We are hiring
Commercial Manager

This position has been filled


  • 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 karin@star-south.com. 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.

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