An export company, based in Stellenbosch is seeking to employ an International Fruit Trader to drive sales and profitability of a division in an international Fruit Marketing company (main commodities: apples, pears, grapes and citrus).
Duties & Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be responsible for sales, customer satisfaction, risk management and information exchange within the commercial team. Planning and coordinating international shipment of goods, during which negotiations with a variety of people, shippers, agents, producers, and clients, are done.
Responsibilities include, but is not limited to:
Responsible for sales within his/her categories. (Volumes, deliveries according to specs, margins, contract formulation and execution, and cost price calculations);
Helps formulating the sales budgets for the category;
Responsible for handling of commercial issues/complaints;
Suggests new trade opportunities and product development;
Keeps track of international market developments;
Keeps track of the results and suggests corrective action plans when needed;
Contributes to continuously improve the work procedures and systems of the fruit desk;
Ensure all suppliers meet stringent vendor approval requirements;
Participates in and contributes to the sales meetings;
Visits existing as well as potential customers and suppliers locally and internationally;
Visits trade related fairs.
Qualifications and Requirements
Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in an international trade role
Excellent customer service skills, both verbal and written
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
Awareness of relevant prevailing quality and food safety regulations
Package & Remuneration