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Business Unit Manager | Fresh Produce | Procurement

England, Lincolnshire
Closing date
6 Mar 2019

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Buying/Purchasing, Fresh Produce
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

We are currently working with a very progressive and forward thinking fresh food business, who have made some brilliant strides forward in recent years. As a result of this they have a new requirement for a procurement focused Business Unit Manager to join their team, thanks to the growth they have experienced. This is a great opportunity to take hold of the category and drive some real and very beneficial change. This role will suit a hands on Procurement Manager who will get under the skin of the whole supply chain and ensure it is running as effectively as possible.

The Job:
You will be creating and delivering the procurement strategy for this category.
This will involve developing existing supplier relationships and sourcing new ones where appropriate.
You will also be responsible for managing the forecasts and budgets, ensuring you are working closely with the Commercial and Technical teams to gain team buy in.
This role will also involve close links with the retailer to ensure a good collaborative approach.

The Candidate:
You must have had experience of sourcing sea freighted fresh produce as this is a core part of the role.
Experience of developing (not just managing) supplier relationships is crucial, as there is a journey that needs to be undertaken with them.
This is about a very collaborative and long term approach. Spot buying will naturally be required, but it is more important to set up and deliver a consistent end to end approach.

If you would like to know more information about his role and have a confidential discussion, then please get in touch with Morten Andresen on 01780 480530.


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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