Executive Placements Technical Advisor (Crops)- Southern Cape Jobs in South Africa

Executive Placements Technical Advisor (Crops)- Southern Cape Jobs in South Africa


Job Description

  • A superb career opportunity has arisen with an established leader in crop nutrition. The focus of the role will be on providing provide highly specialised in-field nutritional support and expert knowledge to the Crop Advisors, Advisory Team and Regional Sales Managers to enhance customer sales.

    The scope of the role will include:

  • Development of crop programs (soil-applied and foliar nutrition).

  • Adherence to MRL guidelines and label recommendations.

  • Use of crop programmes and technical support services to drive sales strategies in the region.

  • Monitoring the correct implementation of recommendations.

  • Carrying out regular crop inspections during season.

  • Performing relevant trials on specific crops in collaboration with the Portfolio Managers to build knowledge and confidence in products.

  • Organising training workshops for Crop Advisors.

  • Working as part of a team to devise sales strategies and budgets.

  • Interacting with key influencers in industry to promote nutritional products and grow existing client base.

  • Acting on leads for new products or new programmes.

  • Conforming to relevant SHEQ rules and regulations as per company policy.

    Requirements:

  • A B Agric or BSc Agriculture degree

  • Minimum of 5 years post-graduate experience in the agricultural industry in crop nutrition and/or agrochemicals and/or agriculture

  • Crop Expertise: One or more of the crops grown in the Western Cape, e.g.
    Pome and Stone Fruit, Citrus, Table and Wine grapes and Small grains.

  • BASOS accreditation and prepared to work towards acquiring AVCASA within a reasonable period of time.

  • Excellent customer relationship skills.

  • Proven technical and agrochemical knowledge.

  • Computer literate MS Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook, knowledge of .NET would be advantageous).

  • Sound working knowledge of Safety, Health and Environmental practices.

  • Able to travel to support all allocated Crop Advisors and service cross-border clients, if required, as well as in possession of a valid driver’s license, have own reliable transport and be medically fit to drive.

  • Very strong communication (verbal and written), planning, organisation, presentation, technical, people skills and presentation skills.

  • Fluency in both English and Afrikaans is a prerequisite.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Executive Placements Technical Advisor (Crops)- Southern Cape Jobs in South Africa


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