We are working with a very progressive and forward thinking fresh produce business who, over the years, have diversified their offering significantly. Thanks to significant growth over the last few years, the business have a requirement for an experienced Buyer/Procurement Manager, to join and support the senior team. Experience of working in a manufacturing/added value environment would be useful, but their preference is for someone who has dealt with Fresh Produce (open minded on categories).
You will be responsible for maintaining existing supplier relationships and, where appropriate, developing new ones.
It is your task to negotiate the best prices and contracts for the future to ensure the best continuity possible.
Working closely with the other departments internally, to ensure the product meets the required standards set by the customers.
The Right Candidate:
There is a real opportunity to progress in this role, but there is also a "Goldilocks Zone". They need someone who has just enough experience so they can get up to speed quickly, but not so much experience that they will want to do too much too quickly.
You will need to have a good amount of experience as a buyer/procurement manager in your previous role, but could be looking for your next step up. Fresh Produce experience is a definite preference.
It is essential that you can take a calm and considered approach to things and display great attention to detail.
If you would like to have a confidential discussion about this role, then please get in touch with Morten Andresen on or apply via the link.