Contracts & Grower Development Manager

Recruiter
McCain Foods
Location
Scarborough, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Aug 2019
Closes
24 Aug 2019
Ref
1217821664
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Contracts and Grower Development Manager, Excellent salary + car + excellent benefits package and career opportunities, Based; Scarborough with UK travel.

McCain Foods have an exciting opportunity for a Contracts and Grower Development Manager to join our team based out of Scarborough. Applicants must have agricultural / farming sector experience and be from a supply chain or food manufacturing background e.g. Food Development Manager, Procurement Manager / Category Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Supplier Manager or similar

Overview of role:
  • Maintain and build a sustainable supply of potatoes across the UK by driving efficiencies through increasing yield and reducing environmental impact.
  • Responsible for the introduction of new varieties in the most cost-effective way creating strong relationships with the potato sector and wider Agriculture.
  • Lead the Field Team to ensure effective relationships with grower base and the delivery of the agricultural strategy.
  • Co-ordination of grower groups including meetings and knowledge sharing
  • Strategically select suitable contract growers. Agree McCain potato procurement plan with growers and signing of potato procurement contracts. Ensure growers are aware of all contractual obligations and compliances.
  • Ensure that potato seed pipeline is aligned with sales volumes and seed is ordered using the appropriate processes and systems providing support between McCain Potatoes, Fields team and contract potato growers

Contracts and Grower Development Manager candidate requirements:
  • Working with farmers in a commercially orientated (e.g. selling/support) role or directly involved in farming / agriculture / crop development - Essential
  • Working in a supply chain or food manufacturing environment - Essential
  • Significant budget experience - Essential
  • Relationship and Account Management skills
  • Experience in a similar role e.g. Food Development Manager, Procurement Manager / Category Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Supplier Manager or similar

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for then please apply, attaching your CV.

Key words: Food Development Manager, Procurement Manager / Category Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Supplier Manager or similar

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