Produce Buyer, South Lincolnshire/East Midlands
A great opportunity for a Buyer with fresh produce experience to really influence the products we find on our supermarket shelves.
Working with this market leading client offers a real sense of involvement and achievement from day one. Widely regarded as being front runners in product innovation and quality, this multi-sited business provides a wide range of products to the leading retail multiples. It can point to numerous examples of developing people's careers and this gives the opportunity to join a business that operates at the highest levels.
This is a great opportunity for a Produce Buyer with experience in the fresh produce industry to join a real leader in its field. As a Produce Buyer you will ensure that the fresh produce procurement area delivers on short, medium and long term objectives into all of its customers. This role will see you reporting into the Purchasing Manager and will allow you the opportunity of purchasing core components for the site's finished products. Duties will include day-to-day buying as well as longer term projects to drive improvements in this important function. You will have regular contact with suppliers and internally with colleagues across the factory.
Key responsibilities include:
- Managing site raw material performance with your customers - supporting on customer and grower visits
- Continuously develop product knowledge and market intelligence and use this knowledge to support sourcing plans
- Managing supplier relationships and focus on the resolution of any supply and supplier issues
- Contributing to the development of the procurement strategy and ensure full understanding of the group strategy
This particular business unit supplies premium, chilled products and therefore someone with a high attention to detail and quality is required. You will have previously had experience of Buying / Procurement within the food industry, and ideally within produce. A relevant degree / qualification is an added bonus.
To apply please send your CV through to me today.
REF. HLJ894097 By Focus Management
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