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Trading Assistant

09/03/20 Dublin Neg

Permanent full-time

My client, a large food business based in West Dublin, has an immediate requirement for an experienced Fresh Produce Trading Assistant to join their existing team.

The successful candidate will be 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 for the business.

Salary €28k - €30k

Responsibilities:

  • Sourcing fresh produce for resale from Ireland and around the world.
  • Managing inventory positions for fruit & vegetable products.
  • Coordinating the sourcing, Transport, forecasts for fruit & vegetable products with full commercial awareness.
  • Stock & waste management with daily review of all stock-holding and quality review.
  • Supplier credit claims for waste & labour coverage.
  • Supporting the trading function in category and customer profitability.
  • Managing and responding quickly to product complaints from customers.
  • Ability to work cross functionally with the Quality and Operations team.
  • Supplier & Customer relationship building.
  • Ensuring that quality and product specification procedures are always followed.
  • Awareness of operating costs around packaging, handling, transportation & storage.
  • Support the trading team in devising, implementing & executing a promotional plan which will include NPD and promotional offers.
  • Third party Category management – Service provision costs / stock management and supplier account management to facilitate customer supply.
  • Operate within the strict guidelines regarding pricing of products and ensure all customer pricing is up to date.
  • An understanding of manufacturing processes and packing import and export would be beneficial.

Skills & Experience required:

  • A third level qualification in a relevant field.
  • 2 years working in a similar role.
  • National account development process knowledge.
  • Fresh food/retail background.
  • Highly numerical with strong financial & commercial awareness.
  • Strong organizational, presentation, negotiation, written & oral skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications - advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Keen awareness of modern fresh produce supply chain and retail.
  • Ability to react quickly in a very fast-moving environment.
  • Team building within the department and beyond.
  • Ability to work independently within a structured environment.
  • Experience in an import/export environment and successful customer service experience.
  • Be flexible and adaptable.
  • High level of attention to detail.

Weekend cover required on a rotational basis. 

Please apply by sending your CV to Joanne Walsh at joanne@qsp.ie or call for more information.

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