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Key Account Manager (Agronomy / Soil Sciences / Client Relations / Agriculture / Agrochemical) – Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg, Gauteng
Reference Number: 404 0807 MHU
 
Job Description:
The Key Account Manager’s main duty is to grow the Company’s business and increase Company product sales with selected distribution clients. This role reports directly into the International Executive.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Undertake the necessary registration and demonstration trials in various countries with regards to the Company product range.
  • Evaluate and communicate trial results to the international Executive and the Regulatory Specialist.
  • Assist in drafting crop programmes, promotional material and presentations for the Company product range.
  • Have a solid technical knowledge of the Company product range in order to assist farmers technically on the farm and offer them a solution to their problem.
  • To understand the requirements of the farmer and how and where the Company product range will fit into his farming practice.
  • Attend farmers’ days and promote the Company product range.
  • Undertake demonstration trials on farm.
  • Train clients on the Company product range.
  • Evaluate competitor products in the various markets in order to position the Company product range strategically.
  • To appreciate the importance of customer satisfaction and responding to this accordingly.
  • Management and guidance of shared resources in African countries.
  • Required to conform to relevant SHEQ rules and regulations as per company policy.
  • To ensure adherence to the high level of safety standards.
  • To meet occupational health requirements at the site as well as in areas of responsibility.
  • Be aware and alert to the toxic, flammable and hazardous nature of materials handled in relevant work areas.
  • Report Process Safety Incidents.
  • Ensure accurate and honest reporting of incidents, near misses and safety hazards.
  • To participate and assist in maintaining SHEQ Management Systems certification/standards.
  • To ensure that non-conformance issues are reported according to the non-conformance procedures.
  • To ensure that actions emanating from non-conformance investigations are closed out timeously.
  • To ensure that SHEQ Management systems requirements related to areas of responsibility are strictly adhered to.
  • Participate in all internal and external audits done for SHEQ Management systems pertaining to areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure that all documentation related to this function is compiled and kept up to date for the above certifications (where applicable).
  • To possess the ability to solve problems systematically.
  • To adhere to all internal control policies as directed by Management.
  • To undertake any legal ad hoc tasks for which the incumbent is competent as directed by Management
 
Requirements: Qualification and Skill
  • Matric / Grade 12.
  • Post matric qualification in Agronomy and Soil Sciences would be preferable.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience in the agricultural chemical industry.
  • Must have work experience in servicing clients in other African countries.
  • Basic budgeting and cost control.
  • Must have a sound knowledge of the international market.
  •  Must be able to gauge the level of understanding of the client in respect of new technology.
  • Computer literate MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook); knowledge of .NET advantageous
  • Must be able to work independently as well as within a team and be deadline driven.
  • Must be in possession of a valid driver’s license, have own reliable transport and be medically fit to drive
 
Benefits and Contractual information:
  • Permanent position
  • Must be prepared to travel into Africa and other international countries for periods at a time.
Please apply directly by clicking on the ‘apply now button’ and visit www.camining.com for the latest CA Mining jobs.
 
Mark Huber
Senior Executive Recruitment Consultant
CA Mining 
 
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