Field Trials Equipment Specialist

Posted 4 April by Hunter Chase Consultants

APH Ltd is a well established and successful agricultural machinery sales and hire Company operating in the Eastern Counties of England and beyond. APH maintain one of the largest hire fleets of combines in Europe and this is complemented by a full range of specialised engineering sales and services to farmers.

In this new role, The Field Trials Equipment Specialist will continue to develop sales of a wide range of trials plot equipment and services to all field trials companies and organisations. APH is the UK and Ireland Partner for Haldrup who design and manufacture specialised machinery for all types of field research. In addition, the Field Trials Equipment Specialist will be able to draw on the Company’s own design and manufacturing capability together with field solutions from other sources. The successful candidate will be able to build on the considerable success that APH has enjoyed in this sector to date.

New business is generated by meeting with trials organisations and finding solutions to meet their requirements. Equipment and services can be viewed at key events and agricultural shows in the UK and demonstrations can be arranged with existing customers. There is full involvement with Haldrup in Germany including factory visits.

Candidates will need to demonstrate a successful track record in agricultural field trials and have a well-developed knowledge of the equipment requirements involved. There is the need to work independently and as part of a team and communicate effectively with customers to determine needs and to present appropriate solutions is essential. Personal attributes will include enthusiasm, drive and well-developed communication skills to ensure that all the business opportunities are identified and maximised. There will be travel to customers throughout the UK and Ireland and some travel to Europe so there is a need for excellent organisation and time management skills. This role could suit a Trials Officer or R and D Agronomist who has a real interest in plot machinery and who is drawn to a commercial role.

An attractive package including a company vehicle is on offer for the right candidate. There may be some flexibility on location.

For a confidential discussion regarding the role or to receive a copy of the job description please call or email Brian Hutchison

Required skills

  • Agricultural
  • Agricultural Machinery
  • Communication Skills
  • Field Trials
  • Sales

Application questions

Do you have a UK driving licence?
Do you have experience of agricultural field trials?

Reference: 34825810

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