Synergy Seeds Zambia (SSZ)
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Field Expert

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Job Description

Synergy seeds Zambia is seeking to recruit an experienced and suitably qualified individual to fill

position of Field Expert in Choma under the Sales Department.

Location: Choma Contract Duration: Permanent And Pensionable

Purpose of The Role

  • The job holder shall be responsible for demand creation activities (training & demonstration) of the Synergy products in the region as well as coordinating, managing, selling, and promoting
  • Synergy products to all assigned existing customer portfolios in the target areas.
  • The successful candidate will be reporting to the Regional Manager – Southern Province.

Major Responsibilities

  • Sales target attainment, through demand creation of the Synergy products
  • Identification and management of Synergy demonstrations/trial plots in the assigned areas
  • Train and develop target farmers/Agro dealers on Synergy products

Other Duties:

  • Execute technical, sales and marketing activities including merchandising
  • Demand creation for the Synergy products to farmers and all assigned Agro dealers
  • Selecting sites for installation] of demo plots/trials
  • Organizing and attending of field days and agriculture shows in the designated areas
  • Manage customer complaints emanating from use of Synergy products
  • Manage and ensure growth of assigned Agro dealers
  • Create demand with agents and connect agents to Agro dealers/distributors for product fulfilment
  • Share demand plan with the Regional Manager and Operations team on a weekly basis
  • Manage lead farmer network and advice farmers to improve production
  • Take orders from Agro dealers/rural agents and organize and coordinate delivery of products
  • Ensure all customers are handled and serviced within accepted Synergy policy and standards
  • Monitor and report competitor activities actions
  • Build good relationship with local NGO representatives and officials
  • Provide timely response and reports to Regional Manager

Skills, Knowledge And Competence Requirements:

  • Degree/Diploma in agriculture
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in relevant role

Critical Skills and Experience:

  • In-field technical experience
  • Experience in marketing & selling in the agriculture industry a plus
  • Keen demonstrated strengths in unquestionable integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Experience in working in multinational organizations with emphasis on communicating and
  • decision making with demonstrated ability to work under pressure.

Technical Requirements:

  • Good understanding of local agriculture industry, the agri-business
  • Business acumen
  • Hold critical internal & external crop expertise across a range of agronomic conditions
  • In-depth crop and product knowledge-labelled and actual use patterns – ability to advice
  • Competitor product knowledge
  • Basic computer skills especially MS packages

Method of Application

All Interested applicants should send their applications (Cover Letters and CVs) to this email below: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline
20 Sep 12:12