Job Title: Buyer
Salary: £Competitive plus Car, Bonus, Health Care and Pension
Our client is a major player in fresh produce and is clearly established in the UK with strong relationships with all of their customers. They are continuing to expand by offering innovation, quality and service to their customers. As a result of this continued growth they are now looking for a Buyer to join their busy procurement team.
You will be tasked with ensuring the business receives optimal price, service and quality within purchasing of fresh produce across various sites.
*To manage the day to day procurement and stockholding of fresh produce across the group
*Managing the seasonal supply programmes from own production farms and 3rd party partners globally
*To manage the development and continual improvement of the supply base in line with the agreed strategy
*Ensure target KPI's are achieved on a periodic basis (weekly / monthly)
*Working with the Purchasing Team on the development of a Group wide fresh supply base, to run alongside current key stakeholders
*Provide support, insight and information to assist in the development of products and concepts for the 'Group markets'
*Supporting the team in the development of logistics networks to enable the delivery of competitively priced fresh cut herbs in destination countries
*Previous experience of procurement within Fresh Produce or Food Manufacturing
*Experience with Retail Market consumer trends and FMCG retail practices
*Strong knowledge & experience of procurement processes
*Proven ability to communicate effectively on all levels
*A self-starter with strong problem solving skills & the ability to bring process to complex scenarios
*Proven people skills
If you believe you have the skills and personality to fit these requirements please get in touch with Jason Kilbride Jason@hendbrown.com or call 07985 454318 for more information.
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