Junior Category Buyer | Agri/Food Graduate
We are working with a truly unique business, one of the UK's biggest handlers of fresh produce. They are growing and would like to add a Junior Category Buyer to their team and bring someone enthusiastic into their Commercial team that they can invest in and help them grow with the business.
This role will see you working closely with the businesses buying and selling policies, procuring produce and getting to know the lead times associated with the speed of the industry. You will be working closely with the Commercial team maintaining stock and waste figures to keep the business figures up to date and relevant. You will also be working to give insight into specific business categories that you are responsible for.
You will also be working closely with growers in the UK and abroad, establishing links and communications. Setting up meetings and building relationships is a corner stone of this role and will benefit you and the business the more successful relationships you have.
The successful candidate will have the following:
A relevant fresh produce/agriculture/food degree or equivalent experience in the industry (ideally both).
Brilliant numeracy, Microsoft Office and relationship building skills will help you with growers and within the Commercial team.
You will also have a great attitude to working, keeping service levels high and able to work away from the office and potentially travel abroad where necessary.
This would be an ideal first step for a graduate looking to get into the food and fresh produce industry but also a great entry level position for someone looking for their first role in the sector.
If you are interested and would like to find out more, please get in touch with Michael Kendall on 01780 480530 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a confidential chat.