COO – FRUIT EXPORT

Gauteng / Limpopo – South Africa:  Our client is a prominent player in the fruit export industry, and they are seeking to appoint a COO to operate within Gauteng and Limpopo predominately but also the rest of South Africa

The main function of this position is to lead the South African team and look after all operations from procurement to shipping, the planning, procuring (primarily Citrus, Pears and Apples), managing and control of all logistics activities related to the worldwide export and procurement of fruit

Minimum requirements:

  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in fresh produce exports logistics in a management role
  • A tertiary degree, Horticulture, Master’s degree in Logistics, Maritime studies or MBA / Bsc Agri or other
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Afrikaans
  • Proven working relationship with growers, packhouses and service providers
  • Above average computer literacy and knowledge on supply chain systems
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong strategic and leadership skills
  • Strong persuasive, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong business acumen and financial management skills
  • An achievement orientated individual with strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to exercise resilience when facing challenges
  • The development of sustainable strategies that support the Company’s core function in the worldwide export of fruit
  • Implementation of various supply chain strategies that support the export function
  • The appointment and management of service providers in the supply chain
  • Management of the Logistics team

ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted

To apply email susan@farmmanagersa.co.za or CLICK THIS LINK to apply https://webapp.placementpartner.com/wi/vacancy/?id=farm&VacRef=FM000928&preview=67cf78a988570cd5fd2e5fb3b23efcac