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Technical Sales Agronomist

Sales



Location: Dubai
Date Posted: January 2nd 2018

The Company

My client is an international resources company that have been mining and processing mineral raw materials for over 100 years.

The Role

They are looking for a Technical Sales Agronomist with a strong experience and interest on fertigation. The focus is to deliver technical product information and training to customers, consultants and farmers. This position requires excellent communication skills and the succesful candidate must be able to present technical concept to audiences with a diverse range of agronomic knowledge.

Responsibilities

  • Collect information (local fertilization needs, competition etc.) and understand specific requirements of different plant nutrition application technologies (fertigation, NPK compound, organic fertilization) as basis for product recommendations, product development and communication activities
  • Accompany customers fertigation programs and strategy with input from sales, marketing
  • Develop relationships with key customer sales and agronomy personnel, farmer/managers, researchers and independent consultants within the region
  • Educate the MEA sales team and customers sales & agronomy teams to position the business as a key player in the region offering competitive and agronomics advantages
  • Support product developments and launch initiatives
  • Support strategic partnerships with Agro Universities, private R&D sector in order to accelerate open innovation aligned with the company\'s strategic vision
  • Work with customers to establish field demonstrations that promote company products and proper agronomic management
  • Provide marketing team with technical sales agronomy input for the development of sales support materials to support sales within the region
  • Assist the company Agronomic Department, R&D to evaluate current and developing technologies

The Person

Requirements & Experience

  • 5+ years of agronomy experience
  • B.S. in Agronomy or closely related area
  • Willing and able to travel up to 50% of the time (Middle East & Africa)
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Experience presenting technical information to a diverse audience
  • Experience in fertigation production systems
  • Experience designing and conducting research trials and analyzing results
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize based on value creation potential
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Benefits

Competitive salary plus benefits

Salary

Competitive salary plus benefits

Job ID

SMA435

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