This is a senior procurement position, operating within the soft fruit sector.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS
Responsible for long term company procurement strategy on import fruit.
Directing and managing imported procurement function for these products
Responsible for maintaining the strategic relationship between key suppliers and partners.
Ability to read the market & propose calculated and agreed risks to grow business.
Close working relationship with Trading and Technical teams to deliver the strategic plan for the business.
Drive sustainable return for all stakeholders
Support import fruit category management
Mentor less senior people within the team
Deputise for Procurement Director in both internal and external engagements.
Delivery of growth against business strategic objectives
Responsible for P&L & foreign currency requests
Build a strategic oversees supply base to achieve growth targets in business plan and exceed customer expectations
Look at ways to add value, while achieving a low cost supply chain
Co-responsible for demand planning with trading teams
Accountable to follow technical diligence policies and procedures
Communicate and assist in country technical procurement managers
Pre-season and post season growers’ reviews
Be up to date on development of new varieties, technology and sourcing options- both countries of origin and logistics.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Strong appreciation of business needs and resourcefulness in coming up with solutions to their challenges
Ability to relate to key client personnel in a professional and credible fashion
Well developed personal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of employees
Good interpersonal skills and well developed leadership and management skills
Be able to communicate in Spanish at a level which enables you to work with non-English speaking suppliers.
Ability to delegate effectively and to follow-up as appropriate
Ability to work as part of a team with colleagues across professional, operational and cultural boundaries
Proactive approach and prompt responses to all service requests
Strategic thinker adopting a risk aware approach
Good time management and organisational skills with the ability to handle a number of tasks at once and meeting deadlines as required
Good organisational skills
Good IT skills including experience of Word and Excel
Excellent package on offer in addition to competitive salary.
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