Product Coordinator

This position has been filled

Senior Product Coordinator


  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification

Experience & Knowledge

  • Minimum 3-years’ procurement and technical experience of fresh fruit
  • Technical knowledge and experience on grapes and/ or stone fruit will be advantageous
  • General knowledge of fruit production
  • Computer literate, with Microsoft Office
  • Must be proficient in handling data and working with systems


  • Ability to build strong relationships
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Quick and efficient decision maker
  • Problem solver
  • Must be able to manage time effectively and prioritize well
  • Work well under pressure
  • Willingness to go the extra mile

Job Description

  • Manage procurement strategy
    • 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 marketing needs
    • Liaise with commercial team and suppliers, ensuring product is available for programs and orders within the correct specifications
    • Ensure correct packaging is used for the market requirements (i.e., labels, date codes etc.)
    • Effective and timely communication to marketers if product not available
    • Obtaining of new suppliers and new product that will suit our sales offering
    • Responsible for final price negotiation when sourcing product
  • Responsible for all administration related to farmers and product, including, but not limited to onboarding of farmers; stock file intakes; certifications; loadout instructions; dispatch notes; complete purchase prices on system and processing of data to produce meaningful reports for both supplier, and commercial team’s decision making
  • Manage quality of products packed
    • On farm prior to packing, as well as packed product in cold-rooms
    • Communication regarding poor quality to marketers as soon as possible
    • Provide timeous and professional feedback of quality problems to producers
  • Physical stock takes in cold-rooms and matching thereof on system
  • Manage packaging materials
  • Manage and build strong relationships with suppliers and farmers
  • Aid other Product Coordinators


Market related, depending on experience and knowledge.


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.