Careers at E&F Ltd

What we do?

Edwards & Farmer Ltd proudly hold the main franchises for prestigious brands: VALTRA tractors, HORSCH cultivators &  sprayers,  LARRINGTON trailers, MASTER driers, BERTHOUD sprayers and more….

Providing Shropshire and surrounding counties with competitive sales of new & used machinery backed up by our dedicated and talented Aftersales Team.   Our Service Technicians & Parts Personnel provide our valued customers with complete confidence and support, understanding how time plays a vital part in the farming industry. We strive to keep customer downtime to a minimum!

With over 30 years of experience in the agricultural industry we are now looking to the future and the progression of our family run business.  Rising sales has driven the need to increase our Aftersales Support Team, so if you think you would like to join in our journey and further your career within Edwards & Farmer Ltd then please get in touch.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
FIELD PARTS ADVISOR MANAGER / PARTS ADVISOR

You will join a busy agricultural sales & service team, and be responsible for the selling, receiving and delivery of parts and accessories. Building strong customer relationships within our field parts delivery service. Promoting the latest parts deals & offers.

You will be accountable for the safe, effective and profitable management of the parts department, including staff, parts counter, show room, yard and all storage areas.

This is a full-time role based on a 40-hour week from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday with a requirement to work Saturday mornings on a rota basis.

Essential duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Promote and sell parts through all franchises and/or services to meet customer needs, by telephone, internet and face to face; taking payment as required
  • Build a fields parts customer base and deliver parts delivery when requested
  • Ensure all orders for customers & internet customers, are ready for collection, delivery or packaged for courier/postal delivery
  • Prepare quotes for customers
  • Contact manufacturers and suppliers for the latest information on products, prices and what support they offer
  • Supply parts to Service Technicians including identifying parts required and ordering them to the relevant job number
  • Verify receipts of incoming deliveries, including booking stock onto the management system, locating in relevant place or forwarding to dispatch/workshop, whichever is applicable
  • Ensure the showroom is maintained to a high standard
  • Maintain control of stock levels and assists with stock takes
  • Ensures relevant administration tasks are completed as required i.e. order processing & invoice confirmation, sales advice notes and invoicing and workshop jobs.
  • Contact customers with special offers/deals and liaise with the marketing team to promote seasonal or out of season deals
  • Seek out new lines of business to develop and improve the parts department promoting sales to meet or beat the sales targets
  • Liaise with all other departments and members of staff
  • Comply and adhere to company Health & Safety policy and guidelines
  • Take reasonable care for the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of yourself and others. This extends to co-operating to enable Edwards & Farmer Ltd to fulfil its legal duties
  • Manage and implement safe working environment in retail, office and storage area
  • Heavy lifting is required to move heavy parts, oils etc. safely

 Qualification, Experience & Skills Required: 

  • Experience in an agricultural parts environment or similar is preferred
  • Basic Machinery/Automotive knowledge
  • Computer skills and knowledge of windows programmes
  • Excellent communication & customer relationship skills
  • The ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment and thrive in a team environment
  • Looking for a long-term career
  • Trustworthy and be able to maintain confidential business information
  • Flexible as extended hours, weekends, emergency call outs and bank holidays, may be required, particularly during the height of the season
  • Self-motivated

 Employee Package:

 £24,000 - £33,000 depending on experience & ability of successful applicant.

 Including: 

  • Company vehicle
  • Mobile phone
  • Training development & support
  • Competitive salary
  • Full PPE Equipment
  • Working Hours are 8am-5pm Monday to Friday
  • Saturday mornings (on rotor basis)
  • Overtime
  • 22 + Public Holidays, rising to 25 days service dependant

 Benefits:

  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking

 

If we have captured your interest & you like the idea of joining our busy, diligent, and passionate team please apply in the strictest confidence to:

Christine Farmer (Director), Edwards & Farmer Ltd, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 0AY

Alternatively, please email: christine@edwardsandfarmer.co.uk / Rupert Farmer 07836 658670

All applications will be considered in strict confidence.
AGRICULTURAL SERVICE TECHNICIAN

Essential duties will include:

  • Maintenance and repairs on site and on farm of both tractors & machinery completed to a high standard.
  • Assembly & PDI of new machines to the correct specification.
  • To be competent in fault finding on Engines, Hydraulics, & Electrical issues using the latest diagnostic equipment.
  • Prompt & correct filling in of all paperwork – time sheets, job cards & reports, etc.
  • Work alongside and communicate with customers, colleagues, manufacturers, and suppliers.
  • Undertaking relevant manufacturer training as & when required – giving you the opportunity to develop your skills & knowledge of the latest products & services on the market.

Key attributes:

  • Experience of working on Agricultural Machinery and Equipment – Tractors, Sprayers, Drills/Cultivation and Driers
  • Skilled & knowledgeable in mechanical, electrical & hydraulic systems
  • Professional, proactive & organised
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Full UK driving licence

The package:

Salary & benefits will reflect the ability & experience of the successful applicant & will be agreed by negotiation.

Including:

  • Training development
  • Company Pension
  • Working Hours are 8am-5pm Monday to Friday
  • Company Offers 
    Overtime available for weekends (uncapped)
  • Full PPE Equipment
  • Company Events
  • Competitive salary


If we have captured your interest & you like the idea of joining our busy, diligent, and passionate team please apply in the strictest confidence to:

Christine Farmer (Director), Edwards & Farmer Ltd, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 0AY

Alternatively, please email: christine@edwardsandfarmer.co.uk / Rupert Farmer 07836 658670

All applications will be considered in strict confidence.