Product Development Officer/Trial Specialist – Agri Inputs at Rose Avenue Group – May 2024

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Product Development Officer/Trial Specialist – Agri Inputs

A leading group in the Agricultural Industry, focused on life, sustainability and science, is seeking to hire a Product Development Officer

Job Responsibilities:

  • Interacts with the company’s sales management team, technicians and salespeople to develop, schedule and report status of projects.
  • Maintains contact with numerous industry personnel including growers, supplier salespersons, product technicians, customers and end users/buyers to identify new products or market needs.
  • Plans, coordinates and implements trial plan for assigned products, crops in assigned territory.
  • Visits trials, demo plots and identifies products to pursue, target, and market.
  • Identifies products to market.
  • Assists with trials at Multi location, multi season as needed.
  • Provides technical data including cultural and use recommendations on new products.
  • Identifies market segments with sales growth potential and recommend strategies for growth.
  • Coordinates and follows up on sales team trial efforts to ensure proper reporting and to assist sales team with trial evaluation as needed.
  • Supports downstream marketing initiatives in conjunction with the company’s marketing programs.
  • Assists in collecting information to resolve product performance complaints.
  • Collecting data on the competition varieties in the market, their traits and positioning.
  • Prepares comprehensive reports on trial performance.
  • Conducts training of the customers on usage and benefits of the products.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture (advantage to Master’s Degree)
  • Minimum 2 years experience in the export farms with trials and report writing experience, preferably in the flower industry.
  • A valid Driving licence (a prerequisite).
  • Flexible to travel and stay out (sometimes up to 4 days).
  • Good understanding of plant nutrition.
  • Good understanding of plant protection.

Submit Your Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Rose Avenue Group on www.racg.co.ke to apply