Veg Buyer/Technical Crops Manager | West/Midlands

England, West Midlands
£30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
10 Jan 2019
07 Feb 2019
Tom Edmondson-Matthews
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you a professional and astute buyer with a background in fresh produce or possessing a good understanding of agriculture or agronomy? If so, we'd like to hear from you.

About Our Client:
We are currently working with a leading international business which offers a variety of fantastic products that are loved by many - quite literally millions of people a day. They have a great reputation for creating fantastic and innovative products. They supply all the major retailers with a mixture of branded and own label products. They are passionate about their products, and their people! They are proud to offer exciting and rewarding careers and are always on the lookout for talented and motivated individuals to join their growing business.

About the Job:
You will utilise your knowledge of vegetables and fresh produce to build relationships with ~15 suppliers to ensure year round supply of quality produce. Commercial capabilities are first and foremost in this role, however you posses good overall technical knowledge of growing, farming and agronomy. You will be personally responsible for root veg and a budget of ~£2m per annum whilst supporting on potato buying. You will utilise your experience in forecasting, supply chain, buying, stock management et al to ensure that products are used efficiently and ensure there will be not down time at the multiple sites that will fall under your remit. You will be comfortable getting out to see how crops are coming along and negotiating contracts with suppliers ensuring the best possible price whilst building a long term relationship.

The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate will have experience in vegetable buying/procurement. You will posses a strong technical knowledge or have an agricultural degree or background. You will be commercially astute, able to act under pressure and be a good rapport builder. Experience in buying from farmers / agriculture industry will be a real benefit. You will also have a great can-do attitude and be willing to learn and progress.

Minimum Requirements:
To be considered for this role you will need to have buying/procurement experience and have a solid working knowledge of farming/agriculture/agronomy/fresh produce technical elements.

~£30,000 - £45,000 DOE + car allowance, bonus, pension and other great benefits

Application Process:
This will be a two/three stage process. If you feel you have the required skills and experience please click on apply now. If you would like to discuss the role in more detail prior to submitting your application please contact Tom on 01780 480 530. Job reference TEM10994

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