Fresh Produce Buyer | London | Growing Business

Recruiter
MorePeople.
Location
Mitcham
Salary
£30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted
17 Oct 2018
Closes
14 Nov 2018
Ref
MA10788
Contact
Morten Andresen
Function
Buying
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent


We have a great opportunity for a Fresh Produce Buyer to join a fast growing, ethical produce business. Having identified an opportunity to improve sustainability and reduce waste in the supply chain, our client are now looking to build on their recent success with a period of strategic growth. As a result of this, they now need to put more focus on the sourcing of their products and this is where you come in. They are involved in a range of products, across Fruit, Veg and Salads so a general understanding of produce is essential.

The Role:

You will be liaising with a range of growers around the country and in Europe, to ensure they have good continuity of supply throughout the year. A core part of this role is to ensure you are actively seeking out new growers and partners. This allows you to manage the forecasted increase in demand and puts the business to be in a good position to continue its growth. You will be working closely with the Operations Manager and the Directors, so you are always clear on the upcoming plans and requirements.

The Candidate:

Fresh produce experience is essential. The specific experience required from within the industry is broader, given the range of produce they are involved with. A proven track record of building good relationships with growers is key and the ability to seek out new relationships is crucial as well. Fundamentally, you will need to be passionate about building something from a good starting base. There are some real opportunities to be a bigger part of this business as they grow but they need good people to help them do it.

If you think this sounds like it could be of interest, or you are interested in similar roles, please contact Morten Andresen on 01780 480530 or apply via the link.

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