This challenging career opportunity, focusing on the crop protection market, is based in the Southern & Eastern Cape. The successful incumbent will form part of a dynamic senior management team and will report to the Commercial Manager Sub Sahara Region.
Strategic planning and executing of a regional marketing and sales plan to grow the market share in the Southern Cape, Garden Route and Eastern Cape
Information transfer and liaison with relevant role-players such as farmers, technical advisors / agents, distributors, researchers and consultants
Technical training of distributors’ technical advisors / agents and technical staff and the support of Oro Agri products w.
r.t. queries, investigations and complaints
Liaison with and information gathering from the marketplace and timeous sharing thereof with management team
Presentations, marketing and promotion of Oro Agri products to technical advisors / agents and farmers through farmers days, farm and depot visits
Account management and relationship building with distributors, management and technical advisors / agents
Minimum Requirements :
A relevant tertiary qualification in agriculture (AVCASA qualification will be an advantage)
At least 5 years’ experience in a similar position related to technical sales support and marketing in crop protection or bio-stimulant market
Proven experience in the South African and African crop protection industry & distribution networks
Knowledge of market requirements, success drivers, entry barriers, etc.
Technical knowledge of crop protection products (including bio-pesticides), integrated pest management and crop knowledge of this region
Excellent proficiency in Afrikaans and English (spoken and written)
Excellent communication skills (including public speaking & presenting) as well as outstanding computer literacy (MS Office) to support these skills
Big picture thinking and ability to analyse and interpret trends and patterns in the market
Self-starting, disciplined and motivated to achieve deadlines and commercial goals
Preferably reside on the Garden Route (or close to the N2)
A market-related remuneration package will be negotiated based on experience and qualifications