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Procurement Manager (Fruit)

Job Type : Permanent, Full Time

Salary :

Our client is a long established and well respected Fresh Produce Importer, Packer and Distributor and have customers in the UK and abroad. They are looking to recruit a Procurement Manager from within the Fresh produce industry to join their wonderful offices in Kent …. They are looking for a Procurement Manager who can speak SPANISH!

The Role:-

* You will be responsible for the procurement of some key fruit categories and ensuring stock levels are maintained.

* The company have an established grower base and you will be responsible for working closely with them to develop the supply chain.

* You will also be responsible for managing the forecasts and budgets, ensuring you are working closely with the commercial and technical teams to gain team buy in.

* Proactive communication with stakeholders with a clear understanding customer needs.

* Work closely with suppliers to ensure future supply and to build strategic supplier partnerships

* Responsible for the supplier management and strategic sourcing of products.

* Responsible for buying a variety of fresh produce, negotiating the best Terms and price

* Work with suppliers to negotiate weekly availability

* Maintaining up to date market knowledge and behaviour, identifying new opportunities

* Build relationships and work closely with Sales team and other departments

* Responsible for maintaining a financially healthy procurement business

* Invoice suppliers and produce accurate account sales.

* Maintain day to day communication with suppliers and inform them of any quality issues which may result in a lower sales value

* You will be creating and delivering the procurement strategy for this category.

* This will involve developing existing supplier relationships and sourcing new ones where appropriate.

* This role will also involve close links with the Retailer to ensure a good collaborative approach.

Candidate Requirements:-

Commercially proficient in all matters of Buying and Selling fresh produce.
Demonstrable experience in a similar role in the fresh produce industry

You will ideally have around 4-5 years of experience in this category

Experience of developing (not just managing) supplier relationships is important as they work very closely with all of their partners.

Articulate and fluent in both English and Spanish

Good numerical and IT skill

Proven negotiation, influencing and relationship management skills

Portfolio of current sources of supply.

Must be passionate about produce

Commercially minded and be able to deliver results first and foremost

Given the nature of the role, there will be a flexibility expected in working hours

Strong and pro-active communication skills

Self-motivated with excellent time management skills and the ability to multi task

Ability to work efficiently and accurately and make good decisions under pressure

High level of computer literacy and attention to detail

Availability to travel (UK and abroad) to visit suppliers as and when required

Salary – Dependent on Procurement and Industry experience

Please contact Frank or Georgina +44 (0) (phone number removed) or +44 (phone number removed) to discuss the role and your experience. Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company

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