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Fruit Sourcing Manager


Published by Jobstanzania on 2:16:00 pm

FruitTanz is a newly established sourcing, processing and marketing company of highquality
fresh fruit. We are looking to strengthen our Team an experienced Sourcing Manager. You will be in full charge of managing our company’s sourcing activities with position in Korogwe Tanga - Tanzania.


Job Description
The Fruit Sourcing Manager will be accountable to develop and grow the category, shaping
the overall direction, supply plan and investment strategy. You must be familiar with the
overall category from a global perspective, including growing area, varieties, growing
practices, consumption, pricing, importing countries, customer purchasing trends, and
packaging.

This role demands an ability to react quickly to changing conditions, a strong business
acumen, and a visionary, entrepreneurial approach to develop a robust strategy for the
category, and identify opportunities. You’ll play a pivotal role in directing the end-to-end supply chain and leveraging a solid infrastructure to deliver year-round programs.


Main Responsibilities of the position are:
• Carrying out, under supervision of Director Commercial Coordination and Business Development. and in close collaboration with FruitTanz Procurement and Sales Units as well as the farmers, studies and analysis, strategic sourcing of fruits
• Submitting proposed strategies and plans to the Management and gather approvals for such, on basis of Commercial and Financial evaluations and forecast.
• Negotiating with growers and suppliers, ensuring a sustainable procurement relationship with application of FruitTanz quality standards.
• Organize with FruitTanz local office a permanent, continued and reliable procurement of Quality Produce.
• Ensuring continuous competitors analysis in terms of prices, produce, markets, customers, positioning.
• Managing supplier performance, with assistance of FruitTanz Technical and Quality
Teams, identifying and assessing potential new suppliers as well as building long term supplier relationships
• With respects to FruitTanz Procedures and Policies, strengthen the FruitTanz Quality Brand with permanent new produce and seasonal programs.


Requirements
• University degree in Procurement / Purchases– Agronomist would be beneficial
• Minimum 5 years’ fresh produce experience (in buying and selling roles), including fruits. Retail experience preferred.
• Strategic and creative thinking skills
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent customer/supplier service skills
• High degree of knowledge of the Grower/ Shipper side of the industry.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Fluent in English and Swahili, spoken and written
• Personal qualities: Enthusiast; Assertive, Good negotiator, Solid financial acumen Strong team player
• Able to work very long hours during our busy season or as business activities demand.
• Computer Proficient – Outlook, MS WORD and MS Excel application minimum.


Our Offer
• A great and challenging job with strong focus on contributing to the economic development of the farmers in Tanga region
• Competitive salary commensurate with experience.

How To Apply:
Interested candidates are kindly requested to submit a CV and Motivation Letter to FruitTanz
Limited info@fruitTanz.com, before 21st of July 2018


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