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Senior Procurement Manager | Fresh Produce | Kent

Employer
MorePeople
Location
England, Kent
Salary
£50000 - £65000 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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Job Details



Senior Procurement Manager | Fresh Produce | Kent
Salary ~£50-65k DOE
Are you an experienced procurement professional with a background in the fresh produce sector? Do you have a background in securing supply from South American and South African growers? If so, we want to hear from you.

About Our Client
Our client is one of the largest Fresh Produce businesses in the country, with a strong history of delivering strong results to their customers and good returns for their growers. They supply all of the major retailers with quality produce and have a great reputation for their service. They have heavily invested in the business to ensure that they can continue to add value to the supply chain. They are focused on living and breathing their company values and work as one team to deliver. They are farmers and producers themselves and they have built respectful relationships with growers across the world to offer a year-round supply of their fantastic products. They have also delivered some big steps in delivering their CSR program and are very focused on the environment.

About the Role
You will utilise your experience to create and deliver an international procurement strategy for your category. You will work with growers in South America and South Africa to ensure the supply of quality fresh produce year-round for the customers. You will direct the import team to manage the supply required, building long term, sustainable relationships with growers. Your insight and market knowledge will allow you to propose calculated risks to grow the business. You will offer advice on the latest varieties and trends to the grower partners to deliver the best possible crop to customers and consumers. Mentoring and influencing the junior members of the team will come naturally to you as you build and deliver sustainable business plans.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this role will be a resourceful and solutions-focused individual. Given the growers you will be working with, you will need to be able to communicate in Spanish. You will have a proven track record of delivering procurement functions with international growers/farmers and have a background in the fresh produce sector. Your emotional intelligence, communication, teamwork, leadership and organisation skills will be important to deliver in this role.

Minimum Requirements

International procurement experience within the fresh produce sector and being able to communicate in Spanish are must-have skills and experience for this role.

Application Process
The successful candidate will move through a two-stage interview process to include a task/presentation.

How to Apply
If this sounds like you, please apply now. To discuss the role in more detail before submitting an application, please contact Tom Edmondson-Matthews on 01780 480 530 or tom@morepeople.co.uk Job reference TEM13675

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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