The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC) is the agri-supply industry’s leading trade association. It has approximately 250 Members representing Animal Feed, Crop Protection and Agronomy, Fertilisers, Grain Marketing and Seed sectors with some £7.5 billion turnover at the farmgate. AIC works on behalf of its Members, representing their views to policy makers and stakeholders, delivering information, providing trade assurance and offering technical support.

A new position of Sector Manager has been created out of the post-EU Referendum result. The Sector Manager will be responsible for delivering to the requirements and expectations of the AIC Arable Crop Marketing and Seed Production sectors. This proactive role involves supporting and working with the Sector Head to improve outcomes for AIC members by influencing external activities of Government and others. The successful candidate will be expected to manage a wide range of issues from commercial, through to technical and legislative.

A degree or higher qualification is required in one of the following subject areas: agriculture, environmental and rural economics or social sciences.  Experience of the crop marketing or seed production and processing sectors would be an advantage. The Sector Manager will be required to work with member company senior managers, technical directors and chief executives and be able to analyse and communicate across a range of regulatory and technical issues.

Travel is expected, both in the UK and occasionally in the EU, therefore a full current driving licence is required.  An attractive salary package is available to the successful candidate.

For a confidential discussion about the role or to request a full job description please call Brian Hutchison of Hunter Chase Consultants on 07765 222625 or email your CV with a covering letter to brian@hunterchaseconsultants.co.uk.