23 Jun '20
Product Development Specialist - Vegetables

Agriculture, Gauteng JHB - Northern Suburbs

Market related -

A global Agrochemical company is seeking the above to manage the product development of their root crops and assume responsibility for the entire product life cycle.

Minimum requirements for the role:

  • Must have a minimum BSc (Hons) Degree in Agriculture or related field of study
  • 2-4 years’ experience within a product development environment, responsible for trials and related research
  • A high level of analytical thinking, good planning and organisational skills with a keen eye for detail are essential
  • Above-average communication skills, specifically in English and Afrikaans with the ability to interface with internal and external stakeholders of all levels and experience will be required
  • Must have above-average Excel skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally as well as internationally will be required

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Trial management, including planning, implementation and evaluation of all product development trials.
  • Providing specialist product advice to support sales and marketing efforts.
  • Developing and implementing sales- and marketing strategies for each of the allocated products.
  • Maintaining crop and variety knowledge.
  • Providing product-related training to sales representatives.
  • Preparing and delivering presentations to various interest groups such as commercial growers and retailers.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with global- and local suppliers.

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

Ad Visible Until: 23 July 2020
Ref: PTA000173/EV

Vacancy Type: Permanent