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Market / Product Assistant

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Job Description

Our Client, one of the South Africa’s leading fruit exporters, is looking for a Market / Product Assistant. This vacancy offers a challenging role to a dynamic individual, who is driven by attention to detail in reporting and motivated by deadlines.  The position is based in the Tygervalley-area.

Minimum knowledge & experience required to perform this job competently:
Education & Experience:
Formal tertiary qualifications with at least 3 – 5 years’ relevant work experience – preferably in the fruit
and/or agricultural industry.

Key Performance Areas (KPA’s):
KPA’s will include (but are not limited to) the following essential responsibilities:

Packing Program Management • Ensure that Area Managers updates their estimates on a weekly basis • Ensure that Marketing Managers as well Commercial update their programs on the weekly packing program sheet • Allocation of estimates against demands • Follow up on progress of packing program • Manage all fix price growers packing plans and distribute directly to producers • Check availability of packing material vs programs and order in season from Packaging Material Manager to ensure availability.
Breeding Clubs • Complete pre-season estimate per variety • Declaration of Actual volumes to Breeding Club • Ensure that Dole SA complies to the Breeding Club agreement.
Grower payments • Compile standard or special advance rates • Authorize Advances • DIP or Cost adjustments • Fix Price agreements
Costings • Ensure that costing model is updated
Preseason planning • Load programs on System as per customer demand • Pre-season carton order • System planning – Demands & allocations • Packaging material items to order.
Support to Marketing/Business Manager • Customer registrations • Register new fruit specifications • Handles rejections and COD paperwork • Container shipping forecast • Registration renewals • All relevant QMS documentation is maintained or completed • Assistance on ad hoc sales deals • Marketing meeting – prepare information for discussion
• Adhoc requests

Attributes / Requirements:
Knowledge of the KPA’s mentioned • Attention to detail when reporting • Good computer software skills
• Good communication & interaction skills with people on all levels in the organization • Ability to adhere
to strict deadlines.

A well structured remuneration package is being offered