Genus PLC

Farm Consultant

Job Locations UK-Lancaster
Posted Date 5 months ago(07/21/2023 10:38 AM)
# of Openings
Job Family
Technical Services

Business overview

Promar International is a leading provider of consultancy services to farmers, food companies and retailers. We create and analyse a vast array of industry data to keep us at the forefront of trends and provide reliable evidence to back our advice.


Our people are nutritionists, vets, agronomists, environmentalists, marketeers, financial planners, strategists, data analysts, engineers and supply chain builders. We operate from the UK and work globally.


Promar International is part of Genus plc, an agricultural biotechnology pioneer. Genus is a UK listed FTSE 250 company with over 3,000 employees spread across 70 countries. 

Role Overview

Promar International is recruiting an experienced Farm Business Consultant to join the North team on a full-time, permanent basis. The ideal location for this role will be Lancashire or Cumbria.


The role of Farm Business Consulstant enables customers to achieve their overall business objectives, provides independent direction and actions to improve performance on a continual basis. Particular emphasis on optimising enterprise performance and improving profitability:

  • Contribute to the successful growth and development of the Promar International business 
  • Responsible for the successful delivery of farm consultancy which drives profitability for the Promar Consultancy business 
  • To continually develop skills and knowledge that will contribute to the success of the individual and the wider business


Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Fully utilise the suite of Promar consultancy support tools including; IT Programmes and Financial software
  • Maintain and use time recording software on a regular basis and submit monthly expense & mileage claims in line with set deadlines
  • Able to fully use all Promar management support tools including; Milkminder, Herdwatch and Farm Business Accounts
  • Develop and execute the business plan with the Regional Manager and/or Promar Mentor
  • Accurately complete farm reports following visits in a timely manner
  • Schedule meetings and complete contracted work in line with customers’ expectations; identify opportunities to develop new business
  • Network at farmer meetings to build and maintain contacts and understanding of needs
  • Produced measurable results with customers, improve profitability and fulfil customer objectives
  • Actively maintain and cultivate a prospect portfolio to generate income in line with fee expectations



  • Agricultural or business-related qualification 
  • Previous relevant experience in agriculture
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to work under pressure to achieve set deadlines 
  • Work consistently to a high standard with attention to detail 
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to identify and influence key decision makers 
  • A high level of computer literacy for Microsoft Office applications

Equal Employment Opportunities

Genus is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Genus prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Genus conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.




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