Head of Procurement | Fresh Produce

Employer
MorePeople
Location
England
Salary
£60000 - £80000 per annum + DOE + Package
Closing date
9 Aug 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Function
Buying, Supply Chain & Logistics
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Head of Procurement | Fresh Produce
Salary ~£60-80k DOE
Are you an experienced procurement professional with a background in the fresh produce sector? Do you have experience in buying in a multi-site environment? If so, we want to hear from you.

About Our Client
Our client is a leading manufacturer of fresh/chilled food. They supply the major UK food retailers, discounters and foodservice markets with a variety of products. They have a great reputation for quality and service levels and have built real, collaborative relationships with their customers. They have multiple locations across the UK, each with state of the art facilities that have seen significant investment. Our client is committed to delivering products that add value to their customers and consumers.

About the Role
In this role, you will create and deliver the procurement strategy across all fresh produce required to fulfil the business needs. You will work with suppliers to build robust supply chains that delivers the quantity of quality fresh produce required. You will be responsible for building supplier performance trackers, selecting supplier partners, contract negotiation and development activities to deliver for multiple sites. You will form part of the SLT and represent the group procurement team on fresh produce. You will support the local site GM's to ensure sufficient supply to meet with customer demands. Technology and the latest procurement tools and resources will enable you to deliver improved forecasting, terms, processes and supply partners.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this position will have held senior procurement roles across multi-site food manufacturing businesses. You will possess commodity/fresh produce experience are understand the fresh produce supply chain. You will hold exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills. Your CIPS/MCIPS will mean that you are very organised and process-driven. Experienced in setting a procurement strategy and partnerships, you will also be hands-on and be able to deliver the strategy you have created. You will have experience in leading a small team and will possess gravitas.

Minimum Requirements
To be considered for this role, as a minimum, you will need to have significant procurement experience in a commodity type food sector. An understanding of fresh produce growing and the commercial supply chain will also be important. You will also need to be able to demonstrate your ability to create and deliver an effective procurement strategy. You will be a driven individual who has operated in a decentralised multi-site procurement team.

Application Process
The successful candidate will move through a multi-stage interview process which will include a presentation. Whilst every effort will be made to conclude this process, it will take time to complete.

How to Apply
If this sounds like you, please apply below. To discuss this role in more detail prior to submitting your application, please contact Tom Edmondson-Matthews on 01780 480 530 or tom@morepeople.co.uk Job reference TEM13681

Company

MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience of working in the industry, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

Find Us
Telephone
01780 480530
Location
Acanthus House
10a Belton Street
Stamford
PE9 2EF
GB

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