Meade Potato Company
Looking for the opportunity to make a real impact in a successful business? We’re looking for a dynamic leader for our Procurement and Sales team in our Potato Division.
This is a role that’s both strategic and hands-on. It needs a good understanding of the whole supply chain and the ability to contribute strategically whilst delivering on the day-to-day areas of the business.
The ability to develop long-standing business relationships is essential in order to maintain our excellent track record for balancing the sustainability of our suppliers with the needs of all our customers. Working closely with other departments is also key and you’ll need to be able to communicate and influence effectively at all levels.
You’ll need to be highly motivated with the flexibility and agility to thrive in this highly demanding and fast-moving environment. We’re looking for the extra something vision, ambition, drive to help us grow our success even further.
Meade Potato Company are award-winning growers, packers and distributors of fresh produce for the Fresh retail and foodservice markets. Based in Lobinstown, Co. Meath, this state of the art family farm and food production facility is an industry leader in innovation and sustainability.
Reporting to the Commercial Director, the Procurement & Sales Manager will develop and maintain our team of growers and secure supply of potatoes for our expanding customer base. It will involve working alongside our farm manager on a continuous basis and will also involve frequent farm visits to inspect & monitor our potato crops during the growing season.
Daily orders from suppliers and complete PO’s on the system.
Monitor stock levels against sales projections and plan accordingly.
Ensure stock counts are performed and reconciled.
Visit our farm crops regularly.
Manage contracts/programs to ensure continuity and timelines of supply.
Maintain strong working relationships with long-term suppliers and customers to assure quality, fulfilment, value and delivery targets are met.
Respond to and resolve queries daily from customers and suppliers efficiently.
Negotiate effectively and efficiently in terms of product quality specification, volume, delivery and value with both suppliers & customers.
Undertake store visits and attend meetings with growers and supermarkets on a regular basis internally & externally.
Undertake work involving market & industry trends, promotions, packaging and marketing strategy.
Communicate effectively with Production, Quality, Logistics and other relevant departments to plan daily and effectively.
Lead and motivate the Procurement & Sales team and ensure that they receive appropriate support, training and development to achieve their potential.
Necessary administration duties associated with the role.
Ad-hoc duties as requested by the Buying team and Management.
Bachelor’s degree in a Business or supply chain related discipline is important
4+ years’ experience in a similar role is a distinct advantage. However, if you have procurement and sales experience in another industry, you will be considered
Knowledge of / experience in the FMCG Sector would be a distinct advantage
Excellent negotiator and communicator: verbal and written
Excellent attitude and willing to learn
Strong organisational, problem-solving and analytical skills
Proficiency in MS Office (e.g. Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint) and ERP experience is an advantage
Willingness to travel from time to time.
Permanent / Full-time