• Durban
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Agriculture
  • Posted by Farm Manager SA on Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Reference: FM000234/SH
  • Apply before Friday, January 31, 2020 - 48 Days left
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Employer: Farm Manager SA
Durban – KZN: If you are Ambitious and passionate about agriculture, with strong focus on customer satisfaction, service delivery and problem solving with an aptitude for systems and business data analytics, then this could be for you


  • Qualification: A Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or natural science

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Experience:

    • At least 5 years’ experience in agrochemicals or crop protection chemicals

    • Must have an agronomic knowledge of the crops in KZN, and experience of the crop chemical portfolios pertaining to these crops

    • Industry-level experience an advantage

    • Marketing experience an advantage

    • Highly computer literate with

    • Experience with Syspro advantageous


Functional and organisational responsibilities:

  • Upstream:

  • As part of the Company’s senior management team, assist in developing the company’s sales strategy

  • Develop relationships with strategic suppliers, and working relationship with key personal within those organisations

  • Negotiate and liaise with suppliers on product availability, pricing and payment terms for the Company

  • Downstream:

    • Generate and manage annual and monthly budgets for the Agents: by product, and by supplier

    • Monitors monthly sales figures for each Agent, compares with forecast and budget

    • Responsible for managing the company’s distribution system: relationship with the transport contractor, ensuring effective collections from suppliers and delivery of products to the 50-odd depots across KZN

  • Organisational responsibilities:

    • Responsible for 2 buyers who process orders between the Agents and suppliers

  • Specific Duties:

    • Monitor stock levels on a monthly basis to ensure working capital optimisation, and manages redundant and slow-moving stock

    • Study market changes and development of competitors’ prices and products, and assess their direct and indirect effect, supported by relevant analyses and reports

    • Responsible for the completion and submission of various Tenders, and where relevant, assists Agents with same. Interface and liaise with large key customers on a regular basis

    • Compile and understand crop data for the region, market share analyses

    • Prepare and report on the Company’s monthly sales figures with full variance analysis

    • Prepare a Sales Report for Board Meetings

 ONLY short listed candidates will be contacted

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