A leader in a competitive market, our client is one of the largest suppliers of specialist Fresh Fruit to the major multiples. Their success is built upon their on-going commitment to quality produce, customer service, innovation and ethical trading. They anticipate and meet market challenges to ensure that they continue to build upon this success, meeting clients’ demands and developing mutually beneficial relationships with an array of global suppliers and growers.
In this challenging, but rewarding position, you will be responsible for ensuring that the company has sufficient supplies to satisfy all customers’ requirements throughout the year. You will control the formation, implementation and execution of all raw material contracts throughout the business, develop and maintain a structured assessment of the supply base to ensure that regular contact with the supply base is maintained by the whole team. You will ensure that your team is developed and trained to carry out all relevant tasks.
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 fruit procurement is essential.
In addition you will be able to demonstrate outstanding communication and relationship building skills, be self-motivated and happy to travel regularly.
A very competitive remuneration package awaits the successful candidate.
If you have read this advert intently and feel you have the relevant skills and experience to be a success in the role, please call Ian Reed at Redfox for a confidential chat.