Senior Agricultural Economist
Joubert & Associates
Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA
5d ago

The successful candidate will take responsibility for the interpretation of sensitive and confidential information in order to provide practical and strategic input to customers.

Furthermore, the job incumbent will maintain the integrity of the information supplied to customers by ensuring that it is based on accurate and relevant data.

Responsibilities will include amongst others :

  • Researching statistics and data pertaining to the agricultural industry
  • Projecting possible patterns and trends in order to provide strategic input to customers
  • Managing data (ensure completeness, accuracy, integrity, validity and context of data)
  • Recruiting and sourcing of new customers
  • Growing and maintaining existing customers relationships
  • Developing new products in line with customer needs
  • Communicating and discussing reports with customers
  • Resolving discrepancies in information
  • Reporting and administration
  • Required skills, experience and attributes :

  • Tertiary qualification (BSc Agric or BCom Agricultural Economy)
  • Proven work experience in the agricultural industry
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with various computer programmes such as MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • High attention to detail
  • Knowledge of grammar and punctuation
  • Ability to work under time constraints and meet deadlines
  • Good verbal skills (English and Afrikaans)
  • Ability to take initiative and prepared to learn
  • Proactive and able to function on his / her own
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to organise, multitask and prioritise
  • Customer service-oriented
  • Willingness to travel
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