22 May '20
Senior Agronomist

Agriculture, Western Cape Stellenbosch

Market related -

A well-established fertiliser company is looking for a Senior Agronomist to assist in managing agents as well as providing technical support to farmers and agents in the field.

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • Must have a B.Sc. Agric Degree in Horticulture, Plant Pathology, Agronomy or Plant Production
  • SACNASP registration is essential
  • AVCASA in Crop Protection and/or BASOS/FERTASA Certification would be advantageous
  • Must have at least 8 years’ technical experience in the agricultural industry
  • Previous experience in dealing with agents and farmers is required
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license and be willingness to travel

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Assisting the Regional Managers to execute the company’s technical marketing strategy/plan and company objectives in the Western Cape.
  • Conducting field trials and presenting technical recommendations to agents and farmers based on analyses.
  • Compiling fertiliser programs for farmers and distributors.
  • Managing the development of new products and expansion of current products by monitoring and giving accurate feedback on local field and market conditions.  
  • Building strong relationships with sales agents, prominent producers and relevant industry bodies.
  • Managing the marketing of the company’s range of Agricultural products to farmers and agents in the designated area.
  • Assisting with the development of marketing strategies to ensure continued growth of the products in the designated areas.
  • Ensuring regular communication with the Managing Director and Technical Department prior to product meetings, regarding product development and demonstration.
  • Coordinating the introduction and launch of new products in the area.
  • Planning and executing key projects.
  • Assisting Management with co-ordinating and facilitating product training sessions with relevant individuals, study groups, agents and dealers.
  • Serving as primary contact and source of sound, practical and reliable agronomic information in order to provide opportunities for the company and its customers.

Salary package is highly negotiable depending on experience gained.

Ad Visible Until: 21 August 2020
Ref: PTA000164/JP

Vacancy Type: Permanent