Fruit Buyer

Fruit Buyer

Key responsibilities include the following:
    • Purchasing of deciduous and citrus fruit with more of a focus on the deciduous fruit and less on citrus
    • Developing relationships with new and existing South African suppliers/ farmers.
    • Price negotiations with growers and packhouses
    • Implementation of seasonal programs
    • Quality control
    • Dealing with claims and negotiating the best settlement for our clbients
    • Reporting on the availability and range of the fruit (and vegetables) to our Business Development Managers.
We are looking for someone who has the following experience:
    • Extensive knowledge of local South African fruit (and vegetable) growers and packhouses
    • Extensive knowledge of international fruit (and vegetable) growers and packhouses
    • At least 5 years experibence in the procurement / buying field
    • Experience in building relationships with growers and a successful track record of doing so
    • Experience in negotiating and implementing systems
    • Extensive knowledge of fruit (and vegetables), their seasonality and quality standards
    • A successful track record in the fruit procurement field
    • Experience in the exportation of Fruit (and vegetables) would be a plus
    • Good computer and excel skills. Have had previous experience in reporting abnd presentations.
Characteristics we are looking for:
    • Driven, determined and proactive
    • An excellent communicator
    • Able to work independently or within a team structure
    • Assertive and able to take calculated decisions
    • Resourceful
    • Energetic
    • A never give up attitude
Salary will be market related and based on current experience