Head of Procurement Required for one of the UK’s leading Fresh Produce Businesses

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25 Jul 2017
25 Aug 2017
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Head of Procurement Required -  Thanet Earth

Are you looking for an opportunity to play a hugely pivotal role in guiding one of Europe’s largest, most forward thinking Fresh Sector businesses towards new heights in expansion, collaboration and consumer influence?

Poised for further major growth, Thanet Earth is transforming fresh sector production and marketing in a select range of fresh product lines. They are the UK’s largest, most high-tech protected crop complex, growing tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers with exceptional green credentials for leading international retailers.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the Head of Procurement will work closely with the senior leadership team with the expressed aim of providing strategic direction, planning and management of the supply chain. This is to ensure its optimal operation with the correct balance of quality, cost, and service is in line with the Thanet Earth set business strategy.  The relationship building with their partner growers in the UK, Netherlands and Spain and external growing partners abroad is also key. And as you would expect the Head of Procurement will promote exceptional best practice within the whole business and complement these practices with leading senior level organisational skills.

The successful candidate will possess an exceptional track record of procurement/purchasing through senior level exposure working in the Fresh Produce sector or associated short life food products.  You will have a demonstrated record of supply chain function at a senior level and be a proven communicator.  And it goes without saying that you will also be an excellent negotiator and have a very high degree of numeracy and financial analysis skills.

To explore this career enhancing opportunity with one of the UK’s most innovative and forward thinking fresh produce business, please submit your resume via this website. To discuss further, please call Max MacGillivray on 01284 715055 for a confidential discussion.

Initial first stage interviews will be held week commencing 31st July in central locations. 4676M

Please note that Thanet Earth is working with Redfox Executive Selection on an exclusive retained basis. As such any 3rd party CV’s will be directly forwarded to Redfox.

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