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Agri Commercial Manager

Ref No: WS/ACM/03/23

Location: Tandragee
Closing Date: 27th March 2023

Reporting to the Managing Director the successful candidate will be responsible for delivering the oat supply & farm sustainability strategy for the business along with co-product sales and business development.

You will be responsible for managing all commercial aspects of the oat supply chain including purchasing & planning the oat requirements for the mill. Selling and developing new markets for oat mill co-products, developing & delivering oat supply chain including sustainability strategy, grower contract management, agronomy & research support.

You will be joining an ambitious and motivated senior leadership team who are on a mission to develop the business and fulfil on the company purpose of – unlocking the power of oats for a better world.

The Company

Join a team who values autonomy, ownership and looking to new ideas as we seek to grow in this incredibly exciting space, a team who is committed to building our ‘growth’ culture, working collaboratively and innovatively as we continue our ambitious growth journey, instilling a fun environment and a great place to work along the way.

The Individual

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in a commercial role ideally within in the Agri food or ancillary industries with a passion for farming and food production. You will possess a strong commercial awareness in buying and or selling within the agri-food industries and have a firm knowledge in supply chain management.

Passionate about developing sustainable food supply chains and tackling the key sustainability challenges of our time including grower viability, carbon reduction and biodiversity increase.

You will have the ability to lead -identifying needs and initiating innovate solutions to tackle key supply chain challenges.

Your own personal values will match those of the company – Trust, Willingness, Focus, Respect and Support. A team player you will be supported by your colleagues in delivering your goals, while your colleagues on the team will also look to you to provide leadership in all aspects of the oat supply chain.

This is an exciting and challenging new role and candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent leadership interpersonal and organisational skills.

Essential criteria:

  • 5 years’ experience in a commercial role– ideally within the agri food industry;
  • An agricultural or food background with the ability to display good practical knowledge of the arable sector.
  • Track record in developing commercial partnerships

Preference will be given to candidates:

  • Whose experience is gained within the Agri, food and ancillary industries
  • With experience of applying LEAN or continuous improvement principals to the food supply chain;
  • With a third level qualification in related discipline e.g Agriculture or business degree
  • With working Knowledge and experience of quality assurance systems, e.g. Red Tractor; Soil Association Organic.
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About Us

White’s has been milling oats in Tandragee, Co Armagh for 177 years. Part of the Fane Valley Group of companies, we supply a wide range of oat and porridge products to retail and food service customers throughout Ireland, the UK and in key export markets. At White’s we believe in quality in every part of our business, from the oats our dedicated growers produce to the standards we set ourselves, and the people who join our team.


Our culture is based on setting best in class standards, working towards and delivering on committed objectives, striving for constant improvement and involving everyone in the process. We endeavour to develop our people and harness everyone’s potential to deliver a winning team.

Equal Opportunities

White's Oats is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to a safe, inclusive and relationship based working environment.


In return we offer a high degree of responsibility, great opportunities for learning, personal growth and development with advancement within a fast-moving agricultural sector. Health benefits and cover to be discussed with Human Resources.

Our Purpose

To advance the interests of farmers and the agricultural industry through the development of growth orientated agri-food businesses and the promotion of best agricultural practice.

Our Values

Trust: Trusting each other and earning the trust of others

Respect: Treat others as we would wish to be treated ourselves

Teamwork: Together we are more effective

Excellence: We aim to exceed expectations and always strive to be better