18 Jun '20
Commercial Manager Seed

Agriculture, Gauteng Tshwane (Pretoria)

Market related -

A global leader in the Agricultural industry is seeking a well-rounded, experienced Business Development Manager with a strong technical background to grow their portfolio of agricultural products in South Africa and neighbouring countries.

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • Must have a tertiary qualification in Agriculture
  • 5- 7 years’ experience in Business or Sales in agriculture, preferably in the Southern Africa market is essential.
  • Experience and technical knowledge of the seed industry is required
  • Wide crop experience, including vegetables and row crops would be ideal

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Researching, preparing and executing a sales plan focused on delivering new recurring revenue through partnerships with agro-input companies and the public and private sector in the geographies of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique.
  • Developing and managing the distribution channels for the product range within the region.
  • Working closely with the technical team regarding the registration of products in line with the regulatory requirements of South Africa.
  • Creating and implementing business development and customer engagement strategies.
  • Representing the company, its values and products as well as negotiating commercial proposals.
  • Generating new business by leveraging existing relationships and building new relationships across private and public sectors, NGOs, Government, Commercial and SHF.
  • Providing market feedback as well as analysing data to aid in decision making.
  • Travelling to client sites and conducting market visits up to 50% of the time.

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

Ad Visible Until: 18 July 2020
Ref: PTA000171/EV

Vacancy Type: Permanent