Fresh Produce Trading Manager

West Midlands
Posted 1 year ago

Our client is a well known Fresh Fruit company with a leading reputation in the Fresh Produce Industry in the UK and worldwide. They are looking for a Sales / Junior Trading Manager to join their team based in the West MIdlands.

They are looking to develop existing and new business with the appointment of a Sales / Trading Manager, Sales and Procurement of product utilising negotiation and communication skills with growers and clients alike.

You will be assisting with the growth of existing business, developing new business accounts to include new product areas and new customers within the UK Retail and Non retail markets. You will be working closely with the business, constantly ensuring the actions that are being taken are in their best interest.

This is a opportunity for a person currently in a junior position in Sales or similar! Knowledge of the Fresh Produce (or similar) Industry is highly advantageous.

The Role

A Fresh produce trader is responsible for the procurement and sales of produce in the most efficient way. As such they negotiate the most efficient cost prices and arrange transportation to maximise profits and maintain market share.

As a Fresh Produce Trader, it will be your job to initially manage the sales admin function but as you progress the trading role with our wholesale customers.

  • You would be motivated to cold call and bring in new customers and business as well as proactively sell and grow their existing accounts.
  • As a trader you will be marketing the company’s own fresh produce to markets around the country and also utilise your experience to introduce other products as opportunities arise.
  • Building strong relationships with the markets and developing new contacts where possible.
  • Working with international sources, ensuring good value and good quality produce is always sent.

Guidance in the role and Training will be provided if / when needed.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • At least 1- 2 years in a Sales or Trading role (Ideally within a similar Industry)
  • You will need to have excellent negotiation skills with a resilient and “can do” attitude.
  • You will need natural trading ability with a good commercial insight.
  • Language skills are advantageous. Spanish especially.
  • Brilliant interpersonal and communication skills both over the phone for day to day trading and face-to-face for meeting suppliers/ customers alik
  • We are looking for someone who can drive / can travel and able to visit markets, suppliers in the UK and globally
  • Experience in fresh produce will be a bonus (doesn’t matter if it is fruit, veg or salad) but it’s not essential.
  • You must have a passion and basic knowledge of the produce industry.
  • You will be a fast learner, enthusiastic with a healthy product knowledge, excellent communication skills and an insatiable drive to succeed.
  • Language skills are advantageous

Please contact Frank Kinsella – Fmk Consulting on 07734 861 080 to discuss the role and your experience. Or 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.

Job Features

Job CategoryJunior Trader
TypeFull Time
SalaryCirca £30,000+ Benefits / Bonus
Job NumberF584

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