Sales Agronomist Consultant – KEMCORE ZAMBIA LTD

1 week ago

Job Description

Kemcore (Z) Ltd is a reputable organisation that is operational in Transport and Logistics and manufacturing of gypsum.The company now seeks the services of highly motivated, qualified and experienced individuals for its Gypsum Manufacturing plant.Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals for the role of;

SALES AGRONOMIST CONSULTANT(1)

Reporting to the Commercial Manager

Job summary
The Sales Agronomist Consultant will provide expert guidance and strategic consultation in the area of agricultural gypsum and related products. This role involves marketing agricultural gypsum to various stakeholders, generating leads, collecting and analyzing market data, building customer relationships, and offering insights on industry trends and new products. Additionally, the Sales Agronomist Consultant will develop and implement crop plans, analyze crop conditions, and scout fields to collect soil samples, thereby contributing to the enhancement of crop yields and soil health.

Key Responsibilities:

Market agricultural gypsum to small- and large-scale farmers as well as fertilizer retail distributors.
Target farmers and fertilizer distributors for leads and prospects generation.
Gather and analyze marketing data and information on products, competitors, and customers.
Build and maintain customer relationships with various market participants.
Provide industry news and keep the sales team informed about new products and research developments.
Plan and develop customer crop plans, including fertility and seed portfolios in conjunction with Agricultural Gypsum.
Analyze crop conditions and report on customer delivery based on these conditions.
Scout fields and collect soil samples to provide technical analysis and recommendations The Consultant needs to know how to operate portable soil analysis machine and equipment.

Requirements and Skills:

Educational Background

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in agronomy, plant science, agriculture business, soil science, weed science, agricultural engineering, or a related field.

Experience

Proven working experience as a Sales Agronomist or in a fertilizer sales role.
Minimum 5-7 years in agricultural sales or agronomy consulting.

Technical Skills and Knowledge

Knowledge of agricultural products, particularly related to soil health and crop fertility.
Competence in using relevant software and technology for data analysis and reporting.
Detailed knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.

Strategic and Analytical Skills

Ability to develop and implement strategic marketing plans.
Demonstrable experience in generating leads and building customer relationships.
Strong analytical skills for gathering and interpreting market data and crop conditions.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

People-oriented and results-driven with a strong customer focus.
Excellent active listening, negotiation, and presentation skills.
Competence in building and effectively managing interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company.
Effective and timely reporting of issue and sales progress to senior management

Industry Knowledge

In-depth knowledge of agricultural industry trends and best practices.

Key Attributes

Strong understanding of agricultural practices and products.
Proactive and results-oriented approach.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Occupancy Rate:

60%, the consultant will be requested to work 3 consecutive days per week between Monday to Friday.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae only at this stage with three traceable referees to kemcorezambia@kemcore.com.The closing date for applications is Friday 14th June 2024.

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