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Syngenta Agro Service AG
Develop and direct regional business strategies and plans to achieve the agreed profit and volume goals for the (relevant) channel partners and region, consistent with overall sales and marketing strategy.
First line of contact with the customer (dealer, agent, grower) in terms of technical support, recommendations and training.
Investigate, understand, capture and communicate aspects of key crop production.
Implement key account management (KAM) principles with designated key customers
Develop and direct regional business strategies consistent with overall marketing and sales strategy.
Develop Market Information, Budgets, Forecasts, Business Planning, Partnership Agreements
Identify, define, establish and maintain influential relationships with relevant institutes and key crop value opinion leaders.
Focus resources on growers and key influencers in the food/feed chain - create pull approaches.
Build relationships in value chain (identify the lead influencers).
Identify key crop, product and market opportunities and threats.
Support agents and growers with technical solutions on all aspects of key crop production.
Investigate and manage complaints/claims to minimize financial loss (first line of contact for Syngenta).
Develop the competence, motivation and commitment of Dealers and Agents through effective training, promotion and sales support aids.
Keep abreast of market, trade and competitor activity in order to revise strategies to meet changing requirements.
Ensure market information accuracy in Sympact for allocated crops
. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
The role requires a high focus on building partnerships, managing relationships, motivating others and delivery of targets.
Strong leadership and team working skills.
Effective communicator, fully bilingual, well developed skills of persuasion.
Resilient to pressure
Good understanding of the business, key account management, the market and how to add customer value.
Practical experience of developing and implementing sales strategies and plans.
Knowledge of key financial and marketing concepts and principles.
Sound business acumen and negotiating ability.
Broad technical know-how of crops, products and farming practices. (Approximately three years experience)
- Job Location: South Africa
- Company Industry: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing
- Company Type: Employer (Private Sector)
- Job Role: Sales
- Joining Date: 2012-11-01
- Employment Status: Full time
- Employment Type: Employee
- Number of Vacancies: 3
- Career Level: Mid Career
- Years of Experience: Min: 2 Max: 5
- Residence Location: South Africa
- Nationality: South Africa