Collectiv Food is recruiting for a Purchasing Manager who can
Reach out to new food and beverage producers in existing and new categories
Introduce the Collectiv Food model and vision to new producers
Build strong relationships with producers, as well as maintaining existing ones
Work hard with our Sales team in introducing new options and securing new deals
Manager: Works for the Senior Purchasing Manager
Colleagues and key relationships: Operations Director, Sales Director, Account Manager, Operations Manager, Sales Manager
The Collectiv Food team is 25 people strong, 2 of which make up the Purchasing Department
Daily contact with our food producer network in order to achieve pricing data
Consistent tracking of activity on our CRM in order to provide the business with key metrics and data
You will be working closely with our Sales and Operations teams on live opportunities
Research into new product categories
Off-site visits to food producers headquarters to build relationships and present Collectiv Food to them.
Assist in client research and feedback programs to aid product development (on the producer side of the marketplace)
Very strong writing and communication skills
You consider yourself to be a people person, the food production industry is very much about building relationships
Attention to detail and passion for food
You’re very organised
You’re flexible – you’ll muck in and help with anything
You’re proactive and always willing to learn
You prefer a start-up environment because you want to have an impact
Our mission is to make the B2B food supply chain more transparent, direct and traceable by connecting businesses such as restaurants and food manufacturers directly with farms and processors.
We are relying extensively on technology to enhance direct interactions and transactions between both sides of our platform, to bring radical innovation in distribution and logistics and to offer additional services such as financing and insurance.
We are backed by some of the best VCs, now work with more than 1,000 farms in the UK and Europe and we deliver tonnes of fresh products every week to a growing base of customers. We are mission-driven, willing to have a strong impact, and growing fast.
Collectiv Food is an equal opportunity employer. We are a diverse bunch of people who are committed to maintaining a welcoming culture of inclusion and equality. We encourage applications from anyone that meets the requirements for the role. We look forward to hearing from you.
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