Procurement Manager Fresh Produce

16 Apr 2018
17 Apr 2018
Job Type
Contract Type
This company supplys British and imported Fresh Produce within the UK & EU. Their customer base is wholesale, foodservice, distributors, retail packing and food processors/juicers. They are currently expanding their Trading team to include a new Fresh Produce Procurement Manager.

They require a Procurement candidate to be part of an exciting period of growth for the business. They provide opportunities for innovation, progression and career development, together with a significant package to attract the best candidate.

You would be working with the Commercial Director to manage the day to day procurement and stockholding of fresh produce, with continual improvement of the produce in managing seasonal supply direct from Growers and 3rd party suppliers in the UK and worldwide.

The ideal candidate should have the following skills and experience
Experience of the fresh produce industry is essential, will have a proven track record of successful trading in the industry. Ideally in Exotics/ Fruit/ soft Fruit/ Citrus/ /Salad would be a bonus.
Developing new products, Source products worldwide, actively sourcing new suppliers, negotiate prices and oversee import of goods
Forecast requirements and order products to meet sales demand (with sales colleagues).
Review purchase orders for accuracy and optimum delivery / pricing.
Understanding of the global seasonal effects, and the ability to source from alternative suppliers
Negotiate improved pricing, packaging, product quality, and transport costs.
An understanding of the entire supply chain including air, sea, and land freight is paramount.
Build and maintain relationships both internally and with suppliers
Understand customer needs and excel in building excellent working relationships with new and existing contacts.
Must possess excellent communication on the phone and face to face, negotiation skills and whilst maintaining a professional attitude, having the ability to challenge and push back when appropriate.
Have the passion, ambition to succeed and willingness to continually develop your skills.
IT literate, Numerate and clear logical thinker with Good general administration skills
Ability to work on your own and in a team environment is essential
Able to work to challenging deadline
Knowledge & Experience of procurement processes
Must have driving license as will be required to visit suppliers and our warehouse.

Package up to GBP55k + bonus Pension DOE
To apply for the role, please apply by sending your CV.

Unfortunately they are only able to contact candidates who are successful in progressing to the next stage. If you have not been contacted within 16 days of your application, then please presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

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