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Head of Procurement - Fresh Produce

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorOther
Salary£70,000 to £80,000 per annum
LocationsKent, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted04 August 2017

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Head of Procurement with fresh produce experience required to develop the procurement strategy across the UK, Netherlands and Spain.

Client Details

A leading fresh produce business that has experienced expidential growth over the past 10 years now require a procurement professional to drive their strategy forward.


  • Manage the company’s supply portfolio ensuring transparency of spending
  • Generate and implement efficient sourcing and category plans to deliver best cost and total value
  • Analyse and calculate the costs of procurement and formulate plans to decrease expenditure
  • Invent and execute negotiation strategies to deliver profitable contracts and deals
  • Monitor, review and manage contractual performance of new and existing suppliers
  • Optimise sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency's
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis including market and competitor bench marking
  • Identify and estimate risk and implement techniques to minimise or mitigate
  • Identify and select trustworthy suppliers to partner and trade with.
  • Create and maintain supplier management and development plans to drive total value
  • Forecast price, availability and market trends identifying impacts to future activities of the business

Measure, review and publish key functional metrics


  • Previous experience in procurement/purchasing role within FMCG, Manufacturing or Food Industry
  • Advanced negotiation skills and the ability to maintain a professional network.
  • High level of analytical and numerical skills
  • Understanding of financial impact of procurement decisions
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to operate both tactically and strategically
  • Driven and goal orientated
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Intermediate to advanced level Excel, with competent use of all other MS Office programs
  • Spanish, Dutch or French language skills desirable
  • Degree educated with further professional qualifications (e.g. CIPS)
  • Strong project management and influencing skills

Job Offer

£70,000 - £80,000 plus package

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