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Commercial Manager (Subtropical Fruit)



Job Description :

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A leading multi-national supplier of fresh subtropical fruit currently has a vacancy for a Commercial Manager to join the Executive Team based in Tzaneen.

Working as part of a successful, high performance team, the Commercial Manager will be required to manage business strategy to channel fruit into export and local markets. The position reports to the General Manager of the Marketing Division and oversees the Export and Local Account Managers.

Key outputs will include:

  • Developing a marketing programme, based on estimates provided;
  • Providing diverse exposure to growers within each payment pool to a range of outlets;
  • Managing the pricing strategy, and communication of pricing with all customers;
  • Communication with growers;
  • Pricing benchmarking;
  • Ensuring that the software platform grows with the business and supports an efficient flow of information between packhouses, ports and the market.


  • A relevant tertiary qualification (BSc Agric or BCom, MBA advantageous);
  • 5 years of experience as at management level within the fruit export industry with exposure to pricing;
  • Excellent business acumen and experience in directing strategy;
  • Superior Microsoft Excel knowledge and experience (pivot tables, V-lookup etc.);
  • Proven knowledge of the fresh fruit production and marketing industry- knowledge of the Middle and far East customer bases would be advantageous;
  • Experience working within an ERP system and using fruit software platforms such a QX or Palbroker;
  • Exceptional communication skills with creative and innovative thinking abilities;
  • Good problem solving skills with an accurate and methodical approach;
  • Able to work independently and deadline and results driven;
  • Able to motivate staff and work as part of a team.
Salary Details:

A competitive salary package will be offered to the successful candidate, depending on their experience and level of qualification.


To be considered for this position please contact Kate Watts or email a completed CV to kwatts@agristaff.co.za. You are encouraged to complete our Registration Document if you are not currently registered.

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