Buying Manager | Horticulture | Lancs | ~£35k

England, Lancashire, Preston
£30000 - £37000 per annum
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23 Oct 2020

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Buying Manager | Horticulture | Lancs | ~£35k
Are you a buyer with a background in the commercial horticulture sector? Have you bought products and services involved in growing ornamental plants? If so, we want to hear from you.

About Our Client
Our client is a leading supplier of ornamental plants to the UK retailers and independent garden centres. They grow and supply a wide variety of quality plants, including shrubs, perennials, bedding and alpines. They have invested in their business and facilities to be able to produce the best quality products for their customers. The business and team are very focused on their customers and the quality of their products.

About the Role
This role is all about buying affectively and managing a small buying team. You will utilise your experience buying products that go into growing plants to reduce costs, without sacrificing quality. You will be able to lead robust buying processes and tenders across multiple categories and sectors: being able to buy anything from growing media and propagation trays to heating and electricity. You will be able to build lasting relationships with suppliers and manage the team to ensure they stay close to suppliers, whilst ensuring the best possible price is negotiated.

The Ideal Candidate
You will be able to demonstrate your ability to buy products based in the horticulture sector. You will be able to focus on buying products that are fit for purpose and great quality, whilst negotiating the best prices. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to lead a team in best practices. You will be able to buy across a variety of categories and products.

Minimum Requirements
Experience in a buying manager role leading a team through buying practises and processes. Must be able to demonstrate an ability to buy products associated with the commercial production of plants and indirects.

As a guide ~£30-37k

Application Process
The successful applicant will more through a two-stage interview process. This can take time to complete. If you feel you have the required experience please apply now. To discuss the role in more detail before submitting an application please contact Tom on 01780 480 530 or Job reference TEM12779

MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

Contact Us
  • Acanthus House
  • 10a Belton Street
  • Stamford
  • PE9 2EF
  • GB
  • 01780 480530
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