Overview

We have an exciting opportunity to join the UK’s leading agricultural food supply chain business as we are looking for a National Technical Manager to join the Frontier team, homebased on a permanent, full-time basis.

You will lead on the implementation and delivery of a technical strategy that supports the delivery of the combinable seed’s portfolio and budget.

The Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunities for a mixture of home and site working (to be agreed with Line Manager)
  • 25 days holiday per calendar year with option to purchase 5 more days
  • Dedicated Learning & Development team to support you and your career
  • Employee Assistance Program providing 24 hours support & advice in areas such as health and wellbeing for yourself, your family & friends (up to 5 people in total)
  • Increased Maternity, Paternity & Adoption leave benefits for eligible employees
  • Life Assurance scheme and pension plan with employer contributions of up to 7%
  • Cycle to Work Scheme, employee retail discount scheme and free eye test vouchers

About You

  • The ability to demonstrate commercial awareness
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to impact at every level
  • Ability to build outstanding professional relationships with customers and colleagues through a collaboratively approach
  • High level of skill in critically evaluating situations and making decisions
  • Strong attention to detail and high levels of accuracy are essential
  • Good working experience of PowerPoint, Word and Excel
  • Excellent organisational skills, including prioritising workloads, meeting deadlines and managing a varied workload in a busy environment
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Proven experience of working within a technical role in an agricultural environment
  • Previous field agronomy and seed experience
  • Registered BASIS and FACTS qualifications
  • Focused on using skills, training and experience to the benefit of the Frontier & customer
  • Flexible approach to work and managing changing priorities whilst still providing a responsive customer focussed service

Your Role

As a National Technical Manager your role will involve:

  • With the seed’s leadership team, develop and implement a technical strategy that supports the delivery of the seed’s strategy and budget.
  • Lead and deliver the technical strategy for the combinable seeds business.
  • Lead all technical communication within the relevant teams and the boarder business relating to the combinable seed’s product line
  • Create clear, effective and supportive technical data to deliver industry leading technical marketing to UK farmers
  • Collaborate across the business to maximise Frontier’s unique input and output business model.
  • With the seeds team develop and lead relationships with downstream customers to enable clear positioning of varieties in the market
  • Engage with the Heads of Commercial to ensure strategic technical direction on product pipelines
  • Work collaboratively with the technical team to maximise timely delivery of required knowledge exchange
  • Work closely with the trials team to deliver variety trials to support and compliment commercial campaigns
  • Working closely with Regional Sales Leaders in providing technical support and advice to their teams
  • To provide in season summaries and updates on trials, including short videos and blogs
  • Provide written PR opportunities to demonstrate levels of expertise on all combinable crops for the Frontier Website, blogs and external publications
  • Develop a strong understanding of all departments delivering Frontier’s Sustainable Crop Production programme, supporting the delivery of key messaging to the commercial teams
  • Support in producing and delivering technical strategy information to agronomy teams.

About Us

Frontier is a successful and growing business. We are the largest crop production and grain marketing company in the UK, with over 1,000 employees and a turnover of more than £1.5 billion.

With a vision to be the first-choice employer in UK agriculture, we are committed to delivering a culture where people are at the heart of our success.

Award winning for our commitment to people, we have been recognised by Great Place to Work institute since 2012 and we are proud to be ranked by them in the top 30 UK best large places to work.

Our business approach is underpinned by our core values Integrity, Customer focus and Expertise or ‘ICE’. These values support our whole philosophy and way of working and we are always looking to attract talented individuals with either industry knowledge or specialist skills that will help us deliver consistently to these values.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We have a clear commitment to equality of opportunity and diversity encouraging fairness and equality of treatment for all. As such we encourage applications from all backgrounds.

We recognise the value of a workforce in which people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to introduce fresh ideas and contribute to the business goals.

We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment with inclusive employment policies, such as progressive flexible working and parental policies.

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