Group Purchasing Manager - Fresh Produce - Kent

£70,000 - Fresh Produce - Purchasing
Ref: 84 Date Posted: Thursday 17 May 2018
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Our client is one of the leading Fresh Produce businesses in the UK and are now looking for a Group Purchasing Manager, based at their site in Kent. This position would report in to the Group Purchasing Director and has been newly created to manage the current workload alongside growing the business. Please see below for brief details on the position;

Key Responsibilities;

  • Identify geographical markets for sourcing of fresh fruit and explore opportunities to develop them
  • Coordinate purchases of specific products across sites and national borders, as delegated by the Category Director
  • Consult with group and local agronomy teams to follow up standards to be put forward to own growers
  • Ensure recurrent issues are integrated in the sourcing and purchasing strategy for the fruit category and corrective measures are taken

What you will receive in return;

  • Salary up to £70,000
  • Exceptional benefits
  • Exposure to outstanding leadership
  • Opportunity for global travel
  • Extensive opportunity for development and progression

Please apply immediately if you’d like to be considered for the role, I highly doubt it will go unfilled for long. Following your application, if appropriate I’ll be in touch as soon as possible to discuss the position in much more detail and provide a full job brief.

If this position doesn’t sound like something that would fit your skill set, but you are looking for something new, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I work solely within Fresh Produce, across all departments including Operations, Production, Commercial, NPD etc. I’d be more than happy to discuss your circumstances and see if I could be of assistance. I’m contactable in the office on 0115 9214807 or via email at george@elevate-rtc.co.uk.