10 Jun '20
Area Manager - Plant Nutrition and Crop Protection

Agriculture, Freestate Free State

Market related -

An established international manufacturer of specialised agrochemicals requires the above to be responsible for maintaining and growing the Free State and and North West regions of South Africa by providing technical support to agents in the area as well as strategic business development and relationship building with distributors.

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • Must have a tertiary qualification in Agriculture.
  • Must have an AVCASA or BASOS certificate or must be obtained within a year.
  • Previous technical/sales experience in crop protection and nutrition is essential.
  • Must have previous experience or contacts within the region.
  • Must have a drivers’ licence.
  • Must be willing to travel.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Visiting distributors and farmers in the assigned area to promote and sell the company's products.
  • Providing expert technical advice to clients and gents, aimed to identify business opportunities that allow to increase sales.
  • Preparing budgets for the assigned area in time, and ensuring compliance and control.
  • Implementing business strategies and their defined action plan.
  • Carrying out the activities of business development, logistics, inventory control, billing and collection management, in the assigned sales area.
  • Creating monthly, quarterly and annual reports on the results of the KPIs.
  • Implementing, in conjunction with the Technical Team, technical support strategies for Distributors and Farmers in their assigned area, to promote the sale of the company's products.

Salary package, including benefits, are highly negotiable depending on experience gained

Ad Visible Until: 10 August 2020
Ref: PTA000170/EV

Vacancy Type: Permanent