Sales Manager: Fruit Trading & Procurement: Fruit Industry

Tuesday, 7 January, 2020
Lee-Zanne Flaatten     0824188747
Western Cape  

Location: South Africa (anywhere within) the person will work from home and needs to be able to manage their own time

Job Type: Trading/Sales and Procurement

A fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and innovative multi-national import/export/trading company is looking to employ a Sales Manager. They have divisions that handle fruits & vegetables across 5 continents. Their company has been referred to many times as the fresh produce industry disruptors!

To expand their commercial team in Africa, they are currently looking for a sales person with procurement experience.

Experience that would be valuable:

Sales/Trading and procurement from/to Africa, Canada/USA, Middle East
Experience in Stonefruit, Pomefruit, Citrus, Grapes, Berries etc.
Procurement or sales from/to Egypt, Marocco, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia etc.

Other valuable attributes:

*Be self-motivated.
*Provide excellent service to growers, customers, and fellow team-members.
*Take quick-action!
*Be a team-player.
*Understand how important reputation is in this industry.
*Treat everyone with respect and empathy
*Answer phones and emails in a timely and prompt manner
*Ensure that all accounts have a satisfactory completion of orders
*Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of our product lines
*You must have at least 1 year experience in the fruit & vegetable industry, ideally in a sales or procurement role.
*Communication is key, and given that our headquarters are in the USA, we will need you to handle the English language quite well.
*While this position reports to the director of Africa sales and training will be provided, it is extremely important that you are self-motivated and do not require constant supervision or micro-managing.
*You will work remotely and need to be highly organised and a self-starter.
*While we are very technology-oriented and use Whatsapp significantly companywide, talking on the phone every single day with growers, suppliers, and customers is exceptionally important.
*You must understand that in international trade the 8-to-5 mentality is merely an aspiration that rarely materialises. It’s important you are readily available when opportunity comes knocking.
*A competitive salary is offered.

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