• Graduate & Experienced Career Opportunities at Saro Agrosciences Limited

  • Posted on: 13 August, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Saro Agrosciences Limited is the leader in the Nigerian Crop Protection industry. We are a wholly indigenous company, committed to the provision of dependable solutions to crop production problems in a distinctive, rewarding and responsible way. We have our head office located in Ibadan and offices across in Nigeria as well as in some West and Central African Countries.

    Saro Agro Sciences Limited is recruiting to fill the position below:

    Crop Manager

     

    Job Description:
    The Crop Manager is responsible for the ideation and coordination of activities aimed at entrenching the company's products targeted at a specific group of Crops under his purview i.e. his/her Mandate Crops.

    Primary Responsibilities

    •     The incumbent will Setup, Lead and Train a team of Saro Extension Agents who will work with Farmers of the mandate crops at the farm level to ensure an experiential introduction of the relevant Products, Processes and Knowledge to the farmers which will lead to Trial, Adoption and the achievement of the Sales Targets for these products.
    •     The incumbent will also lead the company's collaborative activities with relevant CPP R&D Companies, Suppliers of Complementary Products, Multi-lateral Aid Agencies, NGO, and Governmental Agencies who have ongoing engagement programs with farmers of his/her mandate crops within his territory.

    Special Skills & Key Behavioral Competences

    •     Great interest in Agric Development
    •     Technically sound
    •     Interpersonal skills
    •     Ability to speak Hausa will be an advantage.
    •     Willing and ready to work anywhere
    •     Initiative: Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
    •     Integrity: Being honest and ethical
    •     Leadership: Willingness to lead, take charge and offer opinions and direction

    Courses/Qualification:

    • BSc in Agronomy or related course with interest in Farmers engagement program

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    Brand Manager - Herbicides

     

    Job Description:
    Coordinates Herbicides Brands expected to deliver N27billion over the planning period. Responsible for the conception, planning and decisions with respect to the management of all general and selective herbicides including new products.

    Primary Responsibilities

    •     He sees to the positioning of the various brands in this segment for specific functions to avoid overlap.
    •     Writes brand plans and all the fundamentals of daily brands management for the actualization of growth, value and market share of the brands.
    •     Competition monitoring and brand improvements.
    •     He will also manage mega brands while supervising team of 1 Assistant Brand Manager for other herbicide portfolio.

    Special Skills & Key Behavioral Competences
    Analytical

    •     Initiative: Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
    •     Integrity: Being honest and ethical
    •     Leadership: Willingness to lead, take charge and offer opinions and direction

    Courses/Qualification:

    • BSc in Agric/Marketing with experience in Brand Mgt

    Relevant Experience:

    • Minimum of 5 years, 2-3 yrs in Brand Management

    Required Age:

    • 30 – 35 years

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    Brand Manager - Insecticides

     

    Job Description:
    Coordinates Insecticides Brands expected to deliver N27billion over the planning period. Responsible for the conception, planning and decisions with respect to the management of all general and selective herbicides including new products.

    Primary Responsibilities

    •     He sees to the positioning of the various brands in this segment for specific functions to avoid overlap.
    •     Writes brand plans and all the fundamentals of daily brands management for the actualization of growth, value and market share of the brands.
    •     Competition monitoring and brand improvements.
    •     He will also manage mega brands while supervising team of 1 Assistant Brand Manager for other insecticide portfolio.

    Special Skulls & Key Behavioral Competences
    Analytical

    •     Initiative: Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
    •     Integrity: Being honest and ethical
    •     Leadership: Willingness to lead, take charge and offer opinions and direction

    Courses/Qualification:

    • BSc in Agric/Marketing with experience in Brand Mgt

    Relevant Experience:

    • Minimum of 5 years, 2-3 yrs in Brand Management

    Required Age:

    • 30 – 35 years

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    Brands Development Manager -Technical

     

    Job Description:
    He convenes, coordinates and manages all farmers’ engagements programs to reach 3million farmers during the planning period. He is responsible for the introduction of OP&P and patented brands until successful commercialization. Lead company wide technical development of new products from early field testing to promotional field trials including the re-evaluation of products in our current portfolio for label revision.

    Primary Responsibilities

    •     Define adaptive technical positioning (stage, dose rate, application) according to local conditions.
    •     Ensure that the target contribution of new products in the planning period is achieved especially with the number of new products development to commercial success.
    •     Liaise with federal and states ministry of agriculture, Plantations, research institutes, staff extension for technical matters.
    •     Monitor and provide expert technical assessment of new technologies and competitor products.
    •     Work with BM to ensure revise any non-compliant labels and ensure all product labels are in accordance with technical and regulatory requirements.

    Special Skills & Key Behavioral Competences

    •     Technically sound
    •     Charisma
    •     Great Traveler
    •     Initiative: Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
    •     Integrity: Being honest and ethical
    •     Leadership: Willingness to lead, take charge and offer opinions and direction

    Courses/Qualification:

    • PhD in Agronomy

    Relevant Experience:

    • Minimum of 10+ years

    Required Age:

    • 35 - 45 years

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    Brand Assistant

     

    Job Description:
    To be attached to Brand Managers with mega brands contributing over N4billion in IMS. These are trainee Brand Managers and natural successors to full Brand Managers and relieve duties

    Primary Responsibilities

    •     Writes brand plans and all the fundamentals of daily brands management for the actualization of growth, value and market share of the brands.
    •     Competition monitoring and brand improvements.

