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Procurement Specialist

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Procurement Specialist
32-40 hours
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Paul Devlin

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Updated: Tue, Jan 16, 2018 5:49 PM

Our clients are an expanding wholesale packaging operation committed to quality in a customer focused industry. They have built an exceptional reputation by combining many years of expertise with modern production and processing techniques, supporting local and international sourcing with a focus on quality. They are currently going through a phase of significant capital investment to fuel and support growth opportunities.


– Develop new suppliers and regions to help fulfil UK retail demands for perishable
– A product specialist that can both procure and sell fresh produce to other regions
– Liaison with overseas suppliers on volumes, prices, and agree supply programmes.
– Monitoring supply from growers daily.
– Liaison with the Sales manager and growers on supply vs customer requirements
– Managing overseas transport logistics for both imports and potential exports
– Running weekly accounting, preparing any claims and managing P/L of overseas supplier
accounts alongside Procurement Administration
– Liaison with accounts on invoices and claims


– Liaison with the business and suppliers on short medium and long term planning and
availability of product.
– UK Business development planning to be conducted in collaboration with the stone fruit
sales manager.
– Export business development to be conducted in collaboration with the Buying Director and
Sales Manager.
– Liaison with current and potential suppliers on prices and agreeing programmes for both
imports and potential exports.
– Preparing weekly supplier programmes tailored to customer demand
– Managing logistics and load plans ex source for all countries.
– Daily liaison with sales team and QC team on customer requirements in terms of volumes,
quality and varieties
– Monitoring programme vs actual on deliveries to highlight any shortages/over supply
– Preparation of supplier returns/invoicing incorporating any necessary claims, and
monitoring P/L of overseas supplier accounts


– Extensive experience working in a comparable role,
– Communicate in Spanish at a level which enables you to work with non-English
speaking suppliers.
– Strong appreciation of our business needs and resourcefulness in coming up with solutions
to their challenges
– Ability to relate to key clients personnel in a professional and credible fashion
– Good interpersonal skills and well developed leadership and management skills
– Creativity/experience in new business development overseas
– 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
– Ability to identify needs and issues and recommend suitable and pragmatic courses of
action and solutions, adopting a risk aware approach
– Good IT skills, experience of Prophet, MRP, Business objects

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