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August 4, 2012

Career Opportunities at a Multi – National Company (9 Positions)

We are a Multinational Company operating in the Agribusiness industry.
We are looking for self-driven, confident individuals to fill the following vacant positions:

1. Regulatory Manager – Kenya 

1 Position

Role purpose
  • Obtain, extend and maintain the license to operate- (registrations) for the company in the Commercial Unit to specifications, on time and in line with the business strategy.
Job Profile & Accountabilities
  • Coordinate, plan & report on all regulatory activities including regulatory trials and product registration renewals in a timely manner. Align the plans with commercial plans and priorities while acting as advisor to the business on fit of new projects with regulatory requirements and trends.
  • Compile the necessary regulatory dossiers, information, data that meets PCPB, KEPHIS requirements to support product registrations, renewals and extension Manage and lead in product stewardship in both Crop Protection and Seeds and take ownership in providing current on time information to the team.
  • Ensure product write up (labels, pamphlets, postersetc.) meet Kenyan and company set standards.
  • Cultivate and maintain good relationships with local regulatory authorities, government agencies, local industry associations, and stakeholders for registration processes and legislations.
  • Develop and interact with an external network of key influencers to support the business Regulatory, certification and marketing bodies.
  • Proactively provide Stewardship and regulatory support in case of questions, problems and legislation issues (MRLs, GLOBAL GAP).
  • Ensure cross-functional cooperation within the Kenya business and regional teams, Link to European & Global Regulatory teams.
Critical Knowledge& Experience
  • Degree in Agriculture or relevant technical qualification.
  • Good knowledge of regulatory requirements and trends in Kenya.
  • Direct experience in regulatory affairs gained through 2 or more years will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated strengths in communication, self-organization and problem solving.
  • Developed negotiation/influencing skills across different cultures.
  • Good level of business understanding & competence including Commercial exposure.
  • Drive for results
Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities
  • Excellent team working, project management and interpersonal skills.
  • Works with minimal supervision; consults & updates superiors on key decisions and issues.
  • Attention to details and ability to complete and deliver tasks on time.
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking with planning and implementation ability.
2. Field Supervisor 
2 Positions
 
Role purpose
  • To define and lead the agreed company market offers and deliver according to business targets through the effective management and supervision offield teams, farmers and retailers with an aim to ensure effective ‘push-pull’ balance.
Job Profile & Accountabilities
  • Develop and implement agreed sales plans, targets and budgets in accordance with the country strategy and objectives.
  • Brand ambassador at the farm gate and ensure growers understanding are enhanced and work closely with technical and commercial teams to ensure appropriate customer touch and appropriate services are defined and delivered while achieving the desired positioning.
  • Keep abreast with market trends, pricing and competition activities, giving regular information as changes come.
  • Provide the grower with advice on the safe use & handling of pesticides, while providing accurate & appropriate recommendations in an ethical manner to farmers, to help them achieve best return on investment.
  • Manage and update of growers, influencers & channel information and regular provision to Marketing Services and regular feedback of sales strategy progress and adaptation to environment.
Critical Knowledge& Experience
  • Degree in Agriculture or in an agricultural related field with 3 years field experience will be an added advantage.
  • Sound technical knowledge in agronomy and seeds.
  • Good understanding of local agricultural practices and sales environment In-depth understanding of the vegetable seeds landscape in Kenya.
  • Exhibit a deep understanding of Small scale farmers and groups networking trends in Kenya.
Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities
  • Negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Effective writing, oral and presentation skills.
  • Team work, interpersonal skills, credibility and confidence in dealing with all levels of team members.
  • Reporting Skills: information and market intelligence and alignment to strategy
  • Strategic thinking and innovation.
  • Self-motivation (minimum supervision) and drive for results.
3. Field Promoters
6 Positions

Role purpose
  • To promote the company’s offer in specified key areas & locations within Kenya; carry out crop demonstrations and farmer trainings; and product promotional campaigns to optimise sales in the area.
Job Profile
  • Implement agreed demonstration / farmer training/promotion plans within specified timeframe.
  • Operate effectively with minimum supervision.
  • Provide accurate & appropriate recommendations in an ethical manner, in order that the growers achieve best return on investment.
  • Provide the grower & stockist with advice on the benefits, safe use & handling of company product offers
  • Ensure key information about growers, stockists is collected and provided.
  • Provide regular feedback on progress and success of demonstrations,trainings;propose any changes that suit the promotion environment at any one period.
  • Defend and promote the image of the company including representing the company in a professional and competent manner.
Critical Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • An agricultural related Degree/diploma/or agricultural based certificate accompanied with over 2 years hands on experience.
  • Must be a mobilizer with ability to organise and carry out demos.
  • Must be profficient in English & Kiswahili langauges.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Good presentation skills for group sessions.
Applications, attaching CV’s,copies of certificates and testimonials to be forwarded not later than 17th August 2012 to:
The Advertiser
DNA Voucher No.1349
Nation Media Group
P.O.Box 49010-00100,
Nairobi

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