Export Sales Manager

Monday, 25 May, 2020
Lee-Zanne Flaatten     0824188747
  

Location: South Africa (work from home)

 a Fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and innovative multi-national import/export/trading company is hiring. They have 8 divisions worldwide that handle fruits & vegetables across 60+ countries. Their company has been featured twice in the INC 5000’s annual list of fastest growing companies!

 To expand their commercial team in Africa, they are currently looking for an Export Sales Manager.

 

  • You must be a culture fit for their company, this is extremely important:
  • 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.
  • In this position your sales activities are aimed at assisting their African export sales team, while eventually handling some sales of your own.
  • While you may work from home depending on your location, your ability to visit customers/suppliers/growers, attend expos, and visit their other divisions around the world is very important.
  • You must have at least 6 months experience in the fruit & vegetable industry, ideally in a sales support role.
  • Communication is key, and given that their headquarters are in the USA, they will need you to handle the English language quite well.
  • This is essentially a role that will propel you into sales of your own, so if you don’t enjoy sales and negotiations, this position is not for you.
  • While this position reports to their Director of Africa Division and training will be provided, it is extremely important that you are self-motivated and do not require constant supervision or micro-managing.
  • While they are very technology-oriented and use WhatsApp significantly companywide, talking on the phone every single day with their team, growers, service providers, and customers is exceptionally important.
  • You must understand that in international trade the 9-to-5 mentality is merely an aspiration that rarely materializes. It’s important you are readily available when opportunity comes knocking.
  • A competitive base salary is offered, plus a commission based on sales goals.

 

Email CV in WORD format: inadmin@mweb.co.za