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Procurement Officer (Citrus)

Reference PE001881/LS
Sector Manufacturing / Sales
Location Mpumalanga, Nelspruit
Salary Interval Monthly
Package None-negotiable
Description Our client  based in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga and operation in  the Agri / Citrus sector, is currently looking to employ a Procurement Officer (Citrus).

Candidates must have an intimate knowledge of the Citrus industry and reside within Mpumalanga.

Main purpose of the position:
  • This individual need to have an intimate knowledge of the Citrus growing business, know the producers in the area and understand the culture and ways of working very well.
  • The purpose of this position will be to expand the fresh fruit sourcing footprint of the company in the north and obtain bigger volumes.
  • This position will be responsible for the procurement of fresh citrus fruit.
  • The fruit will be procured from growers in South Africa and then exported to customers across the world.

  • 5 years’ experience in the Citrus Industry.
  • Matric however a tertiary qualification will be advantageous.
  • Computer literate.
  • Fluent in English and in Afrikaans.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication skills, being able to communicate with people from all walks of life.
  • Be able to work on his or her own as they will not be based close to a company office.
  • Valid drivers licence.
  • Sound knowledge of citrus quality processes and systems.
  • Sound knowledge of citrus pack house processes and system.
  • Basic understanding of citrus farming processes.

The successful candidate needs to also display the following qualities:
  • Entrepreneurship.
  • Effective Presentation Skills.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Integrity.
  • Relationship building.
  • Drive and determination.
  • Analytical and Interpretation skills.
  • Problem Solving - enquiring mind, lateral thinking.
Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not receive a response within 2 weeks of applying.

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