WANTED! Accounts Executive / International Trader – Fresh Produce (French-speaking)
Well known global and market leader in fresh produce requires an executive to drive the company’s vision and objectives by trading a variety of fresh produce internationally ensuring complete client satisfaction at all times.
The successful candidate will require the following:
- Tertiary qualification, either a diploma or degree in marketing and sales or related is preferred.
- Previous procurement and or trading or sales experience having worked within the fresh produce industry is essential.
- Previous export experience of fruit and vegetables is essential.
- Previous experience having built and maintained relationships with customers.
- MS Office experience is essential as well as knowledge of shipping programmes (QX) is preferred.
- Being able to speak, read and write French is preferred but not essential.
- The ability to work in a team environment, have good financial acumen, good communication and negotiating skills, strong strategic planning and being able to determine market needs, ensuring customer satisfaction as well as driving results are essential competencies to ensure success in this role.
The appointee will be responsibilities for some of the following duties:
- Strategically procure and market designated fruit and / or vegetables meeting clients’ needs and expectations as well as procure and exploit trading opportunities, growing the client base.
- Identify, assess and manage all financial risks, attend strategic meetings, build and maintain sound relationships with suppliers and clients.
- Set and achieve annual sales budgets and gross margin objectives with the Executive Team, execute and drive all projects timeously in line with the company’s annual strategy.
- Negotiate the terms of sale and prices with clients, ensuring that supply chain expectations and delivery dates are achieved.
- Communicate internally with senior management about supply and demand requirements ensuring that all trading decisions are made in the best interest of the business at all times.
This well-known global company offers excellent prospects as well as a highly competitive remuneration salary package.