Head of Buying

Pearson Whiffin Recruitment Ltd
benefits package
04 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
We are currently recruiting for a fantastic organisation based on the outskirts of Tonbridge that are seeking to recruit an experienced Buyer with a background in FMCG to join their organisation. Duties will include: Delivery of the procurement demand as defined by sales plans and budget Define requirements for season production in alignment with the overall strategy, technical and welfare standards Exercise due care and diligence in appointment of tenders Lead the Buying functions Lead a procurement team sourcing products to a sales value of £150 million Lead the company long term strategic relationship with the Commercial Director & their team Develop long term supply & demand plans in conjunction with the Sales Director - the best proprietary varieties year round, an industry leading service and efficient supply chain Where necessary, develop other aligned overseas suppliers Lead the procurement, tendering of and contract for other goods and services as required by the business Be well connected with trade bodies, professional associations and grower groups - both in the UK and overseas Represent the business commercially both on overseas visits with clients and visits from overseas suppliers to the UK Key skills and experience required: Graduate or Graduate calibre Extensive experience working in a comparable role in FMCG. Experience in produce is essential Exemplary professionalism and integrity Resilient and resourceful. Imaginative in creating solutions to the industries challenges and determined in delivery of them Ability to relate to key supplier personnel in a professional and credible fashion Good interpersonal skills and well developed leadership and management skills Ability to delegate effectively and 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 Good time management and organisational skills Good IT skills Apply now This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66783911