Procurement Manager

Posted 3 weeks ago

We have a new position with a well known and highly respected Fresh Produce company – They are a apart of a thriving international team who have a excellent reputation in the Industry – This role will be with the UK team in their offices based in Kent. A position has opened up for a experienced Fresh Produce Procurement Manager – Exciting stuff!

The Procurement Manager will be :

  • Creating and delivering the international procurement strategy for their main Fresh Produce Categories – Predominately Salads and Vegetables.
  • This will involve developing existing supplier relationships and sourcing new ones where appropriate.
  • Responsible for long term company procurement strategy on import fruit.
  • Directing and managing imported procurement function for these product
  • Responsible for maintaining the strategic relationship between key suppliers and partners.
  • Ability to read the market & propose calculated and agreed risks to grow business.
  • Close working relationship with Trading and Technical teams to deliver the strategic plan for the business.
  • Drive sustainable return for all stakeholders
  • Support import fruit category management
  • Mentor less senior people within the team
  • Responsible for managing the forecasts and budgets, ensuring you are working closely with the commercial and technical teams to gain team buy in.
  • You will be responsible for mentoring less senior experienced members of the team to ensure they are developing as well.
  • Deputise for Procurement Director in both internal and external engagements.

We are looking for a Procurement Manager from the Industry – Someone who knows what they are doing and they are therefore capable of ‘hitting the ground running’ with this exciting international company !

  • Current Procurement experience in the Fresh Produce Industry
  • Some exposure to Salads or Vegetables would be highly advantageous
  • The majority of countries they are sourcing from are Spanish speaking, so being fluent in Spanish is essential!
  • You would have a thorough understanding of the Fruit Industry and its customers in the UK
  • We would expect you to have a understand of the UK Retail and / or UK non retail or wholesale market
  • IT Skills must be excellent
  • Excellent communication skills

Salary – Very much dependent on the experience the successful candidate brings

Please contact Frank or Georgina to discuss the role and your experience on 01273 720599. 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 CategoryProcurement, Procurement Manager
Job Number8
Job TypeFull Time

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