Head of Buying | Fresh Produce | Competitive
We are currently working in conjunction with one of the country's leading fresh produce businesses. As a result of an internal promotion, they are currently looking to appoint an experienced Head of Buying to lead their Procurement team and ensure they are achieving the required results. You will ideally have a background in fruit procurement, but all fresh produce lines will be considered.
As the Head of Buying, you will be responsible for setting and leading the procurement strategy for the overall business and ensuring the relationships with your suppliers and growers are maintained. You will be working in conjunction with the Sales Director to ensure the business is fully aligned with its future supply planning and that the forecasts are as accurate as possible. Year round supply is important to the business and its customers, so development of new varieties and sources will be key to the success of the products throughout the year.
A background of dealing with fresh produce is essential. The product categories themselves are slightly more open, but fruit would be preferred. Having experience of leading a team will also stand you in good stead. Languages skills would be a distinct advantage, but again, not essential. Naturally, good time management, effective delegation and good communication skills will all be a vital part of the role as well!
The business is a very inclusive and proactive business, who ensure that their employees have the full support they require to do their jobs effectively. If you feel that the Head of Buying role could be of interest, then please don't hesitate to apply or get in touch with Morten Andresen on 01780 480530, for a completely confidential discussion.