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Fresh Produce Trader | Kent

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Fresh Produce Trader | Kent

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Fresh Produce

  • Salary:

    £50000 - £60000 per annum + + +package DOE

  • Contact:

    Tom Edmondson-Matthews

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  • Published:

    18 days ago

Fresh Produce Trader | Kent
Salary ~£60k DOE
Are you an experienced trader with a background in the fresh produce sector? Are you able to build relationships with suppliers, growers and customers? If so, we want to hear from you.

About Our Client
Our client is a leading supplier of fresh produce to UK retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and foodservice sectors. They are highly regarded and are known to be a forward-thinking fresh produce business who have delivered significant business growth in the last few years. As a leader in their field, they have an impressive history of delivering great results to a number of major retailers. They have built robust relationships with their growers and the customers that they supply.

About the Role
This role will focus on commercial trading with various wholesale and foodservice customers. You will work with grower partners to buy quality fresh produce from across the world. You will buy the correct volumes at the best prices whilst building long-term relationships. You will organise stock and supply to ensure sufficient stock at all times, whilst minimising any waste. You will then sell to a number of fresh produce customers in the UK to deliver margin targets and commercial KPI's. You will build great relationships with the customers and seek new suppliers and clients to drive the trading business. No two days will ever be the same and you and the team will work at a fast pace to offer the best quality products to your customers.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this role will have ~5+ years in a fresh produce trading role. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to build relationships with growers, supplier partners and customers to deliver commercial results. You will thoroughly understand the fresh produce supply chain and international sources. Ideally, you would have Spanish and/or other language skills. You will be highly organised and able to spot commercial opportunities.

Minimum Requirements
To be considered for this role, as a minimum, you will need to have experience in a fresh produce trading role dealing with a variety of suppliers and customers. You will be a strong team player and a good communicator.

Application Process
The successful applicant will move through a two-stage interview process.

How to Apply
Sound like you? Please apply below. To discuss the role in more detail before submitting your application, please contact Tom on 01780 480 530 or Job reference TEM14996