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Procurement Assistant (Fresh Produce)

Job Title

Procurement Assistant (Fresh Produce)

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Food Service, Catering, & Hospitality, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Other, Service - Other, Services
Salary£18,000 to £22,000 per annum
LocationsKent, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesCustomer Service, Inventory Management, Purchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted05 June 2018

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The Procurement Assistant (Fresh Produce) will effectively support procurement activities across a range of fruit categories to ensure high quality raw material provision to requirements and in line with commercial expectations

Client Details

Our client is a very successful FMCG business who are now looking for a Procurement Assistant to join their team in Dartford, Kent. They are offering a great opportunity to gain exposure in a range of areas and to develop your career in a busy and fast paced environment.


The Procurement Assistant (Fresh Produce) will be responsible for:
  • Collaborating and preparing relevant data for reporting and analysis
  • Supporting the Procurement and Supply Chain team in development of seasonal reviews
  • Assisting in the planning of orders to meet product programmes
  • Undertaking projects with the continuous improvement team to help inform buying decisions
  • Communicating with internal and external stakeholders in regards to stock, packaging, transport and production
  • Assisting in the review of the supplier base, negotiating and ensuring best value for money
  • Supporting in any new product development
  • Travelling to off-site meeting locations when required


The successful Procurement Assistant (Fresh Produce) will be able to demonstrate:
  • Analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to negotiate and influence
  • IT skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience using ERP/<RP systems - desirable
  • Ability to speak languages - desirable
  • Exposure to the fresh produce industry - desirable

Although this role is based in Dartford, Kent you may be required to travel to suppliers and other sites therefore a full driving license will be beneficial.

Job Offer

Competitive annual salary

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