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Office Locations

Our Contacts

Trading UK - Glasgow
Tel: +44(0)141 445 5721

Trading – Ireland
Tel: +44(0)2830 260 074

Scotland
Tel: +44(0)141 445 5721

North England
Tel: +44(0)1427 671 560

Wessex : (Also Grain Buying Administration Office)
Tel: +44(0)1963 363 162

Anglia
Tel: +44(0)1366 501 630

Tel: +44(0)141 445 5757

Tel: +44(0)141 445 7326

Careers

We’re always interested in hearing from ambitious, passionate and hardworking professionals.

If you’d like to join our team working for one of the UK’s leading agribusinesses, please send your CV to: careers@cefetra.co.uk

Current Vacancies

Location: UK, various locations

ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE

Manage and expand existing farmer customer contacts.  Gain new customers in the area, to secure the purchase of farm grain.
Negotiate contracts with farmers for the purchase of farm products.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Farm Grain Buying

  • To develop and support the farmer suppliers in line with Cefetra Wessex’s Values of Integrity, Customer Focus and Expertise.
  • To buy Grain, Oilseeds and Pulses from Farmer customers both established and new.
  • To negotiate the purchase contracts within the price range and terms established by the Cefetra grain traders and the company.
  • To plan and manage work time to maximise contact with existing and potential customers.
  • To use business information and technical knowledge to maximise the potential of each customer.
  • To respond and follow up on sales enquiries using appropriate methods.
  • To sustain and develop business relationships with existing and potential customers to facilitate the growth and development of the Cefetra business across the UK.
  • To work as part of the Farm Grain Buying team – encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • To monitor and report on market activities accurately and in a timely manner using in-house systems.
  • To gather and feedback any market or competitor information to Managers, & Commodity Traders.
  • To keep up to date with competitor activity and information and report on as appropriate.
  • To ensure all reporting is submitted to a high standard and within agreed timescales.
  • To document and manage product and service problems raised by farmer customers.
  • To prepare and agree an annual business plan for each crop year.
  • To coordinate the sampling and testing of commodities for purchase

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Demonstrates a high degree of commercial awareness.
  • High levels of verbal and numerical reasoning ability.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with impact at all levels
  • Attention to detail even when working to challenging deadlines.
  • Good IT skills including Intermediate Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills.
  •  Excellent organizational skills, including prioritizing workloads, meeting deadlines and managing a varied workload in a busy environment.
  • The ability to develop effective and supportive relationships with customers and colleagues.
  • Experience of working in an arable farming environment
  • Experience of working in a commercial sales environment
  • Experience of managing an active customer base.
  • Understanding of farming and the countryside

WORKING CONDITIONS

The job will be office based, with visits to farmers/grower expected on a regular basis.

To apply: email your CV to careers@cefetra.co.uk

 

ACCOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE

The objectives are;

  • To provide day to day accounting support
  • To process the day to day accounting entries in an efficient manner to a very high degree of accuracy

KNOWLEDGE, KEY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

The below would be advantageous to the role holder

  • Experience working as part of a finance team
  • Experience of Microsoft Office particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Experience of sales ledger processing
  • Experience of purchase ledger processing
  • Experience of preparing bank reconciliations

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Preparing daily bank reconciliations,
  • Processing purchase ledger invoices
  • Maintain good knowledge of outstanding purchase ledger invoices and ensure they are closed/passed for payment in a timely manner
  • Processing sales ledger invoices
  • Maintain good knowledge of outstanding sales ledger invoices and ensure they are issued to customers in a timely manner
  • Regular credit control performed on outstanding sales invoices with any queries followed up promptly to ensure timely receipt of payments.
  • Other duties as required.

To apply: email your CV to careers@cefetra.co.uk

Role – initial overview :

  • Execute sales and purchase contracts with specified stores/regions (and if applicable, products)
  • Plan store versus sales movement – manage all inward & outward movements with customers/stores/haulage team
  • Continuous system updates and checks on customer credit control responsibilities
  • Record all inward and outward stock movements – reconcile balances daily
  • Invoicing for all customer sales and ad hoc services
  • Understand all costs approved and implemented for all associated store costs
  • Approve purchase invoices for material and cost related to vessel arrivals, along with all related services
  • Ensure potential out of stock situations are known and advised to traders
  • Liaise with external customers, stores and suppliers on ad hoc queries and day to day items
  • Build internal relationships with Cefetra Trading, Haulage, Quality & Finance Teams

 

Role & Responsibilities – key outputs :

  • Immediate weight management & reconciliation each day. Leading to a firm understanding of what stock levels you are controlling
  • Management of sales & purchase contract tonnage. Being proactive from contract receipt to delivery or collection. Manage open balances :
  • Weekly reporting to Trading Team
  • Take ownership of sales contracts in cindex that have not been collected within 7 days. Liaise with customer regarding a firm collection date
  • Receive customer requests via web, telephone or email. Prepare their requirements within our bespoke system and confirm to customers as necessary
  • Reacting to spot & urgent delivery or collection requirements
  • Understand and capture all haulage recharges/credits where appropriate
  • Credit Control – prepare and system update all Debtor Statements (DS) by customer responsibility.
  • Monitor and clear all outstanding invoices within KPI targets. Be prepared to consistently chase for clearance of invoice issues > 1 month old
  • Planning – ensure stock outs are expected in advance and alternative action has been planned & recorded in advance.
  • Cindex KPI reporting – ensure all KPIs are cleared from cindex on a weekly basis. Those that cannot be cleared, must be recorded

 

 Personal Capabilities – key outputs :

  • Deliver Performance :
  • Has a sense of urgency and commitment
  • Having a broader perspective on planning stock & logistics
  • Demonstrates good organisation and implementations skills
  • Open and Honest
  • Team Player

 

  • Exercise Judgement :
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure while continuing to perform effectively
  • Understands implications of own actions on the supply chain
  • Key strengths :
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship building
  • Develops self
  • Takes responsibility
  • Attention to detail & KPI driven
  • Generates solutions

 

To apply: email your CV to careers@cefetra.co.uk