Buyer - Fresh Produce
Your new company
A leading supplier to the food and hospitality industry who specialise in fresh and 'short shelf life' products. They have seen rapid growth due to their unique business model and their continued drive to be the best in their industry when it comes to supplying the contract catering sector
Your new role
To continue with their continued expansion, they are looking to strengthen their Fresh Produce team with an expert Buyer who will be responsible the delivery of the buying and procurement strategies within the fruit and vegetable category. Primarily, you will be responsible for for managing the supply base, negotiating cost prices, and ensuring contractual terms and KPIs are adhered to. You will work closely with the Head of Buying, keeping them informed on all supplier, marketplace demand and team matters.
What you'll need to succeed
To be considered for this role, you will need to have experience in the Purchasing and Procurement of fresh food, ideally fruit and / or vegetables, but other short shelf life categories such as protein and dairy will be considered. You will be adept at developing long term relationships with suppliers and be able to consolidate the supply base if and when required. You must also possess outstanding commercial acumen underpinned by strong analytical and numerical ability. Outstanding influencing and negotiation skills are a must have.
What you'll get in return
In return, the company will offer a competitive salary of c£35 - 40,000 dependant on experience and host of other benefits including bonus, free parking and pension in a fast paced, vibrant and forward thinking environment
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please visit hays.co.uk/retail to view all of the vacancies we are currently working on.
Please note that due to the high volume of responses we receive, only successful applicants will be contacted within 5 working days