Trader – (Animal proteins, fats, oils, and minerals for application in petfood)

Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria
Posted 2 weeks ago

Contact person for this position:

Amori Prinsloo


Our client is looking for the expertise of a Trader with experience in animal proteins, fats, oils, and minerals for application in petfood.

Area:  All major cities in South Africa

Department: Procurement Department

Reports to: Procurement Director

Minimum qualification and experience:

  • Grade 12
  • Related tertiary qualification advantageous.
  • 5 Years’ experience in a similar role in the animal proteins, fats, oils, and minerals for application in petfood.
  • Proficient in the use of the MS Office Suite.

Soft Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Numerical accuracy.
  • Ability to thrive under pressure.
  • Strong leadership capabilities.
  • Project management skills.
  • Willing to travel locally and abroad.
  • Networking and relationship management skills.
  • Negotiation and research skills.
  • Strong business acumen.

Main Duties/Key Results Areas:

  • Tasked to establish and grow a customer base for users of all animal proteins, fats, oils, and minerals for application in petfood, for the South African and Sub-Sahara African Markets.
  • Focus on establishing and gaining market share on the above-mentioned products.
  • Keeping up to date regarding International as well as Domestic Market Indicators related to these products.
  • Travel often in/around major centres such as Durban, Cape Town, Gauteng etc. to promote, market and sell the goods associated with the category.
  • Sales of the goods. This will incorporate sales made directly by yourself as well as giving assistance to the Sales Team in getting goods sold.
  • Marketing of the goods.
  • Procurement of the goods – including researching suitable suppliers / alternative suppliers.
  • Recording relevant stock movements to ensure that replenishment is done on an ongoing basis and on time.
  • Research and identify suppliers producing specialised products that can be added to our basket easily related to this category.
  • Research and identify prospective customers for these commodities, determine their supply needs and offer our services as an ongoing solution to their business.
  • Establish and maintain ongoing relationship building with customers by communicating offers, providing support, communicating market information, and offering all round assistance in case of difficulties experienced.
  • Maximise sales success by communicating all objections from customers related to closing a sale to your direct line manager.
  • Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing our organisational standards.
  • Successfully completing all tasks and instructions as communicated to you by management within the deadline provided.
  • Communicating customer complaints/concerns to your direct line manager immediately upon occurrence and to assist in effectively and timeously resolve such matters.
  • All and any other related tasks & duties as expected from the employer from time to time.


  • To undertake any other duties as requested by the Director, commensurate with the skills and experience of the post holder.
  • To have responsibility for the Health, Safety and Welfare of self and others and to comply always with the requirement of the Health and Safety Regulations.
  • To ensure confidentiality always, only releasing confidential information obtained during employment to those acting in an official capacity.
  • To comply with all company policies.
  • To undertake such duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the position and the needs of the service.

Area:  All major cities in South Africa

Salary:  Market related

Job Features

Job CategoryProcurement
SalaryMarket related
Commencement dateASAP
LocationAll major cities in South Africa
Contract TypeFull Time

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