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  • AGRONOMIST – WEST AFRICA

    Job brief

    Technical promotion of calcium carbonate and trading products such as basic soil conditioners, Calcium fertilizers, seed coatings, mineral additives and technical service in the agricultural industry.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Initiate and monitor crop trials at predefined customers (e.g. farmers, cooperatives, government research institutes, NGOs).
    • Identify and propose customers for crop trials.
    • Subject expert on company’s agricultural product range.
    • Regular customer visits to discuss technical performance and opportunities for further use of company’s products.
    • Support the company distributors on technical matter and trials.
    • Calculate technical and financial benefit of company’s products vs. traditional farming methods and competitors’ products.
    • Trusted technical promoter of company’s products.
    • Identify current and future agricultural trends in the agriculture business.
    • A good understanding of the agricultural legislation and impact on company.
    • Monthly reporting to Business Development and region.
    • Customer visit reporting (commerce-technical information, customer satisfaction) to Business Development and region.
    • Review and interpretation of trial results and reporting thereof to Market Development & Innovation and region.
    • Monthly review meetings with distributors on trials and product performance.
    • Create and maintain country market studies.

    Key Skills/ Requirements

    • BSC in Agronomy (MSC a plus)
    • Extensive experience in Animal Nutrition is a Plus
    • Very good communication skills in English (French is a plus): verbal and written
    • Very discipline with excellent customer relationship skills
    • Self-starter – able to work independently, as well as in team
    • Attention to detail and accuracy
    • Enthusiastic personality, extrovert and Culturally flexible
    • Proficient with MS office suite.
    • Travel approximately 50-60%
    • Must possess a valid driving license

     

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