Purchasing Manager | Fresh Produce

North West London
£60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
16 Oct 2019
13 Nov 2019
Tom Edmondson-Matthews
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Are you an experienced buyer with a background in fresh produce? Have you been able to build long term relationships with suppliers, whilst simultaneously delivering savings without sacrificing quality? Do you have a track record of leading a team to deliver results? If so, we want to hear from you.

About our Client:
Our client is a leading business in their sector and have helped their customers deliver savings and improved profitability. They have a great team work ethic and support one another to help the business succeed in their objectives to help their customers. They like to take a pro-active approach to ensure they continue to deliver results and add value to their customers and end-users. They have a global reach and have suppliers and customers across Europe and further a field. Our client believe in offering a very competitive benefits package, work life balance and personal learning and development.

About the Job:
This role will play a pivotal part of the clients product offering to help drive savings and commercial performance across their customers. You will utilise you experience in fresh produce to help deliver an ultra-competitive range of products that customers and end-users will love. You will be able to distinguish what quality products are, be able to negotiate the best prices and build long term relationships with suppliers. This role is all about delivering commercial results for customers by buying using the best possible practices and procedures. You will work closely with internal teams in supply chain, quality, product and the like to deliver the best possible products and service to customers. You will be able to create and drive a strategy for the fresh produce category and be able to lead a team to ensure the continued success of the fresh produce buying team.

The Ideal Candidate:
As the ideal candidate, you will have strong commercial buying experience in a fresh produce category. You will understand the challenges of short shelf life fresh products that meet BRC standards and deliver value for customers and end-users. You will be able to demonstrate your commercial abilities and buying expertise. You will be able to discuss your methods and buying practises to show a robust buying process. Someone with a CIPS qualification would therefore be suited to the role. You will be a strong communicator and be able to work closely with internal and external team members.

Minimum Requirements:
To be considered for this role, as a minimum, you will need to have a robust buying process that can be applied to different product categories. You will need to have experience in short shelf life food products and have experience in, or be capable of, leading a team.

~£60-£70k + car allowance, bonus and competitive package

Application Process:
The successful candidate will move through two stages, including a presentation. This process can take time to complete. If you feel you have the required experience please click on apply now. For more information / an initial conversation about the role please contact Tom on 01780 480 530 or Job reference TEM11925

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