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Procurement Assistant | Fresh Produce

Closing date
25 Feb 2019

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Buying/Purchasing, Fresh Produce
Contract Type
Full Time
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About the Employer:

We are proud to be working with the UK's leading fresh produce provider as they continue to experience business growth. They are involved in the growing, sourcing, importing, packaging, marketing and distributing of over 300 lines of fresh produce, supplying into the retail, wholesale and food service sectors.

About the Job:

Reporting to the Procurement Manager you will successfully support the Procurement team across a range of activities, these include stock sheet management and identification of potential stock issues, invoice processing and managing waste. You will ensure consignment information is up to date and accurate detailing quantities, QC reports, charges and any other relevant information, you will collate this information for supplier returns and records.

You will work alongside procurement, commercial and technical colleagues to deal with queries and liaise with suppliers, service providers and distribution partners to ensure all areas of the day job are covered.

You will be responsible for managing all aspects of UK grower returns, this will include the creation of weekly sales statements, reconciliation of grower accounts, grower liaison and working closely with the Finance team to ensure any issues are resolved.

Weekend working is required on a 1 in 4 rota basis.

Ideal Candidate:

Due to the nature of fresh produce you will enjoy working in a fast paced environment, flexing your workload and priorities in line with business needs and meeting deadlines. You will have excellent communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team. You need to be highly numerate and an advanced user of MS Office: Outlook, Excel and Word, previous experience of using Navision would be desired but is not compulsory.

To discuss this role in more detail please contact Laura on 01780 480 530 or - job reference LP11209


MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience of working in the industry, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

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