Livestock Buyer | Langport

Company: ABP UK
Location: Somerset
Salary: Competitive salary based on experience + company car
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Job Role:
ABP Food Group is a food business that specialises in the supply of award-winning British and Irish beef and lamb products for retail, foodservice and wholesale. ABP Langport is part of the ABP UK division within the ABP Food Group aiming to provide quality beef to thousands of customers across the world.
We believe in developing our colleagues and invest in extensive training and development plans. Currently, we can offer a progressive, supportive and friendly environment with opportunities to progress within our business. The right candidate should be willing to support our business objectives, whilst demonstrating our values; working hard to build positive relationships with colleagues, customers and partners.
Whether you enter our business as an apprentice, a graduate, an operative or in a management capacity, it`s always our aim to develop our people, whilst delivering excellence for our customers. You can earn while you learn, grow in confidence and develop your career with structured training programmes.
Here at ABP Langport, located in Southwest Somerset (TA10 9HG), we are currently recruiting for the ideal candidate to join our Livestock Team as a Livestock Buyer. Whether you are just starting your career or have previous experience, we would like to hear from you.Closing Date: On-going, we may withdraw the advert at anytime for a suitable candidate.

Role definition:
-We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Livestock Buyer to come and join our business. We would be keen to hear from experienced buyers as well as from people who are looking to do something different as full training will be given for this role.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
-Working as part of a small team to ensure the continuous supply of cattle to the business each week, it is procured at a competitive price and in accordance with farm assurance requirements.
-Providing Livestock Procurement advice and information to management as required.
-Conducting farm visits to develop and maintain relationships with farmers including producer group meetings.
-Co-ordinate with livestock agents, farmers, hauliers, and other livestock suppliers to ensure deliveries of cattle are made on time.
-Ensure you always adhere to current animal welfare legislation and company operating procedures regarding safe movement, handling, and production of cattle.
-Procuring livestock from farmers via phone or face to face with farmers.
-Liaising regularly with the Procurement Manager.
-Liaising with lairage department on cattle booked into to arrive on a daily basis.
-Assisting at and attending agricultural shows and other related events.

Knowledge and Experience:
Understanding the Business
It is vital that you learn all aspects of our business to support you in your role:
-Procurement & Supply Chain
-Lairage & Animal Welfare
-Primary Carcass Breakdown & Yields
-Boning Hall Production
-Customer Specifications
-Stock Rotation (Maturation)
-Production Planning
-Food Safety and Quality ServicesKnowledge and Experience:
-Knowledge and/or a background in Livestock Farming/Agriculture.
-Financial understanding and business acumen.
-Highly motivated and ambitious.
-Excellent time management.
-Self-motivated, driven and strong communication skills.
-Excellent attention to detail.
-Competent in Microsoft Office.
-Must hold a full UK Driving Licence.
-Ability to adapt to change in a highly competitive and fast-moving environment.
-Ability to work under pressure.

Day shift
Monday to Friday
Average 45 per week

-Social Hours
-No bank holiday working
-Permanent Roles
-Subsidised Canteen
-Cycle to Work Scheme
-Employee of the Month Reward Scheme
-Summer and Christmas Parties
-On site Occupation Health Nurse
-Additional Employee Incentive, Welfare Support

The ABP Values
-Trust & Respect: We take care of each other by creating an inclusive working environment. We listen actively and respect the views of others. We maintain the highest safety standards possible.
-Know the Purpose: We know our role in the business and how it helps us and others to succeed.
-Own It: Taking ownership for all we do, think and say is vital to creating an environment of honesty, openness and transparency: Particularly when it comes to delivering great service
-Passion for Excellence: We have a \\\”can-do\\\” attitude. We champion continuous improvement for ourselves and the business.
-Inspire Others: We support others wherever we can by creating opportunities for people.

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