“I joined ForFarmers 8 years ago in 2012 as a Raw Material Manager. Prior to this I worked for a global food corporation in trading and logistics roles and have completed 20 years of service.”
“We have a pan-European department and altogether there are sixteen of us. Looking more closely at the department, fourteen members of staff are buyers and two are category directors. There are three buyers in the UK, three in Poland, one in Germany and the remainder of the team are based in The Netherlands.”
“I have two buying colleagues in the UK and each of us are responsible for a wide portfolio of raw materials. Due to the nature of our backgrounds, we are a highly qualified and experienced team. We work well together and communication underpins our effectiveness. We often speak several times a day to discuss market and production matters.”
“There is also frequent in depth dialogue with our continental purchasing colleagues, to share knowledge and best practices”.
“We work closely with the UK formulations team and inbound logistics to ensure we capture the most value from each raw material in our rations. We then have to retain this value through efficient logistics.”