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Procurement Manager

A leading Fresh Produce company in Kent are looking for a Procurement Manager! The successful Procurement Manager would have a background in the Fresh Produce or similar Industry and would be able to speak Spanish (and English).


  • Liaison with overseas suppliers on volumes, market prices, and agreeing weekly programmes
  • Developing competitive and sustainable programmes with leading international suppliers to help to grow the business
  • To have a comprehensive understanding of the global market, to identify trends and capitalise on opportunities
  • Monitoring supply from growers on a daily basis
  • Strong working relationship with the sales team on and close collaboration supply vs customer requirements
  • Managing and reviewing 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 all source countries where required
  • 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



  • Must currently be in a Procurement / Purchasing / Sourcing role
  • Fresh Produce Procurement experience is essential
  • Evidence of relevant/useful experience working in a comparable role, preferably within the soft fruit industry
  • Be able to communicate in Spanish to a level that enables you to work with non-English speaking suppliers
  • Strong appreciation of our business needs and resourcefulness in coming up with solutions to their challenges
  • Ability to relate to key client personnel in a professional and credible fashion
  • Strong personal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of employees
  • Good interpersonal skills and well developed leadership and management skills
  • Energy, enthusiasm and creativity
  • Ability to delegate effectively and to follow-up as appropriate
  • Ability to work as part of a team with colleagues across professional, operational and cultural boundaries
  • Proactive approach and prompt responses to all service requests
  • Ability to identify needs and issues and recommend suitable and pragmatic courses of action and solutions, adopting a risk aware approach
  • Good time management and organisational skills with the ability to handle a number of tasks at once and meeting deadlines as required
  • Very good organisational skills
  • Good IT skills including experience of Word and Excel

Please contact Frank or Georgina +44 (0) 1273 720599 or +44 (0)7734 861 080 to discuss the role and your experience. Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company

For more information please call us on 01273 720599 or email us at

If interested, please contact us and quote the reference F889

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