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Trainee Seed Manager


Location: Perth, Perth and Kinross
Industry: Agriculture
Type: Full Time, Permanent

Our client is one of the UK’s leading potato growers and packers based at Burrelton, near Perth in Scotland.

They are currently recruiting for a Trainee Seed Manager, joining an experienced and committed team, you will gain experience across the Seed business to provide you with the knowledge and understanding to assume the role of Seed Manager.


  • Building a strong presence on farm working with our Scottish seed supply base on all areas of seed potato production from crop inspections to sampling in store and contract discussions.
  • Working alongside the sales team you will be responsible for the selection of specific seed stocks for key customers in both the UK and export countries.
  • Ensuring chosen seed stocks are graded at the correct time and to the correct quality for each customer’s requirements.
  • Servicing a well-established customer base and learn selling skills from some of the best in the business.
  • Working with other members of the technical team throughout the year on various ongoing crop improvement projects.


  • An agricultural/land-based focused degree.
  • A willingness to learn and assume greater responsibility – and the benefits that come with this.
  • A commercial acumen.
  • Previous experience of working with potatoes or other field crops is desirable but not essential.
  • A knowledge of the farming community and a connection with rural affairs.
  • The ability to plan and execute your own working week whilst working either on your own or as part of a larger team.
  • Good organisation, communication and computer skills are required.
  • A valid driver’s licence.
  • A passport and a willingness to travel.


  • A competitive salary.
  • A company vehicle.
  • 32 days holiday (inclusive of public holidays), increasing with service.
  • A salary sacrifice* Pension Scheme
  • A salary sacrifice* Electric Vehicle Scheme
  • Income Protection
  • Life Assurance
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • A good work-life balance
  • The opportunity to live and work in a beautiful part of the UK (1 hour from Edinburgh, 1.5 hours from Glasgow, 1.5 hours from the Highlands)
  • The opportunity for professional development.
  • The opportunity for progression with the Seed business and/or the wider business.

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