Procurement Manager

We are looking to recruit for two new roles of Procurement Manager; one position based in the North and one in the South/East. Reporting to the Senior Procurement Manager your primary aim will be to ensure a timely, cost effective supply of quality fresh potatoes to the packing sites.

  • Location: Duns
  • Reporting to: Senior Procurement Manager
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Hours of work: Monday-Friday
Key tasks and responsibilities
  • Working closely with the Senior Procurement Manager to develop appropriate long term plans to deliver quality potatoes all year round to the packing facilities.
  • Building strong and sustainable working relationships with growers.
  • Communication of long term programmes to growers and suppliers.
  • Development of medium term usage plans based on sales requirements, crop quality and supply availability.
  • Negotiation of contract pricing to deliver the business objectives and budget. 
  • Regular communication of growing/storage conditions and information to the wider business and customers.
  • Communication of quality and yield information to growers and suppliers.
  • Completion and delivery of grower scorecards and supplier QIP’s.
  • Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of growing and procurement.
Experience and Qualifications
  • Minimum of 3 year’s experience gained in a Procurement, Trading or Technical role, preferably within the Potato environment.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills at all levels in order to build effective internal and external relationships.
  • Applicants should be IT literate and possess a full driving licence
Closing date: 14 April 2017