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Category Purchasing Manager - Fresh Produce

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Category Purchasing Manager - Fresh Produce

Recruiter1st Executive
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Manufacturing
Salary£50,000 to £60,000 per annum
LocationsBuckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted28 September 2017

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Category Purchasing Manager - Fresh Produce

My client a Major Food organisation are seeking to recruit an experienced purchasing individual with strong experience in the purchase of Fruit, Vegetables and Fresh Produce. You will take responsibility for a global spend, and a train and develop a small team in best procurement practice.

The Role:

Implement and drive the strategy for the business across the Fresh produce area on a global basis.

Recruit, develop and manage a teams of high performing individuals

Analyse, manage and develop supplier relationships

Build strong stakeholder engagement across the business, delivering best procurement practices and constantly analysing performance

Work Experience:
  • Significant previous procurement experience with responsibility for delivery of a procurement category strategy and procurement category benefits including financial savings
  • Experience gained within Food, Food Service, Wholesale or Retail Grocery background preferred
  • Significant team management experience
  • Experienced negotiator with excellent communication skills
  • Experience in purchasing of Fresh produce.
  • Understanding of relevant strategic sourcing and demand levers and cross-functional approaches and ability to adapt levers to cope with specific challenges
  • Experienced in complex stakeholder management
  • Good experience in managing and delivering projects on time in international and cross-entity settings

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Recruiter: 1st Executive
Tel: 0843 216 3030
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