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Position Details: Sales Agronomist

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Openings: 1

Description:

Manage Sales Trails

  • Plan, implement, monitor and report on trials of agricultural products with corporate farmers across the Mt. Kenya and Rift Valley regions of Kenya
  • Represent the company with prospect customers in a professional and confident manner
  • Ensure successful completion of agri-product trials with little-to-no supervision from managers
  • Record all activity in the sales software systems
  • o   Must be responsible for accuracy of information, updating and monitoring of information from input to completion of the order
  • Resolve customer complaints by investigating problems, developing solutions, preparing reports and making recommendations to management as necessary

Report and ‘Manage Up’ to Sales and Executive Team

  • Keeps management informed by submitting activity and results reports, such as daily visit reports, weekly work plans, and monthly reports via cloud-based CRM tools
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related activities as needed

Perform Sales Support Responsibilities

  • Monitors competition by gathering current marketplace information on pricing, products, new products, delivery schedules, merchandising techniques, etc
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending trade conferences and workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks as appropriate
  • Recommends changes in products, service, and policy by evaluating results and competitive developments

Requirements for Position:

  • Diploma or Degree in Agronomy-related courses
  • 1-2+ years’ experience in agronomy and/or sales relationship management
  • Individual must have experience (preferred) or passion for agriculture
  • Demonstrated comfort in the agricultural sector (including IPM protocols and farming improvement techniques) required
  • Background of commercial and/or organic farming strongly favored
  • Strong advantage to those with prior experience in Kenya’s horticultural sector
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Must have the ability to handle pressure and be self-motivated
  • Minimal training available in fast-moving startup environment
  • Individual must have high integrity and desire to produce results
  • Preference for valid driver’s license and demonstrate ability as responsible driver
  • Experience with Rift Valley and Mt. Kenya region cities/roads a plus
  • Strong with numbers and comfort with technology
  • Ability to complete basic mathematical equations quickly and confidently
  • Comfort with computers and software including Microsoft Excel and CRM tool

 

Location

Negotiable based on experience and communication abilities, but candidate should plan to spend a majority of their time based in Nanyuki with the management team.  For sales trial activities, this role should plan to be traveling 75% or more of the time around

A) the Mt. Kenya region and

B) around Naivasha and Nakuru in the Rift Valley

C) towards the west of Kenya and Nyanza province.

 

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