Category Procurement Specialist
T&G Global
Mount Wellington, NZ
1d ago

A bit about us

T&G Fresh is our New Zealand domestic business and provides the backbone of New Zealand's fresh fruit and vegetable infrastructure.

We've set our sights on transforming New Zealand's fresh produce industry for the better.

We grow citrus, berries, apples and tomatoes, and pack potatoes, onions, carrots and avocados for our grower partners. We have incredible brands - Beekist, Lotatoes, Jazz and Envy to name a few.

And an unwavering commitment to grow, sell, market and distribute.

We have a comprehensive network of growers and markets and a commitment to innovation, new technology and improving our infrastructure.

About the position

The Category Procurement Specialist is responsible for building and managing strong, sustainable relationships with growers and suppliers in order to procure and manage the T&G supply of our tomato and cucumber category to meet the customer demand required, maximise T&G profit and grow market share.

In this role you will be involved in the following :

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers and review account performance
  • Ensure demand plans are met and develop supply programmes in conjunction with the Strategic Sales, Market Managers and local markets
  • Manage the development and implementation of strong supply and promotional plans
  • Negotiate purchase price and ensure cost efficient distribution of product
  • Help facilitate strategy and implement plans for category specific opportunities for growth and innovation
  • What we are looking for

    It goes without saying that you will have exceptional communication, negotiation and time management skills, enabling you to prioritise your workloads and ensure deadlines are met.

    To be successful in this role our ideal candidate will need :

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in a retail or sales environment
  • A sound understanding of FMCG or Horticulture environment
  • Strong analytical and financial skills
  • Ability to build relationships with a diverse range of people
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to show lateral thought to problems
  • Natural trading ability with a strong understanding of margins and cost control
  • Our mindsets are : Grounded, Resilient, Open & Winning. We are looking for someone who can embody these mindsets, someone who is passionate about taking ownership of their role and wanting to make a difference at T&G.

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