COMMERCIAL MANAGER – SADC REGION

by | Jun 20, 2022 | Careers, Commercial | 0 comments

Sakata Seed Southern Africa is one of the largest vegetable seed houses in the region and is supported by Sakata’s global team, which has developed a reputation for scientific and responsible approach to seed research.  Through a focus on product development, marketing and technical support in the field, Sakata ensures that they can continuously provide the consumer with the best product quality, consistency, diversity, and nutritional value.

Sakata’s international research facility, based in Lanseria, Gauteng, subsidiary of leading horticultural seed company, Sakata Seed Corporation, has recently celebrated 100 years of “Passion in Seed”.

The Company seeks a Commercial Manager, that will be based in Gauteng and responsible for the SADC Region. You will be responsible for implementing the company’s sales and marketing strategy in the designated region.

Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain relationships with regional distributors and end customers
  • Planning and overseeing new marketing initiatives
  • Collecting and reporting up-to-date market information and economic developments
  • Coordinating all commercial activities within the region
  • Developing market share
  • Preparing the region’s sales planning and budgets
  • Assisting with arrangement of farmer’s days and other marketing/promotional activity
  • Co-ordinating product trials within the region
  • Maintaining proficiency of sales skills and product knowledge
  • Operating within budgeted OPEX
  • Accurate and timeous completion of sales administration
  • Managing customer accounts
  • Technical assistance to clients where possible

Specific Requirements

  • Tertiary Education in Agriculture
  • +10 years’ Commercial Experience
  • Strong analytical Skills
  • Strong Planning Skills
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Excellent Communicational Skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to work Independently
  • Able to multitask
  • Pro-active, dynamic and Energetic
  • Team Player
  • Computer Literate and possess strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese will be an advantage
  • Willing to travel Extensively
  • Valid Passport

Closing date for applications is 8 July 2022

Should you not have heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Should you meet the above requirements, please forward your CV to monique.harris@sakata.eu