Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Job Adverts in Lagos

Syngenta is an international agribusiness company and one of the world’s leading seeds and crop protection Chemicals Company.  To meet the demand for expansion the company is seeking for qualified candidates to fill the existing vacant positions;
Rice / Vegetables Technical Crop Experts
Kwara and Nasarawa States for Rice, Kano State for Vegetables
The Rice /Vegetable Technical Crop Expert will drive awareness and acceptance of crop offers by collaborating with key stakeholders in local markets. The Expert will build crop expertise in the organisation by leveraging on market knowledge.

Organise field trial demonstration sites and liaise with growers in support of the local commercial units (sales team)
Monitor the performance and relationships with suppliers to ensure compliance with business standards
Provide/validate/evaluate technical elements of crop and brand strategies at commercial unit crop level (technical assumptions, technical stories including competitors)
Understand and interface with the various organisations that contribute to variety research and development, agronomics, sustainability, finished product quality, rice utilization/ production.
Identify potential solutions to address grower needs and support new product launches via participation in trials and training.
Set up, follow up, consolidate and analyse trials and trial results for the commercial unit down to territory  level to  build deep understanding of  solutions, to sharpen their positioning and maximize the impact of product launches
Support collaboration with local influencers
Develop process improvement initiatives to optimise efficiency of existing and new recipe/products without risk to product conformance or established specifications.
Develop and deliver technical training and guidance as required.
Training in technical elements of Seeds / CP for sales teams

Job requirements:
First Degree in food science & technology with agronomy background or any relevant field of study – Rice agronomy expertise is required
At least 8 years relevant experience of which 3 years should be in a technical role (e. g. Technical Support Manager, Product Evaluator, Technical Advisor or Technical Service or Product Manager in the agri-business sector)
Crop management knowledge with field experience
Deep and broad agronomy, crop and product knowledge
Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks and meet deadlines
Good communication (written and verbal) skills and excellent command of the English language
Good interpersonal skills
Must have ability to learn to operate any of the process equipment, as well as understand process and product testing requirements.
Ability to work under pressure.
Safety conscious, quality conscious and excellent work ethics
Strong computer skills
Willingness to travel as necessary to execute projects.

Country Business Manager
Lagos State
The position holder will regularly execute sales campaigns with the aim of achieving agreed sales targets. He/she will assume external relationship responsibilities while leading and representing the business and staff with the aim of achieving profitable growth to making the business number one in the industry.

Ensure appropriate customer segmentation exists and appropriate offers are defined and delivered.
Act as an active member of the sales community and contribute to the optimisation and selective alignment of commercial policies and price structure across borders.
Ensure that all relevant processes and policies are well understood and implemented by the country team and, where necessary, by customers.
Ensure compliance with HSE requirements, local legislation and competition law.
Actively develop relationships with outside bodies that have major influence on the business of the company e.g external markets for products, international marketing boards etc.
Contribute to the Go to Market and Channel strategies.
Develop field force effectiveness measures based on standard indicators.
Define sales targets based on current strategy and business plans.
Develop zone plans and Key Account plans, including channels, influencers and other demand creators.
Measure field force performance and develop corrective/improvement actions.
Put in place the necessary activities to ensure business continuity during the transition.
Support the integration of the CP and SE field forces, including the definition of new processes/ways of working, driving appointment process and fostering mind-set change.
Work with colleagues within the Territory, in other Territories, in the crop groups and global functions to develop effective governance and ways of working at the critical interfaces.

Job Requirements:
A degree in Business Administration, Marketing and any Management related course. MBA degree will be an added advantage
At least 10years Proven track record in business development/management or marketing with at least 5 years at management level
Proven leadership skills
Proven ability to understand customer needs, structure and business drivers
Sets ambitious strategic goals, analytical thinking and customer focus
Collaborates across boundaries, develops people, organisation and self
Applies effective grower, channel and influencer segmentation
Develops/delivers innovative, customer-driven offers
Develops/implements sound value and transactional pricing based on customer perceived value
Designs/optimizes effective field force strategy
Delivers distinctive value proposition to customer
Manages distribution channels effectively
Develops/executes campaign plans
Anticipates changes in the market and adjusts strategies accordingly
Impeccable negotiation, communication and presentation skills

Application and CV’s with the job title clearly indicated as the subject of the mail should be sent to; [email protected].  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, May17th, 2013


Saturday, March 16, 2013

Job opportunities, Abuja

Our client is a leading provider of industrial productivity solutions since more than a century. The products and services range from compressed air and gas equipment to construction and mining equipment and industrial tools and assembly systems.
The organisation is seeking for qualified candidates to fill existing vacant positions;

Job Location: Abuja

Business Development Manager (After Market Construction Equipment)
Develop service delivery standards based on customer requirements and identify key performance indicators by which the success of the “service development project” will be measured
Develop and implement marketing and sales strategies for the development and growth of new and existing aftermarket sales
Drive aftermarket sales to achieve full annual sales target in construction equipment aftermarket business.
Review existing customer base and proactively seek opportunities to develop business by introducing and selling the benefits of new and existing products and services
Develop a situation analysis of the company including its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to assist in the development of a strategic plan for the future of the business.
Attend workshops, trade shows, and seminars to keep up-to-date on changes in the industry
In conjunction with the Country Director, develop account plans to ensure profitable business growth

Educational Qualification
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline. A Masters degree in a relevant field is  an added advantage.

Knowledge, skill and experience
Minimum of 12 Years of relevant industry experience with at least 5 years in similar position is required.
Strong service and technical background
Customer management experience.
Strong negotiating and communication skills
Contract management

Sales Manager (Road Construction Equipment)
Identify new markets and business opportunities
Drive sales to achieve full annual sales target in road construction equipment business.
Act as a contact between the company and its existing and potential markets
Gather market and customer information
Work closely and communicate effectively with regional managers, engineers, inside sales people, and distributors
Willingness to make travels at company request
Negotiate the terms of an agreement and close sales
Make accurate, rapid cost calculations, and providing customers with quotations.

Educational Qualification
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline. A Masters degree in a relevant field is  an added advantage.

Knowledge, skill and experience
Direct Marketing & Selling of Engineering products preferred
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, confident, outgoing, sociable character
Must have managed road construction projects

Service Engineer

Promptly carry out servicing and maintenance on customer’s compressors
Diagnose mechanical and electrical faults on customer’s equipment
Train customers and service personnel as required, in the general operations of their machines
Where required, plan and organise daily and weekly visit schedules
Effectively promote company`s corporate image
Apply Health and Safety regulations on site
Maintain engineering practice standard at all times
Maintain test instruments to ensure they remain in good condition all the time
Pass on leads to help generate sales
Perform related duties as required
Educational Qualification
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree in Engineering or a related discipline. A Masters degree in a relevant field is  an added advantage.
Knowledge, skill and experience
A minimum 6 years` experience in technical/engineering/technical aftermarket service environment or related industry
A self-starter who  needs no supervision
A team player who can coordinate efforts to achieve results
Good understanding and use of company rules and policies that are applicable to the particular process
Technical knowledge of company’s products and their applications
Good communication skills especially in English language (written and spoken)
Computer literate with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office
Knowledge of safety practices
Hands on experience in a similar role
Excellent diagnostic skills
Knowledge of Maintenance and scheduling

Method of Application
Application and CV’s with the job title clearly indicated as the subject of the mail should be sent to; [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 18th, 2013


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