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Food Product Trader

20/03/19 Dublin Neg

Permanent full-time

This is a unique opportunity with a leading exporter of food products who are experiencing a high demand for new products from its international customers.

The candidate will be responsible for sourcing new products from around the world and driving product sales across the company’s customer base. The role will include establishing new supplier relationships.

**Salary and package, totally negotiable depending on experience**

Location: Louth, Meath, Dublin 

Role Responsibilities:

  • The purpose of this role is to identify and source new product suppliers for existing customers
  • Sourcing ambient chilled or frozen products for resale from around the world
  • Responsible for managing inventory positions for a range of products
  • Formulates the sourcing, costs and sales budgets for products
  • Ability to work closely with the Quality department and Operations to ensure maximum efficiency
  • Full P&L responsibility along with budgeting and forecasting
  • Customer relationship building - including communication with new business
  • Commercial awareness in all that is done
  • Sourcing procedure based on quality and set product specifications
  • Managing NPD within the category
  • Planning and organising transport for incoming and outgoing goods
  • Constantly review margins being achieved versus targets, reduce/manage credit risk customers, ensure pricing on file is correct at each customer level to avoid unnecessary credits, and look for ways in which to service customers

Skills & Qualifications required:

  • A Third Level Qualification in a relevant field would be a distinct advantage
  • Passion for fresh food with at least 3 years previous experience
  • An understanding of manufacturing processes and packing, import and export would be beneficial
  • Experience in trading either Ambient, Fresh or Frozen Foods
  • Financial & commercial awareness
  • NPD Experience
  • Strong organizational skills and effective contract negotiation skills
  • Excellent Written & oral communication skills

Please apply by sending your CV to Ray Powell at rpowell@qsp.ie or call for more information.

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