Seed Business Officer

Job Id:  9315
City: 

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Department:  Commercial & Marketing
Function:  Sales
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level
Description: 

UPL Limited (NSE: UPL & BSE: 512070, LSE: UPLL) is a global provider of sustainable agriculture products and solutions, with annual revenue exceeding $6bn. We are a purpose-led company. Through OpenAg®, UPL is focused on accelerating progress for the food system. We are building a network that is reimagining sustainability, redefining the way an entire industry thinks and works – open to fresh ideas, innovation, and new answers as we strive towards our mission to make every single food product more sustainable. As one of the largest agriculture solutions companies worldwide, our robust portfolio consists of biologicals and traditional crop protection solutions with more than 14,000 registrations. We are present in more than 130 countries, represented by more than 10,000 colleagues globally. For more information about our integrated portfolio of solutions across the food value chain including seeds, post-harvest, as well as physical and digital services, please visit upl-ltd.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Reporting to the Sales and Commercial Manager, you will be responsible for:

 

  • Develop sales of our range of vegetable and cereal seeds
  • Develop and expand the NGO and institutional customer segment through integrated projects/programs in the farming environment.
  • Coordinate the launch of new seeds.
  • Set up and monitor demonstration plots and organize field days.
  • Play an active role in defining the long-term strategy for the seed range.
  • Set up and monitor competitive intelligence.

 

Job profile

  • 5 years ‘higher education in agronomy/agriculture with at least 3 years’ experience.
  • You have a good knowledge of the agricultural environment in Ghana.
  • You have a good command of the technical itineraries of seed market in Ghana.
  • You have a good command of Microsoft office suits (Excel, word, PPT)
  • You have proven commercial skills

Performance criteria

  • Fulfil the tasks correctly
  • Reach the expected results on time
  • Good knowledge of the technical aspects of seed market and food crops, both on the farm and in industry. ·
  • Knowledge of seed regulatory process · Hold a category B driving license and have driving experience

Behavioral competences

  •  Be assiduous in your work.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Good sense of organization and priorities
  • Be proactive
  • Ability to work as part of a team

 

We are one team, for maximum impact. One team with shared goals. We all play for the team and no one plays against the team. We have a laser-like focus on what our customers need and want, on anticipating their future needs and on how we can create innovative solutions and experiences for them.

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