Trader/Buyer | Wm Morrison Growers Ltd c/o MorePeople
We are seeking an enthusiastic and self motivated individual to join our team and help us develop great vegetable supply-chains. The role will be based in the East of England with travel required; a suitable vehicle will be provided. Morrisons Growers are a young business set up primarily to supply Morrisons Supermarkets with fresh produce. We currently source around 5,000t per week of mainly UK grown vegetables and are gearing up for further growth. The procurement teams identify and manage grower supplies from around 200 growers into a supply plan for Morrison Supermarkets, delivering potatoes, carrots, onions and a selection of other veg to customer packing facilities. In this role you will use your proven track record in the fresh produce sector and this will be an opportunity to apply and develop your commercial and planning skills in order to surpass customer quality aspirations and achieve our financial goals.
Reporting to and working closely with the Trading Manager you will be grower facing and instrumental in building our supply base and aligning stocks to supermarket product specifications and volume requirements. The main focus of the role will be on delivering consistent quality supply to the central client base and trading excess stock. Do you have good negotiation skills and an intimate understanding of market values and cost awareness? Working in a dynamic business, you must have sufficient IT skills in order to interact with a trading system for internal and external transactions including logistics. Good communication skills and the confidence in dealing mainly with growers but also other parts of the supply chain are important. You are highly organised, you will have a good understanding of the principles involved in planning and procurement
This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate with excellent opportunities for career progression as the business evolves.
To apply or to arrange an informal discussion please contact Andrew Fitzmaurice 01780 480 530. firstname.lastname@example.org MorePeople is handling the recruitment of these appointments exclusively. Any direct or third party applications will be forwarded to them.