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Veritas Partners Limited
Atherstone, Warwickshire
up to £50000
Closing date
12 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Other Job Function, Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Office Based either Sunday to Thursday or Tuesday to Saturday.

Basic: £35,000 + 4% pension match, staff discount and perkbox subscription.

Reporting to the Head of Procurement with the primary function being to negotiate the best value for the business

Key Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that produce is supplied at the quality and price that ensures profitability
  • Keep abreast with market intelligence to ensure best deals on volume and cost.
  • Develop relationships with growers and suppliers to provide them short, medium and long term programmes
  • Manage the on-going performance of suppliers and product range within the scope of the role with responsibility for maintaining and developing margin for the product range and category.
  • Participate in supplier approval processes ensuring compliance with all due diligence prior to acceptance.
  • Accountable for stock level management with due consideration to storage capacity & costs, quality, residency limits, use and best purchasing price.  
  • Ensure continuation of year round supply and identify complimentary sources to secure and enhance market share.  
  • Play a key role in product development, supporting key internal stakeholders with effective an

About you:

  • Working within the fresh produce industry as a Buyer with a minimum of two years of experience within a similar  role.
  • experience of contract and supply negotiation.
  • A thorough understanding of the entire supply chain including air, sea and land freight and all customer requirements.
  • Proven experience of working to strict deadlines with the ability to accurately and methodically multitask.
  • An understanding of the global seasonal effects and the ability to source from alternative suppliers.

The Company

  • We are a fast-growing premium supplier of high-volume, high value produce week in and week out. We have a mix of branded and own label produce that are natural, flavoursome, and nutritionally rich. We have pioneered the food in our category in the UK and have witnessed year on year sales growth. Our products, both branded and own label are listed in the major multiples and wholesale.
  • In return the business can offer long term career opportunities within a dynamic and exciting company

Interested? If you wish to apply for this role, please click on the apply button with a copy of your up-to-date CV. Due to the high number of candidates applying who have visa requirements, we would like to provide advance notice that we are currently unable to progress with any candidate who does not have a full right to work in the UK without dependant or sponsorship requirements.

Not right for you? We have a vast portfolio of clients who are always looking for new talented and passionate individuals to join their teams. Let us know what you are looking for and we can help match you with your next career move.


Food and Drink Manufacturing

Veritas is a specialist recruitment consultancy with an impressive client base across the FMCG, Consumer and Corporate sectors. Our philosophy at Veritas is to provide open, honest and comprehensive solutions to candidates and clients alike.

We take the responsibility of finding you the right role, in the right company, very seriously. We’ll guide, advise and coach you so that you’re putting your best self forward. And then we’ll give you honest feedback… until we achieve your career goals.

Operating on a national basis and with over 50 years’ experience across the management team we completely understand the current market and are perfectly positioned to advise you on your next career move.

Our vacancies include General / Site Managers, Factory Managers, Technical Managers, Hygiene Managers, Health Safety & Environmental Management, Engineering Managers and Engineers, Quality Assurance, Continuous Improvement and Shift Managers.


Company info
0118 903 4914
Seddon House
Gas Lane
RG10 9LX
United Kingdom

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