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Title: Procurement Manager   
     
Location: West Midlands   
     
Salary:  £45,000 – £55,000    
     
Contact:  – tom.stanley@forsythbarnes.com   
      
Brief Overview:  
We are working with a successful, entrepreneurial Midlands based Fresh Produce manufacturer, serving delicious and highly sought-after products into markets including, Retailers, Foodservice, Processors, Wholesalers, B2B   
 
This role is a fantastic opportunity for a Procurement Manager wanting to join a rapidly growing company, and really take control of this brilliant organisations buying function. This is an exciting time to join the business as they have great and ambitious growth plans. 
 
Sourcing to customer's needs for technical compliance, quality standards and specifications to achieve excellent service levels
Main point of contact for suppliers and your role is critical in maintaining a progressive and productive relationship with supplier base
Negotiating costs and terms with suppliers to ensure category P&L and KPI's are delivered against budget
Working with the commercial team develop and review new suppliers, new products, new formats and new areas of sourcing

 
Required Skills/Experience:  
 
The successful candidate will be an experienced Procurement Manager or Buying Manager, with a history of supplying directly into the following UK markets: Retailers, Foodservice, Processors, Wholesalers, B2B
Fruit & Veg experience is preferable, however, candidates from any Fresh Produce background will be considered. The company's supply base covers the whole of the UK. You will need to be proficient in dealing with a number of different buying methods, to ensure all of these areas are managed effectively.  
You will be working very closely with the commercial teams and providing key support to them during major customer visits and onsite visits.   

   
This is a fantastic opportunity to join an organisation that are a true industry leader, presenting you with an opportunity that cannot be missed!  
     
If interested, please reply immediately with a copy of your most up to date CV, your current availability and salary expectation so we may consider you for the shortlisting process.  

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