Reference: 5384 MLR
Consultant: Michelle le Roux

Job Description:

  • To grow the business profitability through effective development of overseas and regional banana, apple and citrus sales channels and the management of the supply base required to service those channels in a manner that yields high value, dependable marketing and sales service for the companies fruit grower partners.
  • Develop systematic supply forecasts with growers.
  • Develop and maintain detailed and comprehensive pricing and costing models to instruct and drive decision making.
  • Identify sales channels and strategies around those supply forecasts.
  • Develop and grow volumes in those selected sales channels in Internationally and in SA, Botswana, Zambia, DRC and Mozambique to maximise grower returns.
  • Drive grower price, quality and volumes with structured and systematic metrics and feedback that builds long term grower partnerships.
  • Develop, execute and manage grower SLA’s and contracts.
  • Development of product specifications and management of compliance.
  • Management of grower packaging requirements to provide reliability and valuable, cost effective packaging procurement solutions.
  • Development of technical supply chain SOPs, drive execution, training and monitor compliance.
  • Drive requirements for and execution of improvements in the supply chain infrastructure to improve quality and obtain specified KPI’s.

Qualifications:

  • 3 years’ experience in fruit, dealing with local, regional and international fruit customers and suppliers.
  • First class university degree and passion for fruit.
  • Strong sales and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent planning, organisation and analytical skills.
  • Excellent and proven communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Good working knowledge of numbers for accurate decision-making.
  • In-depth knowledge of the FMCG markets.
  • In-depth knowledge of cold chain management and logistics.
  • Experience in customs operations.

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