Reference: 5791 CM
Consultant: Christa Mostert

Job Description:

  • Discuss with markets/clients their product needs i.e. To maintain and/or grow our client base year on year
  • Deciding and matching of demands with available product
  • Discuss packing requirements and specs with clients
  • Advising Area managers on product required for sourcing (budget)
  • Understanding the clients and their markets.
  • Procurement of fruit in line with market and food safety requirements
  • Liaise with growers on a regular basis to proactively manage shortfalls/excesses
  • Pre-season packing programs i.e. To meet deadlines before end of June to producers for Berries
  • Dolfin planning – Demands & allocations i.e. To meet deadlines end of July
  • Packaging material pre-season and in season i.e. To meet deadlines end of June to producers/Updating
  • Packaging Manager for Berries, end of May.
  • Setting up/maintaining costing model i.e. To make informed decisions
  • Various costing, price setting, discussions
  • Compiling and ensuring packing instructions are circulated to growers timeously
  • Monitor packing progress at packing facilities and facilitate solutions to over/short packs as well as packing material.
  • Liaise with supply chain department to ensure optimal route to market. Proactively solve any operational issues from farm to packhouse
  • Program management
  • Key account management
  • Stock management support

Qualifications:

  • Formal tertiary qualifications with at least 5 – 7 years’ relevant work experience in the fruit and/or agricultural industry with an accomplished Berry production/technical/sales track record.
  • Technical knowledge of Berry production, packing and quality.
  • Procurement and grower services.
  • Product management.
  • European and UK retail experience.

How to Apply:

  • Email your comprehensive CV to exceedhr@exceed.co.za.
  • If you are already registered, please forward your CV and the relevant reference number to the consultant with whom you are currently registered in order to avoid duplicity on our system.
  • We reserve the right to only conduct interviews with candidates of choice.
  • Applicants who have not received feedback within 30 days from the closing date must please accept their application as unsuccessful.

To apply for this job email your details to exceedhr@exceed.co.za