    Special Skills & Key Behavioral Competences
    Analytical

    •     Initiative: Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
    •     Integrity: Being honest and ethical
    •     Leadership: Willingness to lead, take charge and offer opinions and direction

    Courses/Qualification:

    • BSc in Agric/Marketing/Numeric Sciences with interest in Marketing

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    Head - Accounts

     

    Job Description:

    •     Successful candidate will be responsible for the strategic financial overview and is expected to apply financial acumen and business expertise to establish adequate and functional controls in the financial reporting systems of the business Unit.
    •     Ability to prepare financial statements from the beginning to the end and articulate complex issues in a straight forward manner must be demonstrated clearly.
    •     He must have a proven track record of good management of stock in multiple warehouses and sound receivables Management.
    •     Responsibilities include reporting, budgeting, forecasting, tax, compliance and payables functions for the Business unit.
    •     The role will also form part of the Business Unit's leadership team, provide leadership for the Finance function by managing a team of direct reports, ensure best practice and be proactive in implementing change as appropriate to Finance processes, systems and reporting.
    •     A good knowledge of IFRS is key.

    Special Skills & Key Behavioral Competences

    •     Creates a culture of high performance and people management.
    •     Aligns functions and resources, and deploys people and skills optimally to achieve strategic priorities.
    •     Able to present reports competently and confidently to the Group senior management and negotiate effectively with business partners
    •     Must have clear focus, give attention to details and be a strategic thinker who is focused on execution.
    •     Strong financial/analytical experience.
    •     Must possess People Management Skills.
    •     Able to work to tight deadlines

    Courses/Qualification:

    •     BSc in Economics, Finance, or Accounting, is required.
    •     Must be a Chartered Accountant (ACCA or ACA).
    •     An MBA or equivalent postgraduate management degree will be an advantage

    Relevant Experience: 

    • 8 YEARS

    Required Age:

    • 34 - 38 YEARS

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    National Sales Manager

     

    Job Description:
    The NSM is expected to contribute to the development of the Sales, Distribution & Customer Service Strategy based on the Medium-Term Corporate Strategy of the of the company. Coordinates the execution of the Strategy by ensuring the timely availability of relevant products at ALL Drop Points at all times and by managing the Field Sales Force made up of the Regional & Territorial Business Managers and the FarmMart Sales Team to deliver on their Coverage, Sales and Collection targets.

    Primary Responsibilities

    •     In conjunction with the Field Sales Force he develops the Yearly, Monthly & Weekly IMS & Collection Plans by Drop-Points based on the overall Sales & Collection Targets for the company for the year.
    •     In conjunction with the Field Sales Force determines the resources needed to prosecute the Year’s Plan in terms of Manning and Physical Resources and ensures that these are provided on time.
    •     He Directs and Coordinates the activities of the Field Sales Force through Daily Feedback and Weekly Reports apart from other periodic reports that may be needed on a Quarterly or Need basis
    •     He monitors the Stock Levels in each of the Drop Points through reports and feedback from the field with the aim of ensuring consistent Availability of products all through the Sales Season.

    Special Skills & Key Behavioral Competences

    •     Track record of success in sales
    •     Traveler
    •     Resourceful
    •     Inter personal relationship skills
    •     Analytical
    •     Integrity: Being honest and ethical
    •     Leadership: Willingness to lead, take charge and offer opinions and direction

    Courses/Qualification:

    • BSc in any Discipline with interest in Logistics and Warehouse Management

    Relevant Experience: 

    • Minimum of 5 years

    Required Age:

    • 30 - 35 years

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    Trade Marketing Manager

     

    Job Description:
    The Trade Marketing Manager, is responsible for developing and coordinating all activities aimed at Customer Acquisition, Development and Retention in line with the company’s Sales & Distribution Strategy. He is responsible for designing and coordinating the execution of tactical programs aimed at ensuring effective demand, merchandizing, and impactful display of all the company's brands in the Trade Channels across Nigeria.

    Primary Responsibilities

    •     Co-ordinate the management of wide range of brand portfolio to deliver on market positioning and leadership
    •     Conduct market research and optimize opportunities
    •     Champion products developments/launches market research, revenue & expenditure
    •     Develop and co-ordinate New Customers’ acquisition and retention strategies
    •     Delivering Customer Loyalty Scheme

    Special Skills & Key Behavioral Competences

    •     Leadership
    •     Track record in customer management
    •     Analytical
    •     Initiative
    •     Inter personal relationship skills

    Courses/Qualification:

    • BSc in any Discipline with interest in Customer Service

    Relevant Experience:

    • Minimum of 5 years

    Required Age: 

    • 30 – 35 years

    Method of Application

    Qualified candidates should mail in their Curriculum Vitae and brief profile electronically (in excel format below) to: job@saroafrica.com.ng

    Excel Format
    Surname| First Name | DOB | Gender| Years of Experience | Institution | Grade | Course | Year of Graduation | Professional Qualification | Job experience (please state your last 3 recent job) | Phone No | E-mail address

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