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Sourcing Manager (Fruit & Vegetable)- US MNC
- World's Famous Fruit & Vegetable Producer and Trader
- Global Working Scope with leadership opportunity
About Our Client
*World's largest producer and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables
*The sourcing manager will develop sustainable relationships with strategic supply partners and therefore build a sustainable volume at the right quality level that are both aligned with sales requirements and market opportunities across European retailers.
*The sourcing manager works with the commercial team and reports directly to the Commercial Director. The sourcing manager will be advised by the technical director for all strategic, technical and quality aspects of this job. The group of sourcing managers will be supported by sourcing assistants
The Successful Applicant
*The sourcing manager is commercially focused and passionate about fruits and vegetables. He/she has a proven track record in sourcing fresh produce products, with particular experience in fruits and/or vegetables and obviously, this sourcing manager has and in-depth knowledge of the produce marketplace (including overseas origins) and an extensive product knowledge.
*Our candidate is able to develop an excellent product portfolio with strategic supply partners and creates a professionalization in the sourcing approach and the cooperation with the sales team.
*Consequently the position will require regular visits to the sources within different origins.
-Equal or Higher level of Bachelor
-At least 5 years of international food sourcing experience, preferably in the fruit or vegetable business;
-Experience in overseas sourcing;
-Broad grower network;
-Distinctive relation- and accountmanagement skills;
-Superb planning skills
-Ability to interact with the commercial department convincingly;
-First class negotation skills.
What's on Offer
*Generous package and promotion opportunities