Dooen, Victoria
Posted 1 month ago

Job Title:           Grower Liaison/ Procurement Officer

Company:           JT Johnson & Sons – Livestock Feed Production

Location:             Dooen, VIC

Position Type:   Full-Time

Are you passionate about agriculture and fostering strong relationships with growers?

Johnson’s is a well-respected agricultural livestock feed production company that boasts a 100-year-old legacy. The Company spans over three states with it’s Head Office situated in Kapunda, SA and others located both in Dooen, VIC and Highbury, WA. 

Johnson’s is committed to delivering high-quality products and maintaining a standard of excellence and due to recent growth, are now seeking a dynamic, committed and motivated individual to join our team as a Grower Liaison / Procurement Officer. This role presents an exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of our agricultural operations while working closely with growers in the region.

Key Responsibilities

  • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with growers, acting as the primary point of contact for procurement and operational inquiries
  • Work closely with internal teams to ensure seamless coordination between growers, production and distribution
  • Undertake grading and purchase of hay and straw to meet export customer requirements
  • Ensure all hay purchased is tested and traceable to meet export legislative requirements
  • Coordinate procurement activities, including negotiating contracts, managing inventory levels, and ensuring timely delivery of goods and services; and
  • Provide regular reports and updates on procurement activities, market conditions and grower relationships to management.

Position Requirements

  • Passion to work in a rural environment
  • Proven experience in agricultural procurement, grower relations or a related field
  • Strong understanding of agricultural production processes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with growers and internal stakeholders
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills and the ability to effectively manage contracts and procurement agreements
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret market data and make data-driven procurement decisions
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and experience with procurement software is preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel to meet with growers and suppliers as needed; and
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness or related field would be advantageous.

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience
  • Fully maintained company vehicle
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement
  • A collaborative and supportive team environment; and
  • The chance to contribute to the success and growth of a leading agricultural feed production company.

As a Grower Liaison / Procurement Officer, you will have the opportunity to work with a passionate team of professionals dedicated to supporting growers and advancing the agricultural industry. Our employees are empowered to make meaningful contributions to our mission of driving agricultural innovation and sustainability and we pride ourselves on being able to demonstrate longstanding family values with a demonstrated culture of respect and trust.

If you are enthusiastic about agriculture, possess strong interpersonal skills, and thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity with Johnsons. Please submit your resume and cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this role to [email protected]

Applications close by Thursday 28 March 2024.

For further information, please call Heubner Tony on 0447 722 669.

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