Buying Manager – Fresh Produce

Location
Midlands
Salary
£Competitive basic plus full benefits package
Posted
28 Jun 2019
Closes
28 Jul 2019
Ref
CE-MM005544GJ
Function
Buying
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Buying Manager – Fresh Produce

Midlands

£Competitive basic plus full benefits package

 

Midlands based and one of the UK’s leading fresh produce businesses, our client has an excellent reputation working across multiple fruit and salads categories within the FMCG sector. Their products are a staple in the retail industry, and with such a focus on quality and sustainability, this business has achieved over 10% growth the last 6 years running. When they opened over half a century ago the business focused on one core category, and whilst this is still its main product line, they have expanded their portfolio vastly over the past few years. Following the company’s most recent success, they are now looking to add into their senior buying team. Their key focus is now on sustainability, developing new exciting products and further increasing the awareness of their range.

This role will initially work in conjunction with the Procurement Director on the key product suppliers. Within the first few months you will focus on learning the market, travelling internationally to meet new and existing suppliers and developing your knowledge of each category further. At this point you will take the lead of the existing procurement division, with a view to managing a team for the future.

To be considered for this role you will currently be working in a buying, procurement or trader role within the FMCG industry. Experience working within the fresh produce industry is preferable, however those working within the short shelf life/chilled food categories will also be considered. A passion for getting the best price and drive momentum in the business is key. As this is a senior procurement role, it is essential you are able to demonstrate a proven track record of developing previous buying functions.

In return you will be rewarded with a competitive basic salary, bonus, pension, health insurance and additional benefits.

If you feel you have the right skills and attributes for this role, please forward your CV today to be considered, or contact Clear Edge Search & Selection on 01132 054970 for further information.

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