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Category Purchasing Lead - Produce, Lincolnshire

£50,000 - £70,000 per annum (DOE)

East Midlands

REF: HLJ894981

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If you're a produce buying expert who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment then this is a great opportunity to join a rapidly growing business.

A market leading business, currently taking the market place by storm are now looking for an experienced Produce procurement professional. They have an outstanding reputation for being innovative and catering to their customers' needs with a strong ethos of food values. They manufacture from their own facilities and have multi-channel sales opportunities. Due to the businesses entrepreneurial style and significant growth they are now looking to expand their buying team in the South Lincolnshire area.

Reporting to the Commercial Director, responsibilities will include the procurement of all of the produce categories bought from a broad range of suppliers. You must have strong experience and working knowledge in fresh produce sourcing, supply base management and development gained within a manufacturing or food retail environment. You must possess the skills to negotiate commercially at a high level and have previous materials management experience.

The business has an NPD programme that is progressive and bold and you'll be involved in implementing and delivering the product development plan. This will be achieved mainly through sourcing produce to improve product quality and ensure Critical Path deadlines are met. The role will involve a great deal of autonomy with focus on delivering margin and cash contribution targets.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced produce procurement professional to bring their knowledge to an autonomous role in a rapidly expanding business. Our client is looking to move quickly, so apply today!

Tel: +44 (0) 1625 560778 REF. HLJ894981

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