One of the country’s leading fruit exporters, recruits for an Area Manager to join their talented team of experts. This opportunity will suit a dynamic professional looking for a challenging and rewarding career within a global environment.

The successful candidate will report to the Assistant Business Manager: Citrus and be based in the Groblersdal / Marble Hall area.


• A relevant tertiary qualification (preferably a degree/diploma in Agriculture/Commerce).

• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in fruit management and export (preferably citrus and grapes).

• Technical knowledge of citrus fruits, packaging, and quality policies.

• Familiarity with producers.

• Excellent communication skills at various levels, including colleagues, producers, and third parties involved in the area.

• Intermediate level computer skills (MS Office).

• Willingness to travel.

• Own transport is essential.

• Experience with GlobalGap, Siza, and HACCP will be advantageous.

Job Description:

• Procurement of fruit (Products: Citrus and Grapes).

• Providing a service to Product Managers and producers/suppliers.

• Implementation and maintenance of fruit quality and food safety.

• Involvement in logistics during the season to ensure smooth fruit flow.

• Ensuring operational and logistical processes are carried out according to market allocations and packaging instructions.

• Liaising with relevant stakeholders.

• Assisting other departments and operational activities.

• Public relations.

• Collecting information for necessary departments.

• Assisting with administrative tasks.

Inherent qualities determining success in this role:

Ambitious • Credible • Dynamic • Focused • Team player • Integrity • Exceptional communication skills • Creative & Entrepreneurial

Closing date: 7 June 2024


Please consider your application as unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within 2 weeks.

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