A leader in a competitive market, our client is highly significant supplier of fresh produce & food to the major multiples. Their success is built on our ongoing commitment to quality produce, customer service, innovation and ethical trading.
Our client sources fresh produce from over 80 countries around the world. They anticipate and meet market challenges to ensure that they build on their success, meet clients’ demands and develop mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers.
Due to recent significant growth, they are now looking for a Senior Procurement Manager to major on global Grape supply.
You will be responsible for managing the sourcing, costs, availability, product quality and supplier relationships for the grape category.
You will be responsible for developing and managing effective supplier relationships and managing their performance through face to face meetings, factory visits and reviews.
You will also be required to identify new and novel products and growers/suppliers globally to support customers’ innovation plans, ensuring new suppliers are integrated seamlessly into their supply chain.
This role requires the development of structured sourcing and negotiation strategies for the category, so strong procurement, negotiation and cost base analysis skills are essential.
Experience of grape or similar fresh produce is essential.
Working knowledge of Spanish would be a distinct advantage. Your grower and supplier base will be global so you must have the flexibility to travel overseas.
In addition you will demonstrate excellent communication and relationship building skills, be self motivated, an experienced project manager and have excellent attention to detail.
If this sounds like the type of exciting role you’ve been looking for, please make contact with Ian Reed at Redfox without delay quoting ref: 4733IR