Starke Ayres: Product Manager (Vegetable Crops)
|Reference #||Starke Ayres: Product Manager (Vegetable crops)|
|Location||Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa|
An opportunity exists for an energetic and self-motivated individual to join our National Marketing Department based in Johannesburg (Gauteng). The position will primarily focus on maximising the returns from the sales of Starke Ayres’ approved range of seed products within the specified portfolio.
|Job Functions||Marketing,Other Research Development, Science and Scientific Research,Product Management,Research and Development,Sales,Science|
•Evaluates Starke Ayres’ seed product range on an on-going basis and recommends new cultivar introductions to, and deletions from, the product range
•Develop and implement product and marketing strategies and provide specialized product and marketing input
•Develop long-term relationships with strategic customers and regularly visits current and potential customers and ensure continuous communication is maintained.
•Compile financial- and unit budgets and monitor unit sales of products on an ongoing basis.
•Identify the national product / technical training needs of sales staff and co-ordinate the implementation of a sustained national product training programme.
•Provide technical and sales support for sales teams on the relevant crops
•BSc degree in Agriculture / Horticulture (Honours / Masters degree an added advantage)
•Minimum 3 - 5 years’ experience in the vegetable seed industry
•A solid background in providing technical support within a marketing and sales environment will be required.
•Financial Acumen and computer literacy (intermediate level) essential
|Job Closing Date||31/01/2018|