Trainee Livestock Buyer

Company: ABP Food Group
Location: Shropshire
Salary: Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits Package
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This is an exciting supplier-facing role which requires a high level of attention to detail, good communication and computer literacy skills. You`ll be liaising with farming families, site vets, abattoir, production teams, as well as our customers to ensure animal welfare is maintained to the high standards set by ABP UK

Contribute to the procurement of livestock at the best possible price and in accordance with farm assurance requirements
Ensure the livestock purchased meet production requirements and are in line with kill plans
Co-ordinate with livestock agents, farmers, agents and other livestock suppliers
Learn lairage and abattoir production
Carry out farm visits and maintain relationships with farmers, including producer group meetings
Ensure livestock deliveries are to schedule
Contribute to the recording and maintenance of slaughter information and data
Maintain own CPD including food safety knowledge and skills
Ensure the team adheres to current animal welfare legislation and company operating procedures at all times with regard to safe movements, handling and production

The ideal candidate will have experience with the livestock industry and will be keen to develop knowledge of livestock, rearing and of red meat processing in order to understand the requirements of the company for the suppliers. This individual will have the capability to develop excellent communication skills with a range of stakeholders and be comfortable in the different environments which this role will experience.
No formal qualifications are required for this role
Preferably have experience in negotiation.
Hold a full UK driving license

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