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Fresh Produce Buyer

  • Full Time
  • Gaborone


Fresh Produce Buyer
Fruit & Vegetables

This management position reports to the Trading Manager.
In the position you will be accountable for: • Planning & implementation of growing
programmes with local producers • Product purchase prices • Sales and gross profit
for all product categories bought & sold • Maintaining product shortages & wastage
within acceptable levels • Product management in line with recognised post-harvest
principles, including quality • Food safety systems in the Distribution Centre & at
local producers • Regular farm, retail opposition and market visits • Packaging stock
levels • Promotional produce quantities & timelines • Acquiring accurate & relevant
management information • Adhering to Company Policy on Buying and Trading
Procedures • Assisting with general management duties.

Essential requirements include: • Standard of education: Grade 12 • A relevant tertiary
qualification will be an advantage e.g Agriculture/Commerce.
Previous experience: • A thorough knowledge of fruit and vegetables as well as
post-harvest principles is essential • Previous buying/trading experience in fruit and
vegetables is a requirement • Management experience in a packhouse environment
will be an advantage • computer literacy: Good all round computer skills are essential
• Special skills: Communication and interpersonal skills at staff, management and
producer level are essential.

Candidates must have a valid driver’s licence and be in a position to travel locally.
Remuneration will be dependent on qualification and experience but will include:

Guaranteed remuneration: Basic salary, including company contributions to both
the pension fund and medical aid. Membership of the pension fund and medical aid
is both compulsory and contributory • A fully paid company car (benefit value will be
taxable) • Short term incentive bonus, paid annually which is performance based and
NOT guaranteed) • 3 weeks annual leave.

Applications must include: a detailed CV, proof of ID, tertiary qualification and driver’s
licence. We will also require proof of earnings from most recent employment, as well
as relevant employment references.
If the prospect of an opportunity like this excites you, please forward your CV to

Closing date: 28 February 2019
If you have not received a response within four weeks of the closing date, please
accept that your application was unsuccessful. We reserve the right not to make an