Job Opportunities at Greengro International

Job Opportunities at Greengro International

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We are a company in Agribusiness and seeking to recruit a Senior Production Agronomist. providing leadership, expertise and advice in custom designing agronomic service programs for our clients.

Work with other consultant agronomists to ensure the company’s agribusiness projects are running efficiently as per the expectations of the company and our investor partners

Senior Production Agronomist

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Take the lead role as senior field agronomist for multiple crops in multiple geographic regions.
  • Manage the productivity team of agronomists to ensure crop production in all our projects meets and exceeds company targets based on inputs from investor partners.
  • Conducting feasibility studies for the implementation of agribusiness projects and Assessing the economic viability of the programmes
  • Execute standard operating procedures in the crop production manual(s) for overall field crop care of specialty crop(s) in all growing regions.
  • Work directly with field personnel to assist in the establishment and expansion of new crop acreage to meet seasonal production targets.
  • Identify and recruit new field personnel and contract growers to diversify crops produced and production locations.
  • Act as the technical liaison between the greenhouse’s construction department, agronomy department and contract farmers.
  • Oversee the daily maintenance of the crop production operations necessary in producing high quality specialty crop(s).
  • Inspect in the fields during all phases of the agronomy season and have continual follow up visits to assure the crops are growing accordingly.
  • Provide personal consultation with company clients as needed and arrange for educational / promotional presentations as needed
  • Generate and revise crop production manuals in collaboration with the manager, research agronomy.
  • Assist designated staff members in selling efforts with dealers, specific customers, and prospective customers that need additional agronomic support / contact.
  • Proactively promote and inform the Area team sales staff on current and potential upcoming agronomic issues that affect growing crops.
  • Collaborate with the Research department on activities that support sales efforts.
  • Assist other Agronomists with designated agronomic testing, training and sales projects.
  • Perform field service calls, participate in area functions as requested, and evaluate product performance within designated areas
  • Manage and report on Insect, weed & disease monitoring, Soil sampling & Soil moisture status.
  • Crop budgeting, crop rotation planning and hybrid/variety selection recommendations
  • Equipment calibration and precision Ag services (including GIS / GPS information)
  • Perform other duties as may be required by the company.

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree / Diploma in Agriculture or related field
  • 5-10 years’ experience as a Senior Agronomist in a large farm
  • Experience with open field and greenhouse production
  • Excellent skills in Crop harvesting; Fertilizers; Irrigation; Planting; Record keeping; Operative planning; Greenhouse cultivation; Vegetable production
  • Should be business oriented and have demonstrated leadership skills, proven integrity, self-driven and self-motivated.

Produce Sales and Marketing Manager

You will also be responsible for planning, implementing and directing the sales activities of the company in a designated area to achieve sales objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement a strategic business plan to identify, pursue and acquire elite customer accounts that expands company’s customer base and ensures it’s strong presence develop a sales strategy to achieve organizational sales goals and revenues
  • Monitor customer preferences to determine focus of sales efforts.
  • Build and promote strong, long-lasting customer relationships by partnering with them and understanding their needs
  • Present sales, revenue and expenses reports and realistic forecasts to the management team
  • Identify emerging markets and market shifts while being fully aware of new products and competition status
  • Achieve growth and hit sales targets by successfully managing the sales & marketing team
  • Own recruiting, objectives setting, coaching and performance monitoring of sales & marketing representatives
  • Delegate responsibility for customer accounts to sales personnel and oversee the activities and performance of the sales team.
  • Ensure sales team have the necessary resources to perform properly
  • Liaise with the production department to ensure customer quality expectations of our farm produce are met and exceeded
  • Liaise with other company functions to ensure achievement of sales objectives
  • assist with the development of sales presentations and proposals and co-ordinate and monitor online sales activity
  • Investigate lost sales and customer accounts track, collate and interpret sales figures and help prepare budgets, control expenses and monitor budgets
  • Forecast annual, quarterly and monthly sales revenue and generate timely sales reports
  • Develop pricing schedules and rates, formulate sales policies and procedures
  • Maintain inventory control, conduct market research and competitor and customer analysis
  • Analyze data to identify sales opportunities, develop promotional ideas and material, attend trade meetings and industry conventions
  • Cultivate effective business relationships with executive decision makers in key accounts
  • Network with individuals and businesses to generate and identify business opportunities
  • Identify emerging markets and market shifts while being fully aware of new products and competition status
  • Be fully conversant with the commercial and technical requirements of customers and competitors within preselected and defined market sectors.
  • Identifying market opportunities through meetings, networking and other channels, guarantee the establishment of referrals upon targeted clients.
  • Meeting existing and potential clients, identifying and gathering their specific needs at an early stage

Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor of Commerce in Sales and Marketing or related Field
  • 4-5 years’ experience in sales of produce or projects
  • Exceptional, organizational, communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills

Method of Application

If you meet the above requirements kindly share your CV and salary expectation to hr@greengroint.com by 25th March 2019

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