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CIS Area Manager

Job Title: Area Manager

Location: Home based covering North Wales/Shropshire/Cheshire/Merseyside

Working Hours: 40 hours per week; Monday to Saturday; flexibility required


The Holstein UK Group is a progressive and dynamic company, with family values at its core and a drive for personal development, as well as team spirit.  The Cattle Information Service (The CIS) which is part of this group is seeking a permanent Area Manager (AM) covering the North Wales, Cheshire, Merseyside and Shropshire area. The AM is responsible for effectively maintaining existing customer relations and generating new business within the area.  This is delivered through managing the team of employed and self-employed milk recorders within the area, ensuring that they are supported with training and feel motivated and equipped to deliver the high level of service which The CIS prides itself on.  The AM will also support and work with the Head of Field Services in the management and support of CIS operations.  The role is home based, though requires travel throughout the area.  


Essential Key Skills & Requirements 

  • Knowledge and experience of farming and the dairy industry 
  • An excellent communicator with the ability to influence stakeholders 
  • Ability to manage, engage, inspire, and motivate a team 
  • Self-motivated and able to work under own initiative in a positive and enthusiastic manner 
  • A very committed and diligent working style 
  • Effectively manage your time 
  • Capability to work flexible hours 
  • Full current driving license 
  • Attention to detail to ensure accuracy with ability to problem solve  
  • Fully PC literate 
  • To be located within the North Wales/Shropshire/Cheshire/Merseyside area 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operations of The CIS field services within the area
  • Identify any issues that arise which might cause reduction in data quality and/or operational performance 
  • Identify, access, and inform the Head of Field Services of internal and external issues that affect the organisation 
  • Promote, develop and maintain CIS services and products 
  • Ensure that all processes are continually reviewed and streamlined
  • Liaise with The CIS processing and laboratory staff to ensure efficient use of resource and systems 
  • Support a team of recorders and contractors in ensuring they have the training and resources required to fulfil their role 
  • Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance 
  • To ensure all company policies are understood and adhered to 
  • Always ensure health, safety and legal compliance for yourself, colleagues, and members 
  • To always ensure spend is within budget and reduce costs where possible
  • Process milk recorder monthly payments 
  • Maintain customer relations records in a timely and accurate way 
  • To always respect your customers and co workers 
  • To act with integrity for the business at all times 
  • Represent The CIS at area and national industry events when required 
  • To support additional projects delivered by the company when required 

Working for The CIS: 

The Holstein UK Group are at the heart of the UK dairy industry, providing a wide array of services to assist members and customers in breeding profitable, robust, and productive dairy cattle.  The CIS provides integral data to assist dairy farmers improve the performance of their herd, along with information on health status, fertility, and milk quality. 

The Group offers a wide range of career opportunities, for those passionate about being a part of the UK dairy industry and support its customers, by supplying the services to aid them in ensuring the profitability of their businesses.  Providing value for money services is at the heart of our company objectives, supplied through attracting the best staff, who all work together to ensure the accurate and timely turn-around of testing and data.  


What we can offer you: 

  • Comprehensive initial and ongoing training 
  • Company vehicle
  • Competitive Salary 
  • Company pension scheme 
  • Generous Holiday Allowance 
  • Christmas Savings Scheme 
  • Ongoing Training & Development 
  • Range of Other Benefits

Note this job is not sponsored and you must be eligible to live and work in the UK before applying.

No recruitment agencies please.


To apply, please send your covering letter and CV to recruitment@ukcows.com