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May 31, 2017

KFA Sales Agronomist Job in Eldoret Town, Kenya

Kenya Farmers Association (KFA) is a farmers’ welfare and rights organization formed for the sole purpose of advancing farmers’ interests and providing a body to lobby and create awareness about the challenges facing farmers in Kenya with a focus on solutions to such challenges. 

The association was established in 1923 by white settler farmers but with time became solely an association composed of indigenous Kenyan farmers.
The Association wishes to recruit a highly competent, passionate, dedicated and self-driven individual to fill the following position:

Job Title: Sales Agronomist
Job Ref. No: KFA-HR/SAJ-817/721

Work Station Base: KFA Bulk Fertilizer Depot, Viwandani Godowns - Eldoret Town

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • To identify and follow-up on various Sales leads.
  • To plan, implement, monitor and report on sales leads on agricultural products with corporate farmers across the Rift Valley, Mt. Kenya and Western regions of Kenya.
  • To represent the company to prospective customers in a professional and confident manner.
  • To ensure successful completion of agri-product sales leads with little-to-no supervision from managers.
  • To record all activities in the Internal Sales Management Systems.
  • Ensure accuracy of information provided, updating and monitoring of information from system input to completion of the order delivery.
  • To resolve customer complaints by investigating the problem, developing solutions, preparing reports and making recommendations to management as necessary.
  • To prepare reports and ