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Please apply by sending your CV to Carmel McCabe-Curran at cmccabe@qsp.ie or call for more information.

Fresh Produce Trader

17/07/18 Dublin Neg

Permanent full-time

This is a unique senior opportunity with a leading importer and producer of fresh produce. The candidate will be responsible for sourcing fresh produce from Ireland and around the world and driving fresh produce sales across the company’s customer base. The role will include establishing solid supplier and customer relationships and establishing new customers for the business.

**Salary and package, totally negotiable depending on experience**

Role Responsibilities:

  • The purpose of this role is to develop an account plan for each customer within their portfolio and to set the strategic direction for the channel
  • Sourcing fresh produce for resale from Ireland and around the world
  • Responsible for managing inventory positions for fruit & vegetable products
  • Formulates the sourcing, costs and sales budgets for fruit & vegetable products
  • Responsible for handling product complaints from customers
  • Ability to work closely with the Quality department and Operations to ensure maximum efficiency
  • Full P&L responsibility along with budgeting and forecasting
  • Customer relationship building - including communication with independent customers and new business
  • Commercial awareness in all that is done
  • Sourcing procedure based on quality and set product specifications
  • Logistical operations in getting product to warehouse in a timely fashion
  • Managing NPD within the category
  • Devise, implement & execute a promotional plan which will include NPD and promotional offers
  • Planning and organising transport for incoming and outgoing goods
  • Constantly review margins being achieved versus targets, reduce/manage credit risk customers, ensure pricing on file is correct at each customer level to avoid unnecessary credits, and look for ways in which to service customers
  • Assisting the Senior Management team with establishing new products for existing range and expanding the customer base
  • Put financials proposals together to win, retain and/or re-negotiate existing/new customers

Skills & Qualifications required:

  • A Third Level Qualification in a relevant field would be a distinct advantage
  • Passion for fresh food with at least 3 years previous experience
  • An understanding of manufacturing processes and packing, import and export would be beneficial
  • National Account Development Process knowledge
  • Fresh food/retail background
  • Previous role in account management would be ideal
  • Previous line management would be beneficial for future growth
  • Financial & commercial awareness
  • Strong organizational skills and effective contract negotiation skills
  • Excellent Written & oral communication skills

Please apply by sending your CV to Carmel McCabe-Curran at cmccabe@qsp.ie or call for more information.

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