Star South


This position has been filled

Commercial Manager


  • Based in Wellington, South Africa
  • Tertiary Qualification
  • Marketing and/ or sales experience
  • Experience in growing procurement and sales
  • Proven record of ability to build strong business relationships
  • Costing
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the fruit industry
  • Computer literate, especially Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English

Beneficial Experience & Knowledge

  • Qualification in Logistics; Finance or Marketing
  • Product knowledge of grapes and citrus
  • Knowledge of industry trends
  • Trading experience in the EU and Canadian markets
  • Microsoft Business Central experience
  • Proficiency in one or more European languages


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proactive and innovative mindset
  • Able to work effectively in a high-pressure environment
  • Energetic and outgoing with high work ethic
  • Disciplined
  • Ability to work cooperative in a team
  • Problem-solving capabilities
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong negotiation skills and decisiveness

Job Description

  • Manage current and new business relationships effectively
  • Procurement and co-ordination of products
  • Maintaining and growing sales in assigned markets
  • Identification and pursuit of opportunities to expand business
  • Analysis of sales and finance reports to gain insights into how to improve performance and maximize growth
  • Ensure profitable sales


Market related, depending on experience and qualifications


This position has been filled

We serve four key groups across the diverse sector of fresh produce:

Fruit producers and retailers, both within South Africa and abroad. It’s a world of good produce, good people and good prices. An extensive, vast world which we navigate via committed one-on-one relationships, to offer personalised service and tailored solutions/shipments.

How can we help you?

Partner with us as we navigate the landscape together.

Danèl van Deventer

Commercial Manager

Trust between client and company is everything.”

Danél started out in the industry in 2010 and has been working her way up ever since. She began in logistics and now serves as a commercial manager, drawing from her in-depth understanding of the cost chain. Danél is passionate about figs and has been dedicated to the export of almost 70% of the South African fig offering for the past seven years.

Department: Management & Support
Market: Far East, Europe, United Kingdom, Canada, Middle East
Produce: Figs

“We are in no other business than the people business.”

Jaco is a born entrepreneur and has been trading fruit since the age of 12 when he started his first business. He has experience in all major business areas, including farming, handling, transport, logistics, IT, marketing operations, finance, management, international and domestic affairs. He is fluent in French and also has basic Spanish language skills.