Sales Agronomist

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Applications have closed.

United Capital Fertilizer


Commercial Farmers
  • Manage the fertilizer and chemical programs; conduct soil research and recommend fertilizer and pesticides based on soil tests.
  • Developed farming and business strategies to improve crop yield and profitability.
  • Train and supervise farmers and track daily activity and ensure targeted yields are met.
  • Design and implement innovative and sustainable production systems to increase agricultural output.
  • Develop and maintain the highest level of operational and production efficiency by overseeing all agronomic field operations.
  • Identify and implement strategic initiatives related to fertilizer application, crop production, planting, yield and harvesting and post-harvest activities.
  • Develop crop yield reports, field plans, planting and harvest schedules, production budgets and action plans.
  • Plan and oversee all crop production activities to ensure timely and effective production.
  • Agronomic Advice on fertilizer usage, pesticides and extension service
  • Initiate sales contracts and customize fertilizer formulation based on farmer`s requirements.
  • Grow sales volumes and meet set targets through Increase in customer base year over year.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to farmers and internal marketing management.
  • Organize and participate in agriculture events (trade fair, shows etc)
  • Provide agronomic content for technical and marketing communications for both internal and external audiences.
  • Conduct field demonstrations and coordinate & implement research trails.
  • Develop and implement testing procedures to evaluate the impact of training.
  • Develop technical/selling messages, tools and training for marketing.
  • Collaborate and create partnerships with institutions, fertilizer, chemical and seed partners.
  • Establish new markets and customer portfolios within the business unit guidelines and budget.
  • Developing marketing plan with commercial farmers grower to achieve sales growth targets
  • Facilitate implementation of annual approved agricultural activities budget and calendar
  • Agronomical business development and competitive analysis
  • Management of sales performance indicators and budget sales reports
  • Conduct commercial farmers field days.
  • Management of commercial farmers accounts
  • Experience and/or demonstrated knowledge with the use and application of stimulation and decision support models applied to fertilizer crops and farming systems
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary research team and carry out independent individual research, to achieve organizational goals Self-directed
  • Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Ability to train and provide technical knowledge to farmers
  • Analysis judgment and provision of solutions to the day-to-day challenges.
  • Analysis to communicate well and explain instructions for accurate execution with farmers.
  • Ability to Build  relationships with commercial farmers by providing product selection and placement recommendations, along with agronomic support and advice
  • Degree in Agriculture science, preferably with Agronomy as a special field or previous commercial agriculture managerial plus sales and marketing experience.
  • Minimum 5 years senior management experience.
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