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  Business Development Manager - Eastern Cape
 
Position:
 

Business Development Manager

 
Location:
 

Eastern Cape

 
Job Description :
 

An exciting new challenge with a growing ag-tech imagery company has become available for the Eastern Cape region, to be based in or around Port Elizabeth.

This is an ideal role for a young and energetic candidate with an entrepreneurial spirit who has a passion for sales and agriculture and is able to work independently. The Business Development Manager will travel widely to service clients in the province and lead business development for the region, being the first line of client support on the ground.

The incumbent will be dealing with farmers, service providers and consultants in the agricultural field, with a focus mostly on tree crops. Responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying potential expansion opportunities, including the identification of core product partners (i.e. Farmers, Farming Groups and Farm Consultants);
  • Following-up and converting lead pipelines generated by the growth team in Cape Town;
  • Generating new leads by contacting farmers, agricultural consultants and service providers;
  • Identifying and attending farmers days in the region;
  • Expanding the partner base by signing up new exclusive service providers;
  • Assisting service provider partners in their sales processes by both offering support to the partners and taking part in select joint sales activities;
  • Providing after sales first line support;
  • Building the company image and presence in the Mpumalanga region.

Requirements:

  • A degree-level qualification in business, sales or a related field;
  • A proven sales track record with a confident and high energy approach;
  • A competitive nature with strong self-motivation;
  • Excellent people and relationship-building skills;
  • An agricultural background (crop farming knowledge);
  • Exposure to precision agriculture;
  • Tech-savvy with above-average computer literacy and a good mind for data and web-based software platforms;
  • Prior work with crop analytics and tree crops a bonus;
  • Willing to travel as required.
   
 
Salary Details:

A market-related basic salary plus strong commission incentive is offered.

 
Contact:

To be considered for this position please contact Kate Watts or email a completed CV to kwatts@agristaff.co.za. You are encouraged to complete our Registration Document if you are not currently registered.

 
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