Job Title: Buying Manager
Salary: £40,000-55,000 plus Car, Bonus, and Pension
Our client is a major player in fresh produce and is clearly established in the UK with strong relationships with all of their customers. They are continuing to expand by offering innovation, quality and service to their customers. As a result of a structural change they are now looking for a Buying Manager to join their busy procurement team.
You will be tasked with ensuring the business receives optimal price, service and quality within purchasing of raw materials. You will work closely with international growers, establish strong supply routes and build in contingency plans. You will become a real specialist and fountain of knowledge for the product areas.
*To manage the day to day procurement and stockholding of the products.
*Managing the seasonal supply programmes from production farms and 3rd party partners globally
*To manage the development and continual improvement of the supply base in line with the agreed strategy
*Ensure target KPI's are achieved on a periodic basis (weekly / monthly)
*Working with the Purchasing Team on the development of a Group wide fresh supply base, to run alongside current key stakeholders
*Provide support, insight and information to assist in the development of products and concepts for the 'Group markets'
*Supporting the team in the development of logistics networks to enable the delivery of competitively priced products in destination countries
*Previous experience of procurement within Fresh Produce or short shelf life food
*Experience with Retail Market consumer trends and FMCG retail practices
*Strong knowledge & experience of procurement processes
*Proven ability to communicate effectively on all levels
*A self-starter with strong problem solving skills & the ability to bring process to complex scenarios
*Proven people skills
If you believe you have the skills and personality to fit these requirements please get in touch with Jason Kilbride Jason@hendbrown.com or call 07985 454318 for more information.
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