​Potato Trader

Location Manchester
Discipline: Agriculture, Food & Fresh Produce
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £ 30,000 - 40,000 DOE
Contact name: Emma Ashmore

Contact email: emma@agrifj.co.uk
Job ref: 13905EA
Published: about 1 month ago

Potato Trader
Location: North West

Reports to: General Sales Manager and MD
Reporting to Potato Trader: Warehouse Supervisors, Technical Manager, all Drivers

The Company: Fantastic Fresh Produce Wholesaler based in the North West.

The Industry: Purchasing, Sales, Food, Fresh Produce, Agriculture

Purpose of the Job:

  • To buy Potatoes and other related products from approved supplier base and serve existing customer base.

  • Increase customer base.

  • Regulating working day around the company needs.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Buying Potatoes and other related products to customer specifications.

  • Sales of Potatoes and other related products.

  • Increase profitability.

  • Ability to work on your own initiative.

  • Building strong and sustainable working relationships with suppliers and customers (including visiting clients throughout the UK – this may include nights away from the local area).

  • Negotiation of contracts and free buy with suppliers and customers.

  • Support accounts office/credit control.

  • Support BRC standard certification and systems.


  • Buying Potatoes from approved suppliers.

  • Sampling of crop throughout growing and storage.

  • Communication of quality and yield information to growers/suppliers.

  • Good commercial acumen, negotiating skills and cost awareness.

  • Agreeing prices with suppliers.

  • Good IT skills and attention to detail.

  • Supporting the administration of purchase ledger.

  • Supporting the administration for goods received.


  • The customer base includes Potato Processing, Foodservice, Retail, Wholesale, Pre packers.

  • To maintain good customer relationships.

  • To support the administration with customer queries.

  • Meet the requirements of the customer specifications.

  • Increase sales.


  • To communicate with sales team to maximise profit.

  • Review cost prices for Potatoes and other related products.


  • Sales ledger accounts/advise of any change in customer circumstances.

  • Work together with credit control to maximise on time payments.


  • Maintain and support all aspects of the accreditation.

  • Purchase of approved suppliers.

  • Help monitor customer complaints.

Ideal Person Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience within a buying or sales role, ideally in the fresh produce industry.

  • Happy to be office-based with occasional travel.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication.

  • Be computer literate.

  • A clean driving license.

Salary Package:

  • £30K – £40K DOE

  • Excellent package TBC

How to apply: Please send your CV and cover letter to; Emma@agriFJ.co.uk

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