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Star South Procurement Internship

Star South Fruits is offering a Procurement Internship position to a recent graduate who has a keen interest of building a career in the fresh fruit industry.
If you have completed relevant degree, ambitious, committed, hardworking and enjoy a fast-paced environment, then read further.

How does the learnership work?

  • The programme will run for 12 months
    You will be based within the procurement division and be exposed to various tasks to ensure a well-rounded experience
  • This programme is for graduates who have completed a relevant degree and require work experience

What are the candidate requirements?

  • Relevant degree in Marketing/
  • Agriculture/ Trading
  • Fluent in English and Afrikaans
  • Reliable transport
  • Computer literate, especially in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to build strong relationships
  • Resilient and able to work under pressure
  • Committed and hardworking
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-disciplined
  • Problem solver

What are the basic duties?

  • Coordinate and manage procurement of fruit
  • Administration related to farmers and product procured
  • Quality control of products
  • Physical stock takes in cold-rooms and matching thereof on system
  • Coordinate and manage packaging materials
  • Build strong and professional relationships with farmers
  • Assist the Commercial and Procurement team as requested

What will you get?

  • A monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses
  • 12-months intensive work experience from a reputable company in the fresh fruit industry
  • The opportunity to receive a strong reference and make yourself more employable
  • Top learners in the programme will be considered for a permanent job offer in the company

How do I apply?

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.