Procurement Manager

Full-Time|Permanent
Kent
Posted 6 months ago

Our client is a long established and well respected Fresh Produce Importer, Packer and Distributor and have customers in the UK and abroad. They are looking to recruit a Procurement Manager from within the Fresh produce industry to join their wonderful offices in Kent …. They are looking for a Procurement Manager who can speak SPANISH!

The Role:-

  • You will be responsible for the procurement of some key fruit categories and ensuring stock levels are maintained.
  • The company have an established grower base and you will be responsible for working closely with them to develop the supply chain.
  • You will also be responsible for managing the forecasts and budgets, ensuring you are working closely with the commercial and technical teams to gain team buy in.
  • Proactive communication with stakeholders with a clear understanding customer needs.
  • Work closely with suppliers to ensure future supply and to build strategic supplier partnerships
  • Responsible for the supplier management and strategic sourcing of products.
  • Responsible for buying a variety of fresh produce, negotiating the best Terms and price
  • Work with suppliers to negotiate weekly availability
  • Maintaining up to date market knowledge and behaviour, identifying new opportunities
  • Build relationships and work closely with Sales team and other departments
  • Responsible for maintaining a financially healthy procurement business
  • Invoice suppliers and produce accurate account sales.
  • Maintain day to day communication with suppliers and inform them of any quality issues which may result in a lower sales value
  • You will be creating and delivering the procurement strategy for this category.
  • This will involve developing existing supplier relationships and sourcing new ones where appropriate.
  • This role will also involve close links with the Retailer to ensure a good collaborative approach.

 

Candidate Requirements:-

  • Commercially proficient in all matters of Buying and Selling fresh produce.
    Demonstrable experience in a similar role in the fresh produce industry
  • You will ideally have around 4-5 years of experience in this category
  • Experience of developing (not just managing) supplier relationships is important as they work very closely with all of their partners.
  • Articulate and fluent in both English and Spanish
  • Good numerical and IT skill
  • Proven negotiation, influencing and relationship management skills
  • Portfolio of current sources of supply.
  • Must be passionate about produce
  • Commercially minded and be able to deliver results first and foremost
  • Given the nature of the role, there will be a flexibility expected in working hours
  • Strong and pro-active communication skills
  • Self-motivated with excellent time management skills and the ability to multi task
  • Ability to work efficiently and accurately and make good decisions under pressure
  • High level of computer literacy and attention to detail
  • Availability to travel (UK and abroad) to visit suppliers as and when required

Salary – Dependent on Procurement and Industry experience

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

Job Features

Job CategoryProcurement, Procurement Manager
TypeFull-Time
LocationKent
SalarySalary - Dependent on Procurement and Industry experience
Job NumberF1219

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