Technical Sales Manager (Western Cape)
Joubert & Associates
Wellington, Eastern Cape, ZA
2d ago

The successful incumbent will have exceptional technical, people and sales skills to lead the company’s area office and area warehouse.

Main responsibilities :

  • Compile and implement a sales and marketing strategy for the area that focuses on current performance delivery and future growth performance
  • Manage sales and product forecasts based on sales history and budget
  • Engage in solution-orientated discussions regarding price lists and conduct daily liaison with procurement officers from relevant distribution companies
  • Remain informed on competing products and area strategies
  • Offer dependable technical support to agents and farmers on a variety of crops
  • Co-ordinate product training, promotions and marketing in general
  • Play a leading role in and assist with research and demonstration trials
  • Assist in the development and identification of niche market products / opportunities
  • Assist the marketing team with the compilation of technical information to all stakeholders
  • Requirements :

  • Tertiary qualification in Plant, Soil or Agricultural Sciences
  • AVCASA and BASOS certificates (will be advantageous)
  • Diploma / certificate / courses in financial management / administration / marketing (will strengthen the application)
  • Minimum of 5 years’ practical sales and business development experience in commercial agriculture
  • Hands-on experience in crop production, farm implements, irrigation and general agricultural practice
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Fluent in Afrikaans and English
  • Willing to travel extensively in designated area and country wide (upon request)
  • A market-related remuneration package, in accordance with qualifications and experience, will be agreed upon with the successful candidate.

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