Sales Agronomist
Yara
Port Elizabeth or surrounding area, South Africa
25d ago

We at Yara are part of a global network, collaborating to profitably and responsibly solve some of the world's key challenges -

resource scarcity, food insecurity and environmental change.

About the Unit

Yara is Africa’s leading crop nutrition company and produces quality fertilizers, combines the world’s best agronomic practices and resources with local knowledge to tackle major challenges such as resource management, food security and environmental sustainability.

Yara has been supporting farmers in Africa for over 87 years, and is committed to Africa’s agricultural transformation, making long-

term investments and building local partnerships with farmers' organisations, community groups and non-governmental organisations.

Sales & Marketing

Customer Relationship management

Marketing, Promoting and Selling Yara Cape’s products to customers to fulfil the plant nutritional needs of their crops.

Manage / achieve marketing and sales objectives / targets for his area.

Promote / Drive the sales of Yara OPP products (Yara Vita, Yara Liva, etc) for his area according to his targets.

Taking of soil & leaf samples on farms.

Agronomic recommendations to his customers.

Farm visits & plant nutritional advice to customers.

Converting recommendations to a sale and order for Yara products.

Field Inspections where needed.

Excellent after sales service in terms of product, administration, agronomic service etc.

Attend to customer complaints and refer to management where needed.

Be part of the community where he operates and represent Yara at local agricultural / farmer events / activities.

Regular communication / feedback to marketing management on relevant market conditions and topics.

Attend Yara Cape Agronomists meeting every second month.

Administration

Do monthly Sales forecasts by product on a 12 month rolling basis.

Complete sales orders with all relevant information needed and within company sales conditions & terms and submit.

Get authorisation from marketing manager for transactions outside normal terms.

Arrange for products to be delivered according to customer needs / preferences.

Manage his SAP order bank according to the company rules / guidelines.

Fill in all relevant forms in case of customer complaints / claims.

Follow up account queries with the Finance department and get approval for corrections if valid.

Do plant nutritional recommendations on products, quantities, etc. according to industry norms and Yara guidelines.

Debtors

Collect debtors for sales generated.

Manage overdue debtors list and take responsibility to assist debtors department to collect them.

Assist in obtaining updated customer credit applications where / when applicable.

Profile

  • In possession of at least a BSc (Agric) degree with major in either pasture science of soil science. An MSc would be an advantage.
  • Must have at least 3 years experience in a dairy / pasture related environment
  • Must have good communication skills in both English and Afrikaans.
  • This position is a sales agronomist position and therefore the candidate must have a strong bias
  • towards the commercial side of the business.

  • The candidate must be able to market fertilizer products effectively and have an understanding
  • of all the commercial components of selling fertilizer

    Additional Information

    Candidates must be based in or close to Port Elizabeth or be willing to relocate

    Position is open to all candidates that are eligible to work in South Africa

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