Procurement & Sales Manager

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Job Description

Servisource, on behalf of our client are seeking a Procurement & Sales Manager for their company who are award-winning growers, packers and distributors of fresh produce for the Fresh retail and foodservice markets.

Based in Lobinstown, Co. Meath, this state-of-the-art family farm and food production facility is an industry leader in Innovation and Sustainability.

The Role

Reporting to the Commercial Director, the Procurement & Sales Manager will develop and maintain their team of growers and secure supply of fresh produce for their expanding customer base. It will involve working alongside their farm manager on a continuous basis and will also involve frequent farm visits to inspect & monitor their potato crops during the growing season.

The Job:

  • Daily orders from suppliers and complete PO’s on the system.
  • Monitor stock levels against sales projections and plan accordingly.
  • Ensure stock counts are performed and reconciled.
  • Visit our farm crops regularly.
  • Manage contracts/programs to ensure continuity and timelines of supply.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with long-term suppliers and customers to assure quality, fulfilment, value and delivery targets are met. 
  • Respond to and resolve queries daily from customers and suppliers efficiently.
  • Negotiate effectively and efficiently in terms of product quality specification, volume, delivery and value with both suppliers & customers.
  • Undertake store visits and attend meetings with growers and supermarkets on a regular basis internally & externally.
  • Undertake work involving market & industry trends, promotions, packaging and marketing strategy.
  • Communicate effectively with Production, Quality, Logistics and other relevant departments to plan daily and effectively.
  • Lead and motivate the Procurement & Sales team and ensure that they receive appropriate support, training and development to achieve their potential.
  • Necessary administration duties associated with the role.
  • Ad-hoc duties as requested by the Buying team and Management.

 

The Person:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Business or supply chain related discipline is important
  • 4+ years’ experience in a similar role is a distinct advantage. However, if you have procurement and sales experience in another industry, you will be considered
  • Knowledge of / experience in the FMCG Sector would be a distinct advantage
  • Excellent negotiator and communicator: verbal and written
  • Excellent attitude and willing to learn
  • Strong organisational, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office (e.g. Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint) and ERP experience is an advantage
  • Willingness to travel from time to time.

 

The Skills:

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Good initiative and hands on person
  • Ability to manage priorities and workflow
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamworking skills
  • Demonstrate initiative and a flexible approach to issues
  • Good judgement skills with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Manage time effectively

 

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