International Trader

Saturday, 12 January, 2019
Margot Julies     +27218630830

Our client, an agricultural concern in the Western Cape, is seeking to appoint an International Trader.

In this job you be required to drive sales and profitability of a division of their international Fruit Marketing company (main commodities:  apples, pears, citrus and table grapes).  You will bear responsibility for sales, customer satisfaction, risk management and information exchange within their commercial team. Your high energy, drive, creativity and outstanding communication skills will be prevailing to further develop the business to achieve continued growth of the business.

Planning and coordinating international shipment of goods, during which negotiations with a variety of people, shippers, agents and producers and clients, are done.  Excellent customer service skills are expected from the applicant. 


  • A bachelor’s degree in commerce/International Trade and at least 5 years’ experience in a trade role (experience in African and European markets will be advantageous)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Effective contract negotiation skills
  • Experience in an export environment and successful customer service experience
  • Awareness of relevant prevailing quality and food safety regulations
  • Ability to solve challenging problems
  • Being able to prioritize, meet deadlines and work with minimal direction
  • Ability to perform well under pressure
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in the Afrikaans & English language (in writing and verbally) is a must; (French language will be advantageous)
  • An “global” mind set, result driven, attention to detail and a team player
  • Willingness to travel, also internationally
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office programs


Please ENSURE that your application includes the following:

  • a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, inclusive of contact and email information
  • a covering letter motivating the application
  • an indication of current and expected remuneration
  • availability
  • contactable referees


If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please accept that your application was not successful. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.