Commercial Manager ( Fruit )

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Our client is one of the largest and most respected Salad and Melon co-operatives in Spain (over 250m kg of product). For the last ten years they have been supplying most Supermarkets in the UK and have a significant Non-Retail business as well.

As part of their strategic plans they wish to consolidate their position in the UK with the appointment of a Commercial Manager. This position, ideally based in the SE will be on a Work from Home basis with a view to eventually establishing a permanent subsidiary in the UK .

We would expect the ideal candidate to have:

* At least 3 years experience in Fresh Produce marketing and sales.

* Procurement or Trading experience with Spain.

* Salad (Winter)and Melon product knowledge preferably.

* Spanish speaker desirable.

* Ability to work on their own but equally be a great team member.

* Experience of selling into UK Retail and Non Retail customers.

* Track record of new business development and Customer retention and growth.

* All round knowledge and capability in most aspects of the Fresh Produce Supply Chain (eg Logistics)

* Be prepared to respond to any eventuality that directly affects our client’s business in the UK.

* Great communication and rapport build skills.

* Robust Commercial / Negotiation skills.

If you would like to discuss this position, call the FMK Consulting team – Frank or Georgie on (phone number removed) or send over a CV to and we will come back to you straight away

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