing our people and allowing them to show their full potential. If you are as serious about food as we are and ready to help us make a difference, we would like to hear from you.