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Head of Procurement

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Head of Procurement

  • Location:

    Evesham

  • Sector:

    Food, Fresh Produce

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Lucy Renner

  • Job ref:

    LR17978

  • Published:

    16 days ago

We're delighted to be partnering with FareShare on an exclusive basis to secure a new Head of Procurement.

Join them on their mission to fight food waste and hunger across the UK!

What can I expect?

Joining FareShare means becoming part of a passionate team dedicated to tackling food waste across the UK. As the Head of Procurement, you'll play a pivotal role in leading efforts to secure surplus fresh produce from our partners. Expect a dynamic and fast-paced environment where your expertise will directly impact thousands of charities and community groups.

About the role

As the Head of Procurement, you'll lead a team in sourcing surplus fresh produce, primarily fruit and vegetables, from our network of suppliers. Based in Evesham and embedded within Nationwide Produce, you'll collaborate closely with their sourcing and trading teams to identify opportunities and minimise costs. Your role will involve negotiating contracts, managing relationships, and developing strategies to maximise fresh produce supply.

What experience do I need?

You'll have a background in a commercial or sourcing role within the UK fresh produce industry and a strong track record of cost negotiations. Purchasing experience of ambient products would also be advantageous. A good understanding of fresh produce market dynamics, including factors influencing availability, waste, and costs will be essential to ensure you're able to effectively lead the strategy for accessing surplus food.

The company

FareShare is the UK's leading charitable food redistributor, dedicated to tackling food waste and hunger. They work with thousands of charities and community groups, ensuring that good quality surplus food reaches those who need it most.

Embedded within Nationwide Produce PLC, one of Europe's leading fresh produce suppliers, you'll have the opportunity to leverage their expertise and infrastructure while contributing to FareShare's mission. With a focus on quality, customer service and sustainability, Nationwide combines a progressive outlook with family values, creating a supportive and dynamic work environment.

Call Lucy on 01780 480530 or email lucy@morepeople.co.uk to find out more.