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Category Purchasing Lead - Produce, Lincolnshire

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
£50000 - £70000 per annum + (DOE)
Closing date
7 Mar 2019

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Full Time
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If you're a produce buying expert who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment then this is a great opportunity to join a rapidly growing business.

A market leading business, currently taking the market place by storm are now looking for an experienced Produce procurement professional. They have an outstanding reputation for being innovative and catering to their customers' needs with a strong ethos of food values. They manufacture from their own facilities and have multi-channel sales opportunities. Due to the businesses entrepreneurial style and significant growth they are now looking to expand their buying team in the South Lincolnshire area.

Reporting to the Commercial Director, responsibilities will include the procurement of all of the produce categories bought from a broad range of suppliers. You must have strong experience and working knowledge in fresh produce sourcing, supply base management and development gained within a manufacturing or food retail environment. You must possess the skills to negotiate commercially at a high level and have previous materials management experience.

The business has an NPD programme that is progressive and bold and you'll be involved in implementing and delivering the product development plan. This will be achieved mainly through sourcing produce to improve product quality and ensure Critical Path deadlines are met. The role will involve a great deal of autonomy with focus on delivering margin and cash contribution targets.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced produce procurement professional to bring their knowledge to an autonomous role in a rapidly expanding business. Our client is looking to move quickly, so apply today!

Tel: +44 (0) 1625 560778 REF. HLJ894981

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Focus Management Consultants (FMCL) commands a premier position in the Food and Drink industry. Established in 1990 in the recruitment sector, it comprises eight specialist divisions each offering a bespoke, confidential and targeted response to client needs and offering candidates a route through to the leading employers in the food and drink industry.  It works in partnership with a number of key food and drink manufacturers, retailers and foodservice businesses in the UK and on the global stage.  

Providing solutions across Manufacturing, Retail, Foodservice, Food Technology, Product Development, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Engineering, HR, Sales and Marketing from Graduate to Board level.

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