Procurement Coordinator

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Procurement Coordinator 


Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

£25,000 - £30,000

*Please note the successful candidate must have worked within Fresh Produce/Fine foods industry *

Due to continued growth, our client are recruiting for a new Procurement Coordinator to join our existing team.

The Procurement Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the processing of supplier purchase orders, relating to respective customer requirements, i.e. retail customer, wholesale customer, e-commerce customer, etc.


Please carefully read the below and only apply if you can demonstrate proficiency across all or most of the below essential criteria: -

  • Experience in a similar role / knowledge of the Food / Retail Industry would be hugely beneficial.
  • Fresh Produce category experience, aligned to the procurement of Fresh Produce direct from UK growers, advantageous.
  • Understanding of the commercial process relating to the sourcing, purchase & supply of goods / products / services.
  • Strong market awareness / insight.
  • Excellent communication skills with experience of dealing with Suppliers.
  • Knowledge of / relationships with regional Food suppliers & producers, based within the UK.
  • Capability to identify and initiate new supplier / product relationships in line with quality / technical requirements.
  • Initiative / ability to link industry knowledge with seasonal trends to maximise the opportunity of seasonal sales.
  • Responsibility for coordinating the processing of supplier (purchase) orders.
  • Coordination of the Fresh Produce & Fine Foods supplier base, to ensure all levels of service expectations are being met.
  • Delivered vs Ordered analysis (supplier service level), with escalation to the relevant Category Manager
  • Seasonal forecasting / planning, in conjunction with maintaining required stock levels / Supplier JIT supply capability.
  • Experienced in the use of Excel & Microsoft based IT functionality.
  • New Supplier / Product setup and existing Supplier / Product maintenance (NPD process, IT system setup, etc).
  • Stock / Inventory control responsibility, understanding stock holding versus customer forecasting / rate of sale.
  • Shelf-life vs stock holding analysis / reporting for Category Manager review / action.
  • Optimise volume and order days to minimise costs and reduce wastage.
  • Manage stock inventory levels to prevent overstocking or shortages, collaborating with the commercial team.
  • Maintain accurate records of stock, collections, and deliveries.
  • Analyse sales/procurement data to forecast short term demand from customers.
  • Supplier Price file maintenance / accuracy.
  • Communicate with internal transport department & third-party transport partners to ensure timely collections/deliveries of orders.

Key Requirements: -

  • Own transport and full UK Driving License (based full time at our Worcestershire Head Office).
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently, using own initiative.
  • Highly numerate with strong diligence / attention to detail.
  • Completion and recording of all company documentation as required.
  • Flexibility (prepared to perform any other reasonable requested duties as requested).
  • Strong / confident IT skills (Inc. Excel experience).
  • Education: GCSE or equivalent.

Employee Benefits: -

  • Full time contract; Monday to Friday + one in four Saturday’s (On Call) with flexibility aligned to business requirements.
  • Annual Holiday Allowance.
  • Competitive Salary (actual rate subject to candidate and experience).
  • Employee Benefits Scheme.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Training provided to include relevant product knowledge and company policies / procedures.
  • Free on-site secure parking.


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