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Senior Procurement Manager

KPI Recruitment Ltd
Closing date
18 Feb 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Job Details

This is a senior procurement position, operating within the soft fruit sector.


  • Responsible for long term company procurement strategy on import fruit.
  • Directing and managing imported procurement function for these products
  • Responsible for maintaining the strategic relationship between key suppliers and partners.
  • Ability to read the market & propose calculated and agreed risks to grow business.
  • Close working relationship with Trading and Technical teams to deliver the strategic plan for the business.
  • Drive sustainable return for all stakeholders
  • Support import fruit category management
  • Mentor less senior people within the team
  • Deputise for Procurement Director in both internal and external engagements.


  • Delivery of growth against business strategic objectives
  • Responsible for P&L & foreign currency requests
  • Build a strategic oversees supply base to achieve growth targets in business plan and exceed customer expectations
  • Look at ways to add value, while achieving a low cost supply chain
  • Co-responsible for demand planning with trading teams
  • Accountable to follow technical diligence policies and procedures
  • Communicate and assist in country technical procurement managers
  • Pre-season and post season growers’ reviews
  • Be up to date on development of new varieties, technology and sourcing options- both countries of origin and logistics.


  1. Strong appreciation of business needs and resourcefulness in coming up with solutions to their challenges
  2. Ability to relate to key client personnel in a professional and credible fashion
  3. Well developed personal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of employees
  4. Good interpersonal skills and well developed leadership and management skills
  5. Be able to communicate in Spanish at a level which enables you to work with non-English speaking suppliers.
  6. Ability to delegate effectively and to follow-up as appropriate
  7. Ability to work as part of a team with colleagues across professional, operational and cultural boundaries
  8. Proactive approach and prompt responses to all service requests
  9. Strategic thinker adopting a risk aware approach
  10. Good time management and organisational skills with the ability to handle a number of tasks at once and meeting deadlines as required
  11. Good organisational skills
  12. Good IT skills including experience of Word and Excel

Excellent package on offer in addition to competitive salary.

KPI Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

All candidates registering with KPI Recruitment Ltd. will need to provide proof of identity, and evidence of any experience, training and qualifications our client considers necessary for their position.


KPI Recruitment Ltd. recruit Senior, Technical and Management staff for the UK Food & Drinks Manufacturing Industry. Handling and filling some of the best vacancies in the FMCG sector, candidates and companies alike have benefited from KPI’s innovative approach to filling Food & Drinks Manufacturing Industry jobs throughout the UK. Whether you have vacancies you need to fill or you are a candidate looking for jobs in the UK Food & Drink Manufacturing industry, call us for a confidential discussion of your FMCG requirements.

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0131 226 1044
1 St Colme St
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