Procurement Manager

for Exotics

Procurement Manager for Exotics


  • Adequate tertiary education
  • Experience in procurement of fresh fruit
  • Knowledge of fruit production, packing and handling
  • Management experience
  • Computer literacy
  • Understanding of management and reporting systems


  • Leadership
  • Flexibility
  • Management skills
  • Strategic approach to procurement
  • Ability to build strong relationships with suppliers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Effective time management
  • Ability to work under pressure

Job description

  • In co-operation with sales team, compile, execute and manage procurement strategy
    • Procure product according to pre-season planning
    • Ensure requirements are met throughout the season
    • Liaise with sales team and suppliers to secure availability according to planned sales volumes
      Canvass new suppliers and new products that will suit our sales offering
    • Price negotiation
  • Manage the process flow between Product Coordinators and Commercial Manager
    • Ensure timely and effective communication between procurement team and sales team
    • Product co-ordination from farm to cold room
  • Ensure all produce is packed and delivered as planned
    • Continuously acquire information on the availability of product, changes in supply and trends within the area in relation to quality, timing, volume, and weather
    • Ensure sufficient product is packed according to sales orders
    • Ensure correct packaging is used as per market requirements (i.e. labels, date codes etc.)
    • Timely communication to commercial sales team if product is not available or according to specification
  • Quality assurance on farms, in packhouses and in coldrooms
    • Communication of QC reports to sales team and suppliers
    • Management of quality standards by instruction and training on farm and packhouse level
  • Ensure all administration related to suppliers and product is accurately and timeously completed, including but not limited to onboarding of farmers, stock file intakes, certifications, loadout instructions, dispatch notes, complete purchase prices on the financial system
  • Packing material management
  • Regular supplier and packhouse visits


Market related, depending on experience and knowledge.

Start date

1 August 2024


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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.