5472 Buying Assistant – Fresh Produce

Location: Evesham

Salary: £24,000 to £35,000 per annum Negotiable depending on experience

Buying – fresh produce – fruit and veg – exotics – wholesale

We are looking for buying assistants to support the buying team in placing orders with growers & high-volume suppliers of quality fresh produce (fruit and veg) in the UK and Europe.

Operating UK-wide, the employer is one of the UK’s foremost suppliers of wholesale fruit & veg and offer a full range of UK and imported fresh produce mainly to the food service, export and secondary-wholesale sectors. There is more than one role available and training will be provided where needed.

Based in Evesham, you will place purchase orders for fresh produce with approved suppliers. You will have a good understanding of fresh produce and previous experience in the fresh produce market, be able to negotiate and the ability to confirm orders quickly and maintaining goodwill.

You will need:

·a basic understanding of wholesale fresh produce

·a friendly negotiating ability

·a good head for numbers

·ability to work within pricing guidelines

·good ability with admin and computerised systems

·ability to work under pressure at busy times

The rewards:

·remuneration between £24-35k depending on experience

·opportunities for career progression

·a modern, friendly working environment

·excellent transport links

·onsite parking

·pension

The company offer training where needed, a friendly, modern working environment, career opportunities, a competitive salary plus bonuses twice a year and free onsite parking. If you have fresh produce buying experience and would like a career in an industry- leading, friendly and fast developing business please apply, we’d like to hear from you.

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