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JOB TITLE: AGRONOMIST (AGRO SALES AND MARKETING)

NATURE OF JOB: FULL TIME

INDUSTRY: AGRICULTURAL

SALARY:

NET PAY $650 – 1ST YEAR -FROM 2ND YEAR $800

JOB LOCATION: TANZANIA -DAR ES SALAAM OR MOROGORO

JOB SUMMARY

Qualified Kenyans or Tanzanian Nationals are invited to apply for the role of Agronomists (Field Sales) The client has leading operations in various regions of Sub Sahara Africa including Tanzania and Zambia. Over the last several years the company has developed and popularized its own branded Agriculture chemicals such as insecticides, fungicides, herbicides and NPK fertilizers which have been registered in various countries. The job holder will be expected to make improved sales of the products to estates and farmer organizations/ groups/ retail business via shop counters and ensure achievement of monthly targets.

Responsibilities

  • Training all Company staff in technical areas regarding our products; and giving them all the necessary advice regarding new and old products. Plan overview is as follows;
  • Structured training proposals including logical products to be covered (area based), timescales coinciding with seasons etc.
  • Training register to be maintained to keep track of all trainings and topics, including staff in attendance.
  • Accompanying sales staff on field sales trips to train and sensitize stockiest on our products and develop relationship with our customers based on agronomy service provision.
  • Standard stockiest interaction protocol to be established covering; technical presentations of our portfolio, promotional material, continuous advice and follow up
  • Field visit register to be maintained detailing past visits and stockiest information/contacts
  • Product development through field demonstrations via coordination with relevant area govt. field extension officers/ area lead farmers (Small scale). Plan overview is as follows;
  • Area identification, farmer group identification, extension officer identification.
  • Best crop identification (per the area)
  • Best farmer identification for longer term demo partnership. This individual should be the most competent/accomplished farmer in the group who will spread the word of Equatoria Africa Limited as we will be continuously supporting him.
  • Demo implementation, farmer fun and entertainment days/ lucky dips/ training seminars etc.
  • Demo conclusion including produce analysis and distribution plan.
  • Compiling database to keep track of all demos and progress statuses
  • Budgeting for above activities
  • Identification of estates and farmer organizations in the country to develop business with them. Plan overview is as follows;
  • Introduction meetings
  • Planned timetable for product familiarity and proof of technical competence (Estate demos) to show the Estates that we are seriously committed to developing long standing relations
  • Structured advice proposals via our understanding of crop problems, pest problems, seasons and product success (as proved in other areas/demos) via formal meetings or written correspondences (Bulletins)
  • Compiling database to keep track of all estates and relationship statuses/ progress/ Demos executed
  • Budgeting for above activities

KEY RESULTS AREAS (KRA)

  • Improved sales of our products to estates and farmer organizations/ groups/ retail business via shop counters (Achievement of monthly targets)
  • Improved sales of our new products to stockiest/ wholesalers (Achievement of monthly targets)
  • A better understanding of technical aspects of our products by managers and other staff to better handle and advice customers on our products. This will be assessed via live feedback.
  • Innovative ideas for new product identification and development
  • Individual initiative on planning, budgeting and reporting(submission efficiency)
  • Budgeting accuracy (low variances)

Qualifications

  • Any Degree in an Agricultural related field
  • 2 years’ work experience in agronomy and agro sales and marketing
  • Spoken and written English skills, fluent in Kiswahili
  • MS office (email, excel, word, power point) intermediate knowledge for preparing reports and presentations
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Ability to travel on field
  • Adaptable attitude

How to Apply

  • If you meet the above qualifications, skills and experience send CV to [email protected]
  • Interviews will be carried out on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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