Procurement & Operations Director - Fresh Produce
Our Client is a unique Fresh Produce business, sourcing product to supply an alternative and exclusive product range to the UK market. They are now seeking a Procurement & Operations Director to work within this passionate business and further develop company growth.
Reporting to the co-founders, this Procurement & Operations Director role will be responsible for scaling their Operations & Sourcing functions in a way that they are both environmentally and financially sustainable. This role will be spilt across two areas; Buying and Operations. You will not only define and lead their sourcing strategy, you also establish the strategic direction for the Operations function including current and future optimal structure, model/locations, partners, systems etc.
- Establish, manage and drive long term strategic goals that will produce industry leading KPIs and outstanding service to customers
- Continually monitor and review business performance, using KPIs; identifying and pursuing areas where performance can be improved and developed.
- Have overall financial and P&L responsibility for both Business Units.
- 10+ years’ experience in a fresh produce / Retail / FMCG environment
- Experience in fresh produce sourcing and/or business development
- Strong commercial acumen
- Direct experience managing in-house and/or outsourced – Logistics and customer fulfilment centres.
- Experience automating processes and leading on systems implementation like ERP, stock management systems
- Experience in scaling operations in a start-up environment
- A positive attitude, particularly to new tasks and problem solving.
This New role will be part of the senior management team and report to one of the co-founders.
We are looking for a fresh produce industry expert who has both strategic and operational experience, in order to take overall responsibility for the supply chain, customer fulfilment and sourcing elements of the business.
With enthusiasm, energy and drive to succeed, the successful individual will gain the opportunity to join an expanding company, with a competitive package, reflective of experience.
Please call our team to discuss the role of Sourcing Director / Procurement Director / Buying Director / Operations Director / Fresh Produce on 01284 735575 or alternatively please send an up to date CV for consideration.