Product Manager

Recruiter
Henderson Brown Recruitment
Location
Spalding
Salary
£28000 - £30000/annum
Posted
09 Jul 2017
Closes
08 Aug 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Role: Product Manager - Fresh Produce
Location: Lincolnshire
Salary: £30,000

Our client is a market leader within the fresh produce industry. Due to continued expansion within their operation, they are looking for a Product Manager with Fresh Produce experience to strengthen their team and ensure clear channels of communication between the Customers and Technical department.

Reporting into the head of Technical this role will be responsible for ensuring clear understanding of the specific product type within the business, educating team members on specific product related issues and concerns.

Duties and Responsibilities:
* Understand and support the sales, procurement, quality and technical teams with operational matters at the designated site including stock management, availability, and samples and benchmarking.
* To make sound commercial and quality decisions on matters relating to product quality, product allocation and providing accurate product information
* Ensure the site undertakes its contracted quality procedures, review processes and procedures
* Support the Technical Managers ensuring the site undertakes its contractual quality procedures and report quality performance (quality service/rejections), ensuring Corrective Actions are completed and recorded.
* Create value by managing product quality to meet customer specification and by providing a logical voice of reason at difficult times when product is border line. Manage a workable non-compliance procedure
* Working to maintain grower relationships and communicate customer needs throughout the supply chain.
* Working with commercial and marketing teams to ensure a sustainable, long term product pipeline.
* Identify possibilities to maximise product usage dependent on current market situation.
* Weekly availability to provide information to procurement and sales on availability for next week and an idea for the following 3 weeks using forecasting model.
* Update procurement during the week when new information is gathered that affects short-term product quality and availability.

Experience:
* Demonstrable experience of working within a Product or Technical Management capacity with fruit.
* Experience working within a Customer Facing capacity with a number of retailers.
* Academic background within the Fresh Produce, Fruit or Agronomy sector.
* HACCP trained ideally to level 3 minimum.
* Experience of international Fruit procurement.
* Strong communication skills (bilingual in French or Spanish would be beneficial)
* Full UK Driving License as frequent travel throughout the UK will be needed for the role.

If you believe you have the skills and personality to fit these requirements please get in touch with Ryan Peters at or call (Apply online only) for more information.
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