Technical Services Manager - Agricultural Solutions - Southern Africa


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JOB CONDITIONS


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We are the world's leading chemical company because we offer intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We link and develop people with diverse talents all over the world. For you, this means a variety of ways to advance. Not only your performance, but also your personality matter to us. At BASF, careers develop from opportunities.

BASF’s regional division EMEA Europe, Middle East, Emerging Europe and Africa. BASF operates in more than 50 countries in the region. For BASF the EMEA region is our most important market.

 

 

What you can expect

 

 

Responsible for providing technical platforms that support business growth and continuity in Southern Africa. Establishing and maintaining the necessary licenses to sell and taking the lead in all local product stewardship topics. Jointly working with Sales and Marketing to increase net income via key operating objectives of increasing sales, reducing liability costs and maintaining the technical integrity of product positions. Duties will include the following:

 

 

  •     Define, implement and maintain a minimum technical standard for all sales team members

  •     Pro-actively seek out and contribute to opportunities that increase the positive brand awareness of BASF and its products - Ensure BASF’s active participation in Crop Life and similar Associations in Southern Africa

  •     Accurately budget for, allocate and manage all technical and regulatory resources, in collaboration with the HO Regulatory and Technical Services – AP East and Southern Africa

  •     Provide technical training and general technical support to BASF staff, distributors and farmers in the Southern Africa

  •     Maintain and develop customer relationships and actively develop successful business opportunities in the Southern Africa region whilst staying abreast of changes in and/or new development in product demand in this region.

  •     Maximize market coverage and profitability in defined strategic segments, whilst keeping costs to a minimum, through the consistent optimization, availability (ready to sell) and segmentation of the product and service portfolio

  •     Maintain and communicate, with strict internal confidentiality, up to date registration records, in collaboration with the HO Regulatory and Technical Services – AP East  and Southern Africa

 

 

What we expect

 

 

  •     Bachelors degree in Agriculture

  •     5 years experience in the agriculture industry, regulatory and crop protection products

  •     Knowledge of the Southern Africa countries crop and non-crop markets

  •     Work experience in sales and marketing

 

 

We offer

 

 

 

 

Responsibility from day one in a challenging work environment and on-the-job training as part of a committed team. Competitive compensation including attractive benefits as well as excellent career opportunities in an international company.

 

 

 

 

Closing date for applications: 26 January 2021

 

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Lusaka, 09, ZM

5078-BASF Zambia Limited
Production, Maintenance & Technical Services
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