International Fruit Trader - neg

Wednesday, 26 May, 2021
Desmaine     0218722648
Western Cape  

An export company, based in Stellenbosch, requires an International Fruit Trader.

As a trader you will drive sales and profitability of a division in our international Fruit Marketing company (main commodities:  apples, pears, grapes and citrus).  You will bear responsibility for sales, customer satisfaction, risk management and information exchange within our 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 our 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
  • High energy.
  • Drive.
  • Outstanding communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills are expected from the applicant.
  • Willing to travel and meet with clients and producers.


A competitive remuneration package is negotiable according to qualification and experience.

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