Procurement Manager | Fresh Produce | Good progression
We are currently looking for a Procurement Manager to join one of our fresh food manufacturing clients. They are part of a large group and have a formidable reputation when it comes to sourcing raw material, particularly fresh produce. They are involved in a wide range of fresh products and as such, they are open minded to finding someone with either fruit, vegetable or salad buying experience. The chances are you will currently be a buyer looking to take a step up or an existing procurement manager with a view to changing your current company.
As the Procurement Manager, you will be working closely with the Head of Procurement ensuring contracts are in place for the coming seasons. This is a very flexible business and they buy a large volume of produce for a variety of areas within their business. As such you will need to be able to work in a flexible and forward thinking way. There are some opportunities for "quick win" spot buys, but mostly it will come down to good long standing relationships and accurate forecasting for setting contracts.
You will have a background in fresh produce (fruit or vegetables, it doesn't matter) and be looking to be part of a progressive and hard working business. You won't be afraid to stand your ground when needed both with growers and internal colleagues. But you will also need to know when you can flex and be more accommodating. It is a difficult balance to achieve. But fundamentally, you will be passionate about doing what is in the company's best interest and always strive to attain the best product at the best price.
If you are interested in this role, please get in touch with Morten Andresen on 01780 480530 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org