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Fresh Produce Buyer | Fast Growing Food Business

England, London
£55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Closing date
19 Mar 2019

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

Are you a buyer with experience in the fresh produce sector? Can you work and act at pace whilst keeping a level head and calm and collected demeanour?

About Our Client:

Our client is a fast growing name in food convenience. They have some real cutting edge products and their marketing is second to none. They have established a great business, reputation for quality products and a thriving business in a relatively short space of time. They act with real pace to identify products that will appeal to their customers and make the most of any latest trends. The team are all massive foodies, which helps them deliver fantastic products to be proud of.

About the Job:

In this role you will be responsible for ~35% of the buying function of the business and will cover their fresh produce buying. You will leverage your experience and expertise in buying fresh produce to deliver savings and long term partnerships with key suppliers. You will have a track record of delivering commercial results and be able to work at real pace to deliver...our client offers a variety of seasonal products all of which have very short shelf life so experience in this area will be key. You will need to be able to be flexible to go and meet with suppliers at the drop of a hat to get the produce required for the next big launch or trend in the stated previously, you will need to work at real pace!!

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate for this role will have a background in fresh produce and/or fresh, chilled food. You will need to have buying experience and have a track record of delivering savings whilst building relationships with suppliers. Culture fit within the business will be important, and the ideal candidate will have a real passion for food, be able to work at pace, be able to deliver, all whilst having a relaxed/calm attitude. Essentially you will be a brilliant, dynamic buyer with passion for great food.

Minimum Requirements:

To be considered for this role, as a minimum, you will need to have a track record of delivering results in a fast moving food area. You will need to be commercially switched on, professional, passionate and be a strong team player.

Salary on Offer:

Salary and package will be very competitive depending on experience. As a guide ~£55 - £65k

Recruitment Process:

Our clients process for new hires is very thorough and has meant that they have a strong record of retaining the people that they hire. However, this process can take several weeks to complete. If you feel you have the experience and attitude that our client is looking for please click on apply. To discuss the role in more detail prior to submitting your application please contact Tom on 01780 480 530 or Job reference is TEM11279


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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