Star South Careers

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Commercial Manager Star South International


  • Based in Ridderkerk, Netherlands
  • Tertiary qualification
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in the fruit industry
  • Computer literate, especially in Microsoft Office
  • Able to travel frequently, both locally and internationally
  • Fluent in English

Beneficial Experience & Knowledge

  • Tertiary qualification in logistics, finance or marketing
  • Marketing and/or sales experience
  • Product knowledge of grapes and citrus
  • Experience in business development of procurement and sales
  • Proven ability to build strong business relationships
  • Costing proficiency
  • Familiarity with industry trends
  • Microsoft Business Central experience
  • Proficiency in European languages advantageous; preferably Dutch and Spanish
  • Proven relationships with clients and suppliers


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proactive and innovative mindset
    Ability to work effectively in a high-pressure environment
  • Energetic and outgoing personality
  • Disciplined and strong work ethic
  • Ability to work co-operatively in a team
  • Problem-solving capabilities
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Decisiveness

Job Description

  • Manage current and new business relationships effectively
  • Conduct marketing, programme management and co-ordination of product flow
  • Maintain and grow sales in assigned markets
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to expand business
  • Analyse sales and finance reports to gain insights into how to improve performance and maximise growth
  • Ensure profitable sales


Market related, depending on experience, qualifications and capabilities. Sales incentives to be considered.


Please send your CV and cover letter, including salary expectations, to . Kindly ensure your subject includes the position you are applying for. If you do not receive any feedback within two weeks, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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.

How can we help you?

Partner with us as we navigate the landscape together.