Purchasing Manager

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

Responsibilities

  1. Daily contact with our food producer network in order to achieve pricing data

  2. Consistent tracking of activity on our CRM in order to provide the business with key metrics and data

  3. You will be working closely with our Sales and Operations teams on live opportunities

  4. Research into new product categories

  5. Off-site visits to food producers headquarters to build relationships and present Collectiv Food to them.

  6. Assist in client research and feedback programs to aid product development (on the producer side of the marketplace)

Skills and qualities

  1. Very strong writing and communication skills

  2. You consider yourself to be a people person, the food production industry is very much about building relationships

  3. Attention to detail and passion for food

  4. You’re very organised

  5. You’re flexible – you’ll muck in and help with anything

  6. You’re proactive and always willing to learn

  7. You prefer a start-up environment because you want to have an impact

About us

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.

Apply to careers@collectivfood.com