De Lacy Executive

    This business, which is based in NW England is a leading provider of high-quality animal nutrition products, with a strong heritage brand that has been established and well-known for decades. The team of 40 dedicated employees have built a strong reputation for delivering effective and innovative products to farmer customers nationally and internationally.

    This is a cracking opportunity for you to lead a successful and financially stable company into its next phase of growth and development. If you are a strategic thinker, a strong leader, and passionate about driving innovation in the agricultural sector, then you must consider this position.

    As part of planned succession and as Managing Director, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future growth and success of the company. Whilst in regular communication with the main shareholder, you will have the autonomy to define and execute strategies that drive growth, foster a positive company culture, and maximise sales and profit opportunities. This is an opportunity for an experienced leader who thrives in an ever changing agricultural market environment and is passionate about driving innovation to full fill customer needs.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Define, maintain, and develop culture and ways of working that align with the company’s values and objectives.

    • Set and deliver a strategy for growth and development that capitalises on market opportunities and strengthens the competitive position.

    • Establish and oversee processes to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness across all aspects of the business.

    • Lead and develop the sales team to maximise sales and profit opportunities, ensuring alignment with company goals and values.

    • Predict market trends, seek out ingredient innovations, and drive new product development to maximize market potential.

    • Foster strong relationships with employees, customers, and stakeholders, leading by example and promoting a collaborative and supportive work environment.

    • Utilise commercial experience, entrepreneurial initiative, and market knowledge to drive the business forward in a changing agricultural market environment.

    • Oversee the implementation and utilisation of a CRM system to enhance customer relationships and drive sales effectiveness.

    • Develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan to drive business growth and achieve financial targets.

    • Lead and motivate a team of 40 employees across various departments, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence.

    • Oversee all aspects of operations, including sales, marketing, finance, production, and customer service, to ensure efficient and effective performance.

    • Identify new market opportunities and develop innovative product offerings to meet the evolving needs of our customers.

    • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, and industry partners.

    • Monitor industry trends and competitive dynamics to inform strategic decision-making and maintain our competitive edge.

    • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and industry standards, maintaining the highest standards of quality and integrity in all aspects of our business.

    • Manage financial performance and budgetary planning, optimizing resource allocation and cost efficiency to maximize profitability.

    • Represent the company at industry events, conferences, and other networking opportunities to promote our brand and expand our market presence.


    • Proven experience in senior leadership roles, preferably within the livestock and livestock feeding sector.

    • Strong knowledge of CRM systems and their implementation.

    • Excellent sales team management and development skills.

    • Ability to set and deliver strategic objectives, with a track record of driving business growth and development.

    • Demonstrated ability to lead from the front and inspire teams to achieve their full potential.

    • Strong financial acumen and experience managing budgets and financial performance.

    • Excellent communication, negotiation, and relationship management skills.

    • Degree in business administration, agriculture, or a related field preferred.

    • You will need to be based within commuting distance of HQ in NW England


    • Competitive salary with car allowance.

    • Enhanced pension scheme.

    • Private medical insurance.

    • Concessionary bonus.

    For more information and an informal confidential discussion please call Grace Nugent on: / or e-mail your CV (in word format) and covering letter to , thank you.

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