Purchasing Manager / Procurement Manager

RE Resource Group
Oversley Green
£30,000 per annum
27 Jul 2017
31 Aug 2017
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an experienced Purchasing/ Procurement Manager (Fresh Produce) looking for a new opportunity to work with a highly-accredited company that values its employees? A truly exceptional business based in Alcester, Warwickshire, a trusted supplier to the likes of Aldi and Morrison’s to name a few, are now recruiting. Suppliers of fresh Fruits and Vegetables, this company has grown from strength to strength and are now looking to welcome a highly-experienced Purchasing / Procurement Manager to their team. This is a full time, permanent, predominantly office based role, offering a basic salary of up to £40,000 and a company car.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Purchasing Manager:

  • Evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, and delivery speed
  • Procurement responsibilities: Selecting reliable suppliers to provide quality goods and purchasing these at reasonable prices
  • Analyse price proposals, financial reports and other information to determine reasonable prices
  • Negotiating prices and contracts
  • Attend meetings and keep up to date on industry knowledge
  • Reviewing technical specifications for produce, components, equipment determining quantity and timing of deliveries (more commonly in small companies)
  • Forecasting upcoming demand
  • Responsible for the logistics and transportation of the produce
  • Ensuring that all produce meets company standards
  • Understanding different terminology (E.g. Mark up, Margin, Purchasing P&L) to ensure accuracy and precision
  • Liaise with suppliers to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action
  • Maintain and review records of items bought, costs, deliveries, product performance and inventories
  • Evaluate and monitor contracts to ensure that suppliers adhere to terms and conditions of the contracts

Requirements of the Purchasing Manager:

  • Experience of working in the Fresh produce industry (fruit and vegetables)
  • Experience of working in a Purchasing/ Procurement Manager role
  • A strong understanding of sales and market trends to ensure effective negotiations
  • Accuracy and attention to detail are paramount
  • A technical understanding combined with a commercial awareness of the fresh produce industry
  • Self-sufficient and energetic
  • Hard working with a 'can do’ attitude

I wouldn’t want you to miss out so if this sounds like the opportunity for you, APPLY NOW.