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Date posted:  Jul 5, 2019
Location: 

Johannesburg, ZA

Job Function:  Sales & Marketing 
Job Type:  Contractor
Job Requisition ID:  1578

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About the Unit

Yara Africa Fertilizer (Pty) Ltd has an exciting opportunity for a Sales Agent to improve the performance, image and service of the company by providing specialised technical services to the sales team and customers in the designated geographical areas, on the following topics: Crop production- and nutrition advice; marketing support and training; new products and concepts.

Responsibilities

Agronomic Support

  • Integrating specialized knowledge of Plant Nutrition, Crop production and Soil Science to pro-actively act on market needs and technical advances.
  • Provide excellent plant nutritional service and support to customers to ensure optimum crop health and production in the targeted crop segments.
  • Support customers with Fertilizer recommendations and crop advice.
  • Do the plant nutritional recommendations in terms of products, quantities, application and timing based on soil analysis and according to industry norms and Yara guidelines.
  • Farm visits and field inspections to customers in his designated area.
  • Firm knowledge of summer grain crops

 

Marketing and Operational support

  • Build and maintain excellent customer relationships and –service (internal and external).
  • Marketing/promoting of Yara’s differentiated products to increase sales of these products.
  • Marketing/promoting of Yara PowerBrand products (for example, Yara Vita and Yara Liva) and increase sales of these products.
Profile
    • Minimum 5-6 years’ experience in similar role/environment.
    • Adequate English and Afrikaans language skills are essential
    • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office)
    • Good understanding of geographic information system (GIS) technology and spatial data
    • Valid driving license
    • M.Sc. Agric.degree or equivalent professional qualification in agriculture will be an added advantage

  

Additional Information
  • Marketing skills: selling of own services and Yara products.
  • Agronomic skills and knowledge.
Contact details
Apply no later than

31 July 2019  


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