Head of Procurement - Fresh Produce

GBP70000 - GBP80000 per annum +
04 Aug 2017
03 Sep 2017
Thomas Willis
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Procurement with fresh produce experience required to develop the procurement strategy across the UK, Netherlands and Spain.

Client Details

A leading fresh produce business that has experienced expidential growth over the past 10 years now require a procurement professional to drive their strategy forward.


  • Manage the company's supply portfolio ensuring transparency of spending
  • Generate and implement efficient sourcing and category plans to deliver best cost and total value
  • Analyse and calculate the costs of procurement and formulate plans to decrease expenditure
  • Invent and execute negotiation strategies to deliver profitable contracts and deals
  • Monitor, review and manage contractual performance of new and existing suppliers
  • Optimise sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency's
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis including market and competitor bench marking
  • Identify and estimate risk and implement techniques to minimise or mitigate
  • Identify and select trustworthy suppliers to partner and trade with.
  • Create and maintain supplier management and development plans to drive total value
  • Forecast price, availability and market trends identifying impacts to future activities of the business

Measure, review and publish key functional metrics


  • Previous experience in procurement/purchasing role within FMCG, Manufacturing or Food Industry
  • Advanced negotiation skills and the ability to maintain a professional network.
  • High level of analytical and numerical skills
  • Understanding of financial impact of procurement decisions
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to operate both tactically and strategically
  • Driven and goal orientated
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Intermediate to advanced level Excel, with competent use of all other MS Office programs
  • Spanish, Dutch or French language skills desirable
  • Degree educated with further professional qualifications (e.g. CIPS)
  • Strong project management and influencing skills

Job Offer

£70,000 - £80,000 plus package

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