Purchasing Manager (Buyer)

Clear Edge Search & Selection Ltd
Competitive salary and package
Closing date
23 Mar 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Buying, Supply Chain & Logistics
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Purchasing Manager (Buyer)

Fresh Produce

Competitive salary and package


Our client is a fresh produce business that supplies a wide range of fruit and vegetables to the retail and food service sector throughout Northern Europe. Due to a growth rate of 10-15% year on year, the company now have a strategic 5-year plan to rapidly expand and develop further into new markets.

This is a demanding but unique opportunity for an experienced Purchasing Manager or Buyer to join a unique operation and highly ambitious team.

To be considered for this role, experience working as a Purchasing Manager or Buyer in the fresh produce sector is essential.

This business is leading across Europe in their chosen categories, and offer the opportunity to work within a down-to-earth, yet highly successful environment with a strong focus on employee engagement and individual development.

In this position, you will be required to:

  • To create and mature exceptional business prospects.
  • To develop and manage supplier and grower relationships both in the UK and overseas.
  • To research, analyse and investigate national and international operating markets and competitor pricing strategies.
  • To negotiate and agree weekly and seasonal prices with growers and suppliers.
  • To problem solve and communicate with hauliers to ensure correct quality levels on arrival, accurate delivery times, continuity of supply chain and corporate service level agreements.

Key Skills/Experience:

  • Two years’ experience in a supply chain or buying role within the produce industry
  • Ability to analyse and understand national and international operating markets
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • High level of self-motivation
  • Ability to measure risk and make sound judgement
  • Microsoft Excel - Intermediate to advanced level (knowledge of advanced formulae and pivot tables)
  • Business conversational and written Spanish would be advantageous

You will be joining the business as a member of the management team, and the company are offering the successful candidate some strong possibilities to progress internally.

Package includes a strong basic salary pension, healthcare and bonus.

Please contact Matthew Marshall on 07889 659839 for more information or to apply.


Clear Edge are an executive search and selection business, specialising in roles from middle management to Board level in FMCG and Retail sectors.

Recruiting high-calibre professionals across:

  • Sales & Marketing
  • Operations, Technical & Supply Chain
  • Retail

Genuine experts in your sector:

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Health, Beauty & Household Products
  • Consumer Durables

Our specialist consultants take a highly pro-active approach on behalf of their clients and candidates, with total commitment to service and results. Using our extensive market knowledge, unrivalled network of contacts and modern day recruitment techniques, we're here to give you the clear edge over the competition.

Find Us
0113 2054970
Lister House
Lister Hill
LS18 5AZ
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