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Fresh Produce Trader/Account Managers

x 2 positions

Brief

Reporting to the Trading Manager, the successful candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience in the fresh produce category. Numerically literate with experience of the Irish Multiple Tender Process and Independent Trade, the candidate will be responsible for sourcing fresh produce from Ireland and around the world and driving fresh produce sales across the company’s customer base. The role will entail establishing solid supplier and customer relationships in conjunction with establishing new customers or orders through innovation.

Main Duties/Responsibilities:

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  • Sourcing fresh produce for resale from Ireland and around the world
  • Supplier relationship building
  • Customer relationship building- including daily communication with independent customers
  • Establishment of new customers
  • Commercial awareness in all that is done
  • Volume & Profit driven at all times
  • Sourcing procedure based on Quality and set Product Specifications
  • Complete follow through of product from source to customer
  • Logistical operations in getting product to warehouse in a timely fashion
  • NPD within the category
  • Constant revaluation and awareness of operating costs around packaging, handling, transportation & storage
  • Develop promotional and marketing activities
  • Ability to travel to source product
  • Weekend cover on a rotational basis

Skills/Experience:

  • Numerically literate with the ability to cost out tenders
  • Ambitious with a drive to succeed
  • Ability for developing and building strong internal and external relationships
  • Capability to cross functionalize within the trading/sales team
  • Clear understanding of product/category
  • Keen awareness of modern fresh produce supply chain and retail 
  • Ability to react quickly in a very fast moving environment
  • Ability to learn from experienced peers
  • Ability to report to senior management on commercial decisions
  • Ability to work independently within a structured environment

Please submit your CV together with a covering letter illustrating your suitability for the role to elaine.brennan@donnelly.ie in our HR Department.

Comp. Reg: 441530 / Vat: IE9661752R