Fresh Produce (Salad) Trader

Full-Time|Permanent
Kent
Posted 1 month ago

FMK Consulting are looking for a talented Fresh Produce Trader to join one of the leading international Fresh Produce companies in the UK – They have an enviable International Business Model and are well respected in the Industry. Due to continued growth and success, they are looking for a Trader to join their Fresh Produce Team!

They distribute to the whole of the UK and into the EU fresh produce sector, wholesalers, distributors, packers, processors, and some retail customers …

Overall, this is an impressive opportunity to grow your career; You would be joining a company that is committed to providing opportunities for innovation and growth. If you have the drive for success, you will have plenty of chances to develop a rewarding career.

They are interested in talking to Traders with experience in Salad categories, those with up to 2 years + current experience to those with a full portfolio of customers and a wealth of knowledge from the Fresh Produce Industry… selling into UK customers (non-retail preferred). Apart from your talent as a trader they are looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic, and hardworking individual to thrive in a team environment.

If you are an ambitious and dedicated trader, this is a fantastic role in which you can take on a new challenge with a successful international company.

 

The Fresh Produce Trader will be responsible for the following:

  • Sales and Planning
  • · Planning and procuring the required product for their customer base
  • · Understanding the cost structure and robust cost management
  • · Logistics planning and stock management of fresh products
  • Supplier Management
  • · Managing current relationships with supply base
  • · Developing new relationships
  • Customer Management
  • · Manage current relationships with customer base
  • · Develop new relationships with customers that complement the business model

 

 

To be considered for this role you must have the following knowledge and experience….

  • · Fresh Produce Sales experience. Experience in the Fresh Produce Industry must be current
  • · Minimum 2+ years’ experience in fresh produce trading (sales/purchasing). Our client is interested in seeing applications from all experience levels, but we would require the minimum level to be 2-3 years in a current Trading role.
  • · Sales experience selling into Fresh Produce Non Retail customers in the UK
  • · Current experience working with Salads
  • · You would have had experience in a customer focused role
  • · You should have a team player mentality
  • · Have excellent negotiation and organisational abilities.
  • · Language skills would be an advantage but not essential.
  • · Self-driven and positive, as a Trader, you must have brilliant interpersonal, numerical and communication skills, both over the phone for day to day trading and face-to-face for meeting suppliers/ customers alike.
  • · Previous experience in a trader/ sales or similar role is essential as is the ability to bring trading experience and skills with you.
  • · This role requires a high degree of personal motivation and we would want this to show in your track record.
  • For the more ‘ senior ‘ trading positions, we would expect you to have this added experience / knowledge
  • · Own portfolio of F&V customers
  • · Outstanding track record in Fresh Produce Trading
  • · Your current experience would be from within the Fresh Produce Industry and you would understand the Industry inside out.
  • · Excellent knowledge of the fruit industry and the customers
  • · You would be looking for your next Senior role within the Industry and your experience would reflect this
  • · Excellent people / team management skills
  • · You are currently working with the UK Retail or Non retail customers in the Fresh Produce Industry
  • · At least 5-6 years in a Procurement, Sales, Commercial , Category Management, Business Unit Management or similar role within Fresh Produce / Salad Categories

FMK Consulting

Please contact Frank or Georgina 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

Tel: 07734 861 080 / Email: info@fmkconsulting.co

Job Features

Job CategorySalad Trader, Sales, Sales Manager, Senior Sales, Trader, Trading Manager, Wholesale Sales
TypeFull Time
LocationKent
SalaryCirca £60,000
Job NumberF122

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