Sales Agronomist

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

Recruitment Matters Zambia

Our client is looking for a Sales Agronomist to join the team 
Duties and responsibilities include but are not subject to:
Responsible for marketing and selling specific agricultural products
Organise and act as the liaison between the company and farmers
Achieve sales goals and execute sales plan
Provide crop protection chemical recommendations and crop nutrient management plans
Understand agronomy marketplace from a value competitive standpoint and develop strategic plans on agronomy sales and marketplace perspective
Strengthen and expand the current customer base
Responsible for selling and marketing specific products and agronomic services to customers
Develop and maintain close customer relations with key customers by providing professional agronomic service and advice
Develop and implement agronomic marketing plans to support organization plans and budget
Arrange and coordinate various technical and marketing activities, these may include field days, farmer meetings, demonstration trials and trial sites
Maintain industry awareness regarding technical developments via networking, personal development and training
Organize or act as the liaison between the company and farmers to organize trial programs and assist with analyzing and reporting results
Develop and implement long term agronomic plans and practices to support organization/farm plans and budgets to maintain maximum sales
Provide advice regarding crop husbandry and crop rotation to farmers
Be able to analyse and interpret soil results and make recommendations of products to farmers
Stock management & procurement
Debtor controls on sales
Various departmental administration and staff management
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Proficient with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook.
Excellent decision making and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated ability to contribute in a team setting while being an effective self-starter able to manage daily activities to achieve long term goals.
Ability to manage personal goals and corporate objectives while keeping a customer-centric focus.
BSc Degree in Agricultural Economics or related
3+ years experience working as a Sales Agronomist or similar

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