Agricultural Key Account Manager

Industry / Sector: Agriculture
Employment Type: Permanent
Region: KwaZulu-Natal

LOCATION:     KZN – Pietermaritzburg

SALARY: R600- R700K P/a neg plus Incentives/Commission

DESCRIPTION / SYNOPSIS:

Experienced Agricultural l Manager required for a new and exciting role with one of SA’s largest Agricultural companies.

This Senior Role will require a demonstrated history in the agricultural industry, both in Business Development. Operational Management and Technical advisory roles, with strong knowledge of plant health and nutrition, particularly in Row Crops.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • BSc Agriculture/Horticulture or similar
  • BASOS/AVCASA
  • A Proven track record in Successful Business Development/Key Account Management.
  • Sales budgeting/forecasting and reporting
  • 5  – 10 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Strong knowledge of Plant Nutrition/Plant Pathology/Plant Protection/Soil Science
  • Must be willing to travel;

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 The Key Account Manager will be focused on Large and Prominent Key Client, Ensuring and leading distributor management to support business strategy.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following;

  • Support business strategy and objectives, through sales and Business development activities, ensuring positive and long term relationships with Customers/Distributors and Agents.
  • Monthly and Annual Sales Budgets, Forecasts, and Reporting on Sales Targets/Activity periodically to Senior Management
  • Perform Needs analysis and offer solutions, in line with Client’s strategy and objectives.
  • Business Development/Relationship Management through periodic visits to distributors and customers, as well as prospecting new customers in the region to achieve Annual targets
  • Ensure quality standards in line with Business and Industry Regulations
  • Operational Management of distribution, orders, deliveries, payments
  • Oversee R & D and trials and periodically reporting to Customer and Stakeholders. ,
  • Carrying out after sales guaranteeing the efficiency and performance of products in the field to increase sales

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Should you meet the above minimum requirements, please submit your CV and a copy of your ID and Qualifications to caroline[at]kingsleyirons.co.za. Please quote the TITLE of this vacancy in the subject line of your email as reference. Should you not receive a response within 2 weeks please consider your application unsuccessful. However, we will keep your details on record for suitable future roles. Thank you.

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