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Position:
 

Technical Assistant

 
Location:
 

KwaZulu-Natal

 
Job Description :
 

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An innovative and passionate, sustainable agricultural business has an exciting new role available for a Technical Assistant.

Providing quality products and the support and knowledge to use them correctly, the company is a member of the South African Bioproducts Organisation. Their range encompasses BioInoculants, BioStimulants and other similar biological agricultural and garden solutions.

The business employs a strong technical team and services both local and rest of Africa markets. Based at Head Office, just outside of Pietermaritzburg, the Technical Assistant will join the technical solutions team with a focus on new product registrations and current product registration extensions.

General duties will include:

  • Understanding all products registrations and taking responsibility for the product registration process;
  • Forming sound relationships with the DAFF, Registrar, SABO and other stakeholders;
  • Effective communication with authorities and compliance bodies;
  • Developing a thorough understanding of product compliance and registrations;
  • Trial planning, protocols and assisting with product development, formulation and application rates;
  • Compilation of research documents and writing of research reports;
  • Liaison and information sharing around product registrations and technical solutions for various markets and crops;
  • Provision of relevant information to assist with necessary formulation of market communication;
  • Statistical analysis and reviews of data as well as associated administrative tasks such as data capture and record keeping.

Requirements:

  • A relevant, degree-level qualification (agriculture/ biological sciences, post-grad preferred);
  • Prior exposure to work in the product development and regulatory affairs sector;
  • Solid foundational knowledge of soil science, microbiology, entomology, crop health and crop protection with field trial experience;
  • Excellent technical knowledge of agricultural and garden products, preferably in the biologicals arena;
  • A good understanding of Act 36 and the legal regulations surround product formulation and registration;
  • Proven statistical analysis and data capture experience;
  • Exceptional technical communication ability- verbal and written;
  • Above-average ability to foster successful relationships with stakeholders;
  • An energetic and confident approach, able to multi-task and pay attention to detail whilst employing rational thought processes;
  • Computer literacy and a valid driver's license (code B/08)
  • Willing and able to travel if required.
   
 
Salary Details:

A market-related salary package will be offered and will depend on the incumbents level of qualification and experience. 

 
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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