Published
April 23, 2020
Location
Louis Trichardt (Makhado)/Polokwane, South Africa
Category
Job Type
Job Category
Technical sales, Technical support, extension
Accept Terms and Conditions
Yes

Description

An advanced agricultural services business specializing in various precision farming solutions and services is seeking to employ an Agronomists and Horticulturists on a permanent basis. The business operates in South Africa and selected international markets. This is a great opportunity to learn and experience the high-tech end of the agricultural sector in a dynamic and rapidly growing company.

JOB SCOPE: 

Identifying the needs of clients and developing potential solutions utilising leading-edge technologies, services, and/or products to support market and client growth.

DUTIES:

Not limited to the below, the incumbent will be required to perform the following primary duties: 

  • Building and maintaining relationships with customers through regular onsite visits.
  • Providing technical recommendations to customers based on various analyses.
  • Advise client on plant nutrition and soil sciences to optimise yield and quality.
  • Marketing and selling products and services.
  • Achieving set budgets in line with company targets and strategy.
  • Gaining extensive knowledge relating to the use and application of the company’s products within a specific geographic location and crop variations.
  • Analysing horticultural yields and quality
  • Preparing and presenting technical presentations to clients and industry stakeholders.
  • Compile sales budgets and meeting the sales budget.
  • Maintaining financial and administrative records.
  • Participating in industry associations, trade shows, and conferences.
  • Performing field trials.
  • Conducting research and development to facilitate continuous product improvement.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to give technical advice
  • Market and sell products and services
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Fluent at least both in Afrikaans and English
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as on your own

 MIN REQUIREMENTS:

  • BSc in Agriculture: Horticulture/Agronomy/Soil Science/Geology – HONS will be an advantage
  • Experience is not required but will be beneficial
  • Own transport (diesel LDV)
  • Business-related expenses will be reimbursed
  • Self-starter and problem-solver that can work on their own steam and initiative
  • Market-related package

 

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