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Job Title: Sales Manager, Crop Protection
The incumbent will be expected to identify and carry out marketing and sales activities, so as to maintain and develop sales of BASF range of Crop Protection and Public Health Products to major customers and farmers, in accordance with agreed business plans. Additionally, the candidate will be required to develop ideas and create offers for sales and marketing to major customers/ accounts; Monitor and report on activities and provide relevant management information; Carry out market research, competitor and customer surveys; Cultivate healthy collaborative network with research institutes for sustainable relationships; Identify New opportunities for products within BASF portfolio; Meet set regional sales targets; Work closely with Supply Chain teams to ensure timeous delivery of products to customers.
Desired Skills and Experience
The ideal candidate should possess a completed degree in Business Administration, Agriculture, Economics or a similar.
We require that candidates have a sound knowledge of agronomy and crop protection.
A minimum 5 years sales and marketing experience in Management position in Crop protection industry is preferred. Strong commercial and marketing orientation (experience in sales and process organization).
Excellent customer relationship development and management skills are essential, as is the ability to plan, prioritize and organize work and ensure adequate allocation of resources.
A valid driver’s license and own vehicle is essential.
Candidates must be prepared to travel, as well as work overtime when required.