Competitive salary
Generous holiday allowance
Staff discount

Department Manager

Location: South Molton, Devon
Salary: Competitive Salary
Closing Date: 11/08/2022 23:59
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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

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Contract: Permanent     

Hours: Full-time   

Hours of Work: 40 Hours per week on a 5 out of 7 day rota.

Do you have proven managerial experience and the confidence to motivate, drive and lead a team?

Are you committed to providing the highest levels of customer service? 

If so, we want to hear from you!

We have a key position at our Flagship store in South Molton for a Yard Manager to join the team.  

As Yard Manager you will lead the yard and feed store team in maximizing the business centre’s sales performance by delivering exceptional levels of customer service. 

You will assume primary responsibility for the daily planning, implementing, and maintaining of impeccable standards, organisation and following up on all sales within the yard and feed store.

To be successful in this position we are seeking a candidate who will demonstrate managerial courage, someone who has the confidence in their decision making and unafraid of responsibility.  You will be an honest manager and a role model for others, often going against the status quo and winning the trust of others. 

As Yard Manager you will have strong leadership skills, influencing and coaching the team to achieve results and celebrate shared success. 

We are looking for a great communicator and listener, someone who has a clear understanding of our vision and can share it with the rest of the team in a way that motivates them and drives the business centre forward.

We are always looking for ways to improve operations to exceed our customers expectations, providing an unparalleled customer experience.

Experience in retail would also be beneficial although not essential. 


Please note, this vacancy may close prior to the expiry date if we have received a suitable number of applications.

We are one of the country’s leading agricultural supply businesses offering a complete suite of in-store, on-farm, and online services, inspired by our passion for the agricultural industry and wider rural community.  

Originally founded in 1960 by a small group of farmers, over the years we have grown and today we operate over 50 nationwide rural retail locations comprising Mole Valley Farmers, Mole Country Stores, and Farmdirect, along with our direct to farm business providing feed, fertilizer and other inputs to the nation’s farmers.

We exist for the greater good of our farming shareholders and work with them to improve their productivity, profitability, and sustainability.  

For everyone who works in one of Mole Valley Farmers’ businesses – just like our customers who live and work in it – the countryside is a way of life and we are committed to UK agriculture.


Generous holiday allowance

Staff discount in our retail stores

Pension scheme

Learning & development opportunities

Life assurance

Employment assistance programme

Salary finance

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