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French Speaking Procurement Planner

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Procurement Planner – European Products
The Role
Fresh People are currently recruiting for a French Speaking European Products Procurement Planner on behalf of our Client a Food Supplier based at their new prestigious offices soon to be located in Dartford Kent.
Reporting into Purchasing Manager you will provide a vital service to the purchasing and sales team, building supplier relationships with non UK food suppliers.
The Candidate
Suitable candidates must have worked previously as a Procurement Planner preferably within the Food Sector , be able to speak fluent French due to the current French & European supply base and must have working knowledge of the import and export requirements post Brexit. You will be required to provide a professional and efficient service, working closely with purchasing , sales and supply chain functions of the operation, monitoring stock levels ,controlling costs, whilst sharing product knowledge and building supplier relationships and confidence.
Key Responsibilities:
* Responsibility for the procurement of mainly our European products including, Fresh fruit and Vegetables, Dairy and Meat
* Forecast long term demand and availability across suppliers – including seasonal availability and demand
* Implement supply agreements and order process with suppliers outside the UK
* Collate purchase orders and purchase requisitions in order-to-order materials, goods and supplies
* Review inventories and order as required
* Review deliveries against the orders
* Deal with non-supplied, under orders, over orders and damaged goods
* Research potential vendors, for new range opportunities and price comparisons
* Compare and evaluate offers from suppliers
* Negotiate contract terms of agreement and pricing
* Track orders and ensure timely delivery
* Review quality of purchased products
* Enter order details (e.g. vendors, quantities, prices) into internal databases
* Maintain updated records of purchased products, delivery information and invoices
* Prepare reports on purchases, including cost analyses
* Monitor stock levels and place orders as needed
* Ensure close working with purchase ledger and accounts payable
* Addressing all price variances/queries
* Liaising with the goods in manager on booking in issues
* Setting up of new supplier accounts and maintaining existing account details
* Communicating with two other sites to ensure goods are accurately booked in
* Being first point of contact for all relevant enquiries
* Maintaining strong relationships with suppliers
* Reviewing systems and processes and making improvements where necessary
* Month end reconciliations on the General Ledger
The Ideal Candidate:
Excellent communication skills, internally and externally, verbal and written
Team ethos – with solid team working skills
Self Start who is self-disciplined and efficient, with a flexible and proactive nature
French & European Supplier Knowledge and experience
Experience of RTM via Marché d'Intérêt National de Rungis
Experience and Knowledge of European Hauliers
Supplier matrix management for long term pricing and supply analysis
Ability to work to deadlines
Results orientated
Experienced in Excel and Microsoft office packages
Underpinning knowledge of SAP an advantage, however, training will be given.
If this role describes you then reach out and get in touch with us today by forwarding us your CV we look forward to receiving your details

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