4 months ago
Commercial Manager | Fresh Produce | Kenya
Salary -$5,000 net per month with accommodation paid for.
About our Client
We are working with a long established and effective Kenyan grower. They grow significant volumes of both Flowers and Fresh Produce and as a result of lots of opportunities to grow they are looking to strengthen their Fresh Produce commercial team. Their ideal candidate, will be someone who has a good knowledge of the UK retailers, who is looking for a role with a bit of a difference. They have a very strong relationship with a number of retailers across Europe but feel that a UK specific Commercial Manager would be very beneficial. The company will provide an apartment in an upscale part of Nairobi as part of the role, which would be one less thing for you to worry about!
About the Job
You will be managing the company's commercial interests, and liaising with a range of customers and retailers in the UK.
Business development will be a key part of the role and you will ensure that business keeps moving forward.
You will be required to visit the company's farms on a regular basis to ensure you are close to the product and aware of any and all upcoming challenges.
You will also be managing a team of people, ensuring their day to day objectives are communicated clearly and
The Ideal Candidate
This isn't your usual move, so this isn't calling for your usual candidate! You will need to be prepared and looking for a complete change and to learn a new culture.
Experience within the fresh produce industry, either within the UK or Europe is essential. Along with good experience with the retailers.
Strong commercial awareness is clearly key to the success of this position, but they are open minded if this is in the form of procurement or sales expertise. As long as you can turn your hand to a range of requirements.
Good team management experience will be a big benefit.
If this role sounds of interest, then please get in touch with Morten Andresen on 01780 480530 or apply via the link