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Buying Manager | Horticulture | Midlands

England, West Midlands
Closing date
25 Feb 2021
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Buying Manager | Horticulture | Midlands
Are you an experienced buyer within the horticulture sector? Are you able to lead a team of buyers to deliver results? If so, we want to hear from you

~£Competitive DOE

About Our Client
Our client is a well-established supplier in the landscaping sector. They grow the majority of their products and are well-known for the range of quality stock that they offer. From their sites, they supply multiple customer channels and work together as a team to deliver the best results. They have an experienced and knowledgeable team that help one another deliver results. The business has significantly invested in its sites to maximise efficiency. They are very focused on their green credentials and sustainability too.

About the Role
You will utilise your experience in horticulture to deliver the best range of products for the business at the best possible prices. You will ensure products are fit for purpose, minimise stock holding and negotiate with suppliers, whilst ensuring the production teams have what they need to continue to grow and produce quality plants. You will lead a team of 3 junior buyers, ensuring that they follow best practices and oversee their given categories affectively. You will be able to lead and coach your team to be motivated and deliver results. You will ensure the suppliers deliver on the specification of plants/products promised. You will constantly look for ways to improve the buying process and supply chain. You will work with internal stakeholders to improve forecasts, deliver range changes, solve supply issues and improve the buying process.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this role will have a strong background in commercial horticulture and buying. You will have a degree or relevant horticulture qualification. Ideally, you will also possess a CIPS qualification. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to work with a supply base to deliver the range and quality of products required at the best possible price. Ideally, you will have led a team and managed people in the past.

Minimum Requirements
To be considered for this role, as a minimum, you will need to have experience in the horticulture/garden sector and have buying experience in relevant categories.

Application Process
The successful candidate will move through a two-stage interview process (online/covid secure meeting).

How to Apply
If this sounds like you, please apply below. If you would like to discuss the role in more detail before submitting your application please contact Tom Edmondson-Matthews on 01780 480 530 or Job reference TEM13044


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.

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01780 480530
Acanthus House
10a Belton Street
United Kingdom
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