Technical Advisor – Ruminants – Pietermaritzburg

KwaZulu-Natal, Full Time Deadline: Aug 18, 2023

Description
AFGRI Animal Feeds requires the services of a suitably qualified, well-motivated and results-driven candidate to be appointed in the above-mentioned vacant position who will be responsible for selling of AAF ruminant feed through technical knowledge and value-adding activities on a farm.
Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

B.Sc (Agric) Animal Science
M.Sc (Agric) Animal Science will be an advantage
5 years sales and marketing experience in an animal feed company.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

Regularly visit existing clients and prospective new clients
Maintain an updated client and prospect database
Provide technical advice on the product range
Measure progress on sales budget, monitor the expense budget, identify budget deviations and submit weekly/monthly budget reports
Oversee the placing of orders at factories
Liaise with factories to determine challenges related to product quality, product delivery, and product collection and recommend corrective measures where applicable
Manage and reconcile customer accounts on a monthly basis
Evaluate and provide feedback on competitors, product quality and product performance
Determine market potential and customer needs as well as price determination in accordance with the agreed schedule
Provide weekly/monthly feedback on tons gained and tons lost
Attend marketing and social events to track potential clients

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE/COMPETENCIES

Strong marketing profile
Sound knowledge of Ruminant nutrition
Extrovert with a positive attitude
Good administration and planning skills – effective and efficient
Ability to create and maintain good interpersonal relationships with clients
Able to work and operate independently

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES/SKILLS

Pro-active
Hardworking
Reliable and positive
Self-Motivated initiator

Closing date: 18 August 2023

 

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