Livingston James retained by Scotgrain to appoint new Commercial Manager

Scotgrain work in partnership with Scotland’s growers and grain customers to supply quality grains to market. As one of the largest grain buyers in Scotland, Scotgrain provides a route to market for all combinable crops including Malting Barley, Oats, Wheat, Rye and Oilseed Rape. We offer a range of marketing options to Scotland’s growers, including long term contracts and buyback agreements, helping to reduce the risk of growth and harvest conditions to Scotland’s arable farmers.

Scotgrain’s parent company, Bairds Malt, provides a direct market for the best Scottish Malting Barley supporting the success of Scotland’s distilling and brewing markets. Bairds Malt was founded nearly two centuries ago, based on the simple idea that to produce the best beer or whisky you have to control its key ingredient – malt. Bairds has approx. 280kt malting capacity with three plants in Scotland and one in England, with plans to add an additional 57,000mt of annual capacity by early 2027. Bairds is the largest UK maltster, having been acquired by Malteries Soufflet in 2023. The acquisition has brought investment, expansion and opportunity to the business, making it an exciting time for someone to join.

Scotgrain is now looking to appoint a new Commercial Manager to manage the successful operation of our Agrochemical and Agronomy business. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced individual looking to work for a global business with a local feel.

The Commercial Manager will be responsible for management of an agrochemicals business with a turnover in the region of £1.7 million as well as management of the Agronomy structure, staff, and training. Candidates must be BASIS qualified and have experience in managing and developing a team. Candidates should enjoy working autonomously and have confidence in their ability to take the lead and bring solutions.

If of interest, please get in touch with Kirsty Mclardy at Livingston James, our retained advisors, for a confidential discussion at [email protected].


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All third-party applications to Scotgrain will be forwarded to Livingston James for inclusion.


Scotgrain is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

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