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Procurement Manager

Procurement Manager


  • Liaison with overseas suppliers on volumes, market prices, and agreeing weekly programmes
  • Monitoring supply from growers on a daily basis
  • Liaison with sales team on supply vs customer requirements
  • Managing transport logistics for overseas sources
  • Running weekly accounting, preparing any claims and managing P/L of overseas supplier accounts alongside Procurement Administration
  • Liaison with accounts on invoices and claims


  • Liaison with suppliers on short term availability, daily loadings, and making sure departure advices are received
  • Weekly liaison with suppliers on prices and agreeing programmes
  • Preparing weekly supplier programmes tailored to customer demand
  • Managing logistics and load plans ex source for all countries; daily liaison with hauliers for Spain, Morocco and Portugal.
  • Daily liaison with sales team and QC team on customer requirements in terms of volumes, quality and varieties
  • Monitoring quality reports, stock rotation and Wares packing charges
  • Monitoring programme vs actual on deliveries to highlight any shortages/over supply
  • Preparation of supplier returns/invoicing incorporating any necessary claims, and monitoring P/L of overseas supplier accounts
  • Other ad hoc duties as required


  1. Evidence of extensive experience working in a comparable role, preferably within the soft fruit industry.
  2. Be able to communicate in Spanish at a level which enables you to work with non-English speaking suppliers.
  3. Strong appreciation of our business needs and resourcefulness in coming up with solutions to their challenges
  4. Ability to relate to key client personnel in a professional and credible fashion
  5. Well developed personal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of employees
  6. Good interpersonal skills and well developed leadership and management skills
  7. Creativity
  8. Ability to delegate effectively and to follow-up as appropriate
  9. Ability to work as part of a team with colleagues across professional, operational and cultural boundaries
  10. Proactive approach and prompt responses to all service requests
  11. Ability to identify needs and issues and recommend suitable and pragmatic courses of action and solutions, adopting a risk aware approach
  12. Good time management and organisational skills with the ability to handle a number of tasks at once and meeting deadlines as required
  13. Very good organisational skills
  14. Good IT skills including experience of Word and Excel


Reports to:          Procurement Director

If you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV to (*not or com) and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company

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If interested, please contact us and quote the reference F2502

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