International Trading Manager

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Location: Based in South Africa (Head Office) or UK or Europe (Home-Based)

Reporting to – General Manager

Summary of role:

Generate, negotiate, and coordinate international sales for the company. Source required products for the company locally and internationally. Enhance and maintain customer needs and relations.

Duties:

  • Sourcing local and international products for export, managing and enhancing business relationships with these growers.
  • Selling of products to local and international markets, managing and enhancing business relationships with these customers.
  • Managing and achieving sales targets.
  • Fruit varieties to be sold include and are not limited to – Pome, Citrus, Grapes, Exotics.

Qualifications / experience:

  • Relevant Bachelors degree.
  • 3-year experience in the fruit exports industry.
  • Fluent in reading and writing English.
  • Knowledge of shipping models and logistics.
  • Well developed in planning and organising.
  • Well developed in negotiating between suppliers and customers.
  • Sound knowledge of market prices and trends.

Other valuable attributes:

  • Able to speak multiple languages.
  • Time management and self-driven – head office is based in South Africa whilst the candidate may not be based in South Africa.
  • Well presentable.
  • Honestly, integrity and good business ethics.

Please contact Frank or Georgina +44 (0) 1273 720599 or +44 (0)7734 861 080 to discuss the role and your experience. Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company

International Sales Manager

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Our client is based in Durban, South Africa. They have recently diversified into Fresh Produce and made a major investment into a Farming operation in Turkey (Top Fruit & Cherry). They aim to become major players both in the domestic and international market .

They wish to establish a Trading platform in the EU or UK to sell a full range of Fresh Produce initially from Turkey and South Africa into the Retail and non-Retail Market .

To this end they are looking to recruit an experienced Fresh Produce Sales professional to play a key part , to help source and primarily sell products into the Domestic and International Markets.

As a Sales professional you will use your skills and experience to create a customer base to benefit from integrated supply out of Turkey and South Africa.

Main Areas of Involvement

  • You will be directly involved in the Sales strategy of the company.
  •  Prepare reports on Sales and Budget
  • Develop and implement an Operational plan and provide forecasting
  • Develop and maintain good professional relationships with main accounts, stakeholders and strategic partners of the company.
  • Analyse and develop business opportunities for geographic markets.
  • Monitor sales plans to achieve

Key Business objectives.

  • Provide clear business channels for new products.
  • Maintain efficient relationships with all International Customers.
  • Assist stakeholders with Technical back up and project implementation for all marketing strategies.
  • You need good judgement and an ability to develop rapport with clients and internal stakeholders.
  • Flexibility to travel to different countries as needed.
  • Fluency in English (essential) and other EU languages (desired).

The Key Attributes

  • A minimum of five years experience in a similar role
  • Proven sales ability into all sectors of the Market Place.
  • Proven capability in Fresh Produce Procurement / Sourcing.
  • Experience from within the Fresh Produce Industry
  •  Contracts in South Africa within this Industry would be advantage
  • Knowledge of international markets within this Industry is essential
  • Excellent communication skills

Please contact Frank or Georgina +44 (0) 1273 720599 or +44 (0)7734 861 080 to discuss the role and your experience. Or if you feel you have the above experience, please send over a CV and we will get back to you with some feedback and more information about the role and the company

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