Retail Account Manager

Wednesday, 11 December, 2019
Margot Julies     +27 21 863 0830
Stellenbosch  

Applications: recruitment@hopcal.co.za 

Our client is a Stellenbosch-based grower-packer marketing company with their key focus on local retail supply from their preferred group of partner farms and packhouses. They have built their business around dedicated local supply to a select few South African retail supermarkets and they are currently seeking to appoint a Retail Account Manager to join their company.

The Retail Account Manager will be responsible for the following: 

  • Planning
    • Put together Master Program based on suppliers estimates
    • Daily availability to be sent to buyers based on stocks and availability
    • Execution of daily orders with packhouses and staging depots
    • Procurement of product for current client program
    • Logistics planning of product from packhouses to client’s DC's
    • Stock management of fresh product
    • Stock management - Lugs, etc (Chep)
  • Technical Management
    • Ensure all packhouses are client compliant
    • Ensure all product packed for the client is according to spec
    • Ensure all pack houses send “Airtable Pallet Release QC Reports” with each load-out
    • Management of all rejections at DC level back to grower
  • Category Management
    • Develop new category lines within current Stone & Pome supply
    • Maximize supply into each SKU
    • Develop new supply for additional category lines. g.  Grapes / Citrus
    • Procurement of product for new client business
  • Relationship Management
    • Pack house visits with current supplier network
    • Manage relationship with client’s DC’s and National Head Office

 Requirements:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • At least 5 years’ experience in fruit marketing or the fruit industry in a similar role
  • The ability to work in a fast pace environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team

 Please ensure that your application contains the following information: 

  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae (in Word format) with contact numbers and e-mail details
  • A covering letter motivating your application
  • Availability
  • Contactable references 

If you have not heard from us within four weeks after the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications: recruitment@hopcal.co.za