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  • Posted on: 19 February, 2015 Deadline: 6 March, 2015
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    Syngenta is an international agribusiness company and one of the world’s leading seeds and crop protection Chemicals Company.  To meet the demand for expansion the company is seeking for qualified candidates to fill the existing vacant positions:

    Customer Marketing Manager



    {C}·         Lead, motivate and develop the marketing function as a main pillar of the Commercial Unit Leadership Team to ensure delivery of business objectives
    {C}·         Drive country strategy development by understanding & responding to the market & co-developing new offers and solutions with Territory Marketing, while challenging status quo to expand company product reach and profit revenues
    {C}·         Maximize the value of the assets in the Commercial Unit CP and Seeds portfolio with the support and guidance of the Territory Asset Team & insure that asset development activities take into account the CU market needs
    {C}·         Lead the delivery of all Strategic & Planning processes on behalf of the Commercial Unit in-line with Territory governance
    {C}·         Drive and lead MaSE pillars to create value to Syngenta, channel partners and growers. Within all pillars, especially drive excellence in Customer Relationship Management and Campaign execution
    {C}·         Achieves objectives by giving information and recommendations and a strategic plan for the review and production,  preparation of  quality and standard seed
    {C}·         Provide information by collecting, analysing, and summarizing data and trends and protects organization's value by keeping information confidential
    {C}·         Deliver country tactical marketing and campaign plans and to support commercial team and ensure delivery of maximum market share and profitable growth

    Knowledge, Skills and Experience

    {C}·         A good university degree in Agriculture, Marketing or a related field of study
    {C}·         Understand country market dynamics (customer, channel and value chain), competitive environment and overall product knowledge.
    {C}·         Ability to conduct effective financial- and market analysis
    {C}·         Solid knowledge base on business strategy and marketing and sales principles (MaSE)
    {C}·         Influencing and negotiation skills
    {C}·         Strategic and innovative thinking, planning and implementation ability.
    {C}·         Financial analysis
    {C}·         Communication and presentation skills
    {C}·         Project management skills
    {C}·         Good understanding of Marketing and Sales fundamentals.
    {C}·         8-10 years’ experience in product management/marketing support and 4-5 years on middle management

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    Sales Manager & Area Sales Representatives


    The job holder will be responsible for the achievement of targets for the assigned region. S/he will promote Syngenta solutions with channel partners, key producers and influencers within the assigned territory.


    {C}·         Ensure the implementation of ‘in-store’ sales fundamentals in the assigned region, including distribution, coverage, visibility and retail pricing objectives.
    {C}·         Develop and implement a trade coverage plan for the assigned region
    {C}·         Develop and implement a regional operational plan with trade programs customized for the realities of the assigned region
    {C}·         Coordinate and oversee distributor operations with an emphasis on achieving optimal inventory management.
    {C}·         Submit of sales reports to the commercial operations lead in a timely manner
    {C}·         Manage the regional sales team by providing leadership that ensures proactive communication, fosters transparency and team work, setting of individual sales targets/KPIs, monitoring of the results, providing feedback and guidance
    {C}·         Provide market intelligence input (trends, competitors analysis, constraints, value chain evolution)
    {C}·         Ensure that all relevant Syngenta processes and policies are well understood and implemented by the sales team and, where necessary, by customers.
    {C}·         Manage key accounts in the assigned region

    Knowledge, Experience & Capabilities

    {C}·         First Degree in food science & technology with agronomy background or any relevant field of study
    {C}·         Knowledge of the agricultural sales environment is desirable, including customer set up, distribution networks etc.
    {C}·         Proven track record in sales with over 5 years of sales specific experience
    {C}·         Proven ability to understand customer needs, structure and business drivers
    {C}·         Effective communication and presentation skills
    {C}·         Negotiation and influencing skills
    {C}·         Good understanding of the local sales environment.
    {C}·         Computer skills; competency in Microsoft Office

    Method of Application

    Application and CVs with the job title clearly indicated as the subject of the mail should be sent to;

    NOTE: Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, March 6th, 2015

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