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Commercial & Procurement Manager

England, Lincolnshire, Spalding
£38000 - £45000 per annum + DOE
Closing date
10 May 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Title: Commercial & Procurement Manager
Salary: £38,000 - £45,000
Location: South Lincolnshire

Are you a recent graduate looking to build your career in Food & Fresh Produce? If so, this could be the perfect role for you.

Working with a family-orientated & established Fresh Produce operation in South Lincolnshire you'll be apart of the next generation who take the business from an 8 to 9 figure operation.

What can I expect?

To lead the effective procurement of your nominated product portfolio (UK). To include;
  • Developing and maintaining profitable relationships with suppliers and customers.
  • Develop and manage routine daily relationships with all suppliers and internal teams.
  • Actively provide timely supply updates to the nominated customer.

What will be my responsibilities?

* Accountability for profitability according to agreed targets.

* Managing communication and returns to suppliers.

* Manage and develop nominated customer relationships.

* Ensure customer service levels of 99% DSL/99.7% QSL (or relevant RAG target).

* Identify trends within the market / customer using insight from various sources, taking into
account demographic and market changes. Formulate category strategies based on this.

* Conduct category reviews with customers looking at market trends, consumer trends, food trends
and the implications for them with our recommendations for new products (NPD), promotions,
merchandising and packaging.

* To ensure the delivery of Sales and Gross Trade Profit for your category, develop existing and new
customers; increase the company's market share in existing and new areas.

* Understand and explore customer requirements. Effectively communicate information flow
between the customer and internal customers and departments. Respond to customer
correspondence effectively and in a timely manner, communicating all key information to

* Ensure customer requirements and expectations are managed and met where these underpin the
company objectives. Meet customers and suppliers to discuss and formulate category plans and
negotiate promotional pricing (weekly and seasonal) and budgets. Make written proposals and
present these (both on line and in person) to the customer.

* Make proposals and presentations to your line manager, Board and others outlining achievement
of category plans, and presenting other information that may be required from time to time.
Reading and writing reports relevant to your area of responsibility.

Essential Criteria:
- Food or Fresh Produce Background. This could be a Harper Adams or MDS Graduate. Or even someone who's had a couple of years in the industry already!
- A confidence and willingness to engage in every commercial function of a market leading fresh produce operation.
- Comfortable with travel to domestic & international suppliers when required.

Interested? Apply below or contact me, Jordan, on 01780 480 530 or


MorePeople are a specialist recruitment business for the food, fresh produce, horticulture and agriculture industries. Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience in the industry, we’re a growing team comprising of a mixture of ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters passionate about the sector.

Offering a functional approach to recruitment, we have dedicated expert teams to assist in all roles across a business;

  • Commercial  
  • NPD
  • Operations
  • Technical
  • Growing
  • Agronomy
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • HR, Admin & IT
  • Rural Surveyors, Land Agents & Estate Managers

The team are committed to offering the best recruitment service for all professional roles within the sectors in which we operate.

Find out more on our website at or call us on 01780 480530.

Company info
01780 480530
Cherryholt House
Cherryholt Road

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