Full-Time|Permanent
Kent
Posted 3 weeks ago

Procurement Manager (Fruit, Vegetable, Exotics and Salads)

Location: Enviable office location in Kent
Language Requirements: English + Spanish
Industry Experience: Required
Travel Requirements: Willingness to travel
Salary: Based on experience

Position Overview:

We are looking for a proactive and dynamic Fresh Produce Procurement Manager to join a successful and well-respected Fresh produce Importer, grower, packer and distributer based in Kent. We expect the ideal candidate will have a few years of experience in a more junior procurement role within the fresh produce industry and is now looking to take the next step in their career. This role requires strong organizational skills, a deep understanding of the fresh produce supply chain, and proficiency in both English and Spanish.

Company Overview:

Our client has built a significant business with UK Retail, Foodservice and Wholesale.

They are well known for a full product portfolio sourced and grown in both Northern and Southern Hemispheres, for their varietal excellence and supply continuity. These include Citrus, Berries, Exotics, Fruit, Salads and Vegetables.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supplier Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers in the fresh produce industry.
  • Procurement Strategy: Develop and implement procurement strategies that ensure the timely and cost-effective supply of high-quality fresh produce.
  • Market Analysis: Monitor market trends, prices, and new products to make informed purchasing decisions.
  • Contract Negotiation: Negotiate contracts with suppliers to secure favourable terms and ensure quality standards.
  • Inventory Management: Oversee stock levels to ensure a consistent supply of products while minimizing waste.
  • Quality Control: Work closely with the quality assurance team to ensure all products meet company standards.
  • Logistics Coordination: Coordinate with logistics providers to ensure timely and efficient delivery of products.
  • Data Analysis: Utilize Prophet and Excel to analyse procurement data and generate reports for senior management.
  • Travel: Willingness to travel domestically and internationally to visit suppliers and attend industry events.

Qualifications:

  • Experience: A few years of experience in a junior procurement role within the fresh produce industry.
  • Language Skills: Fluent in Spanish and English.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in Prophet and strong Excel skills.
  • Industry Knowledge: In-depth understanding of the fresh produce supply chain and market dynamics.
  • Analytical Skills: Ability to analyse data, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Negotiation Skills: Strong negotiation skills with a proven track record of securing favourable terms.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both Spanish and English.
  • Travel: Willingness to travel as needed for the role.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement.
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment.
  • Travel opportunities and exposure to the international fresh produce market.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their CV’s to Frank Kinsella ; frank@FMKconsulting.co  (just .co) and feel free to call me for a chat about the role and how it might be a good ‘fit’ for you +44 (0)7734 861 080 .

 

Job Features

Job Category

Procurement Manager

Type

Fuul Time / Permanent

Location

Kent

Salary

Competitive DOE

Job Number

F2138

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