Trade Controller

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1 month ago

Trade Controller

We are looking for a motivated professional with a background in the import and export business to join our trade team from 1 November 2019.

You will be responsible for processing trade imports, exports and sales including inventory control, overseas fund transfers, commission payments, orders and courier services. While you will be reporting to a supervisor, you will need to be able to deal with all of this independently and in the most cost-effective way possible.

Ideally, you are a mature 25+-year-old, a clever individual that enjoys playing with numbers as much as you like to keep your books tidy and in order. If you don't like numbers and mathematics, this job is not for you.

You will contribute to growing the trade business together with a small but experienced team that will give you the space you need to grow and to expand into other areas of the business if you wish to do so, from sales to marketing, accounting to finance and more.

Our business is located in Ndabeni, down the road from the Oude Molen Eco Village. You will encounter a pleasant work environment and a business run by two young directors that try to make a difference.



  • Keeping our online inventory updated daily

  • Managing pricing and stock on our stock management system

  • Update online products, descriptions and pricing in our shop systems

  • Order and process stock from overseas

  • Process overseas fund transfers

  • Track sales between international and local customers

  • Process commission payments

  • Processing local orders and handle the delivery to customers

  • Proactively identify any issues regarding the processes above



    • A healthy salary depending on your experience and commitment

    • Work/life balance with a 35-hour workweek and only sporadic overtime

    • A respectful work environment, fair and equal treatment, regardless of race, beliefs or gender

    • The opportunity to create your role in our company, to follow what you love



We will take a bright mind and motivated personality over tertiary degrees anytime. However, you will need to show some qualifications to be considered for the job.

    • A relevant trade-school degree or higher education, like a bachelor's degree in a related field

    • Experience in the import/export industry or similar fields that allow you to grow into your role at Dennes Engineering

    • A highly rational, mathematical and logical brain as well as the ability to creatively find solutions to problems in your field of responsibility

    • A go-to personality that allows you to learn quickly, anticipate and react accordingly. We need you to think on your feet.

Should we have sparked your interest, please reply to this ad with a convincing cover letter, altogether not more than 4 pages. If you would rather want to apply in an analogue form, you are welcome to send your application to:

Dennes Engineering

Simon Broadley

3A Diesel Road Ndabeni

Cape Town 7405 South Africa

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Your team at Dennes Engineering.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted for further Interviews.