Fresh Produce Buying Assistant

05 Dec 2018
02 Jan 2019
Michael Kendall
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

We are working with a very fast growing and well-known retailer who are looking to add to their considerably experienced produce buying team with an enthusiastic and ambitious assistant.

The Job:

Working closely with senior members of the Buying team and the Buying Director themselves, you will be exposed to a great amount of experience on negotiating prices and contracts that will stand you in great stead to progress in this position. You will be ensuring they have everything they need in the form of information and research to make sure they get the best deals possible.

This role will be fast paced not only working with some of the fastest moving products in the retail supply chain but also because retailers need to be ahead of the demand curve at times. Ensuring they have enough stock to satisfy all consumers across a wide range of categories.

To succeed in this role you will soon have a great grasp of the products and suppliers along with ensuring great communication both internally and externally. You will also be able to understand and analyse the financial data at point of sale, using Excel.

The Successful Candidate:

To be successful in this role, you will have the following experience:
Experience in buying fresh produce or fresh food would be desirable.
Experience in fresh produce, growing food, agriculture or agribusiness and educated to degree level or similar.
Great communication skills, a flexible approach to working and experience with Microsoft Office.

If you are interested and would like to find out more, please get in touch with Michael Kendall on 01780 480530 or for a confidential chat.

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