Procurement Manager (Bearsted, Full Time)


Skills Required


dps Ltd
Corbin Business Park
Caring Lane
ME14 4NJ

Job Description


  • Working with the Senior Commercial Manager to procure kiwi fruit for DPS.
  • Design and execute an effective procurement strategy to deliver against all company KPI’s.
  • Develop programs based on customer demand & supplier availability.
  • Negotiate prices, place orders and be responsible for the product through the end-to-end supply chain.
  • Administer Purchase orders & sales orders on the prophet system as required.
  • Work closely with the logistics & planning team to maintain accurate load plans for all products and suppliers.
  • Provide weekly pricing and costing models in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Produce finalisations and manage supplier claims, processing all associated invoices & credit notes.
  • Publish weekly commercial reports summarising commercial performance and availability outlook.
  • Through an excellent understanding of the supply chain continually challenge processes to optimise product
    quality and facilitate the achievement of company targets.
  • Develop and maintain strong supplier relationships to support innovation, evolve new sources and facilitate
    more local & sustainable production where relevant.
  • Undertake supplier visits as required to learn & evolve the procurement strategy & strengthen relationships
  • Liaise with customers to illustrate product knowledge & communicate strategy.
  • As part of a rota at the weekends be available to provide information to the sales, technical and stocks teams.


  • Previous fresh produce experience an advantage.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Numerical competence & strong commercial acumen.
  • Professional attitude with a keen eye for detail.
  • Strong sense of responsibility.
  • Ability to perform competently in a dynamic and pressurised environment.

Additional information

There is potential for a 10% bonus and a 7% compensation scheme (visit the DPS website to apply).