Buyer / Administrator | Fresh Produce | Mat Leave

£25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
30 Aug 2018
27 Sep 2018
Tom Edmondson-Matthews
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you an experienced buyer / administrator / planner with a background in the fresh produce industry? Are you available for a 12 month maternity cover contract? If so, we'd like to hear from you.

About Our Client:

Our client trades with major retailers and other suppliers across Europe and further a field with fresh produce all year round. They are a vertically integrated business with operations across the globe and have access to the finest quality fresh produce around. They are very innovative and have a solution orientated approach to drive customer relationships and service.

About The Role:

Are you a real wiz with Excel? Can you knock up a demand forecast utilising orders and historical data to get the numbers bang on? If so this could be the role for you. You will utilise your experience in the trade within planning, stock control, import, dealing with freight forwarders and hauliers etc to keep the produce moving and selling. You will have an eye for detail and spot any potential supply issues before they become an issue. You will have confidence in your problem solving abilities and be able to get stuck in and create solutions when required. You will liaise with the commercial / trading teams and production to ensure the volume of produce required is available whilst minimising waste.

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will have strong planning and administration experience within the fresh produce industry. You will be a strong team player and be willing to get stuck in and resolve any issues. You will have a real eye for detail and be comfortable communicating across a number of departments to ensure supply to our clients customers. You will ideally have experience with administrating the import of fresh produce and be familiar with the required documents and processes.

Minimum Requirements:

To be considered for this role you will need to be very comfortable with Excel. V-Lookups, pivot tables, forecasts etc will all come as second nature to you. You will be a strong communicator and be able to work with stake holders across a business.


Depending on experience, £25k-£40k as a guide. 12 month FTC for maternity cover with hand over period. Potential for a move within the business following this, although not guaranteed.

Application Process:

If you feel your background is suitable for this role please click on apply now. To have a discreet and confidential conversation regarding this position prior to submitting your application, please contact Tom on 01780 480 530 or Job Reference TEM10774

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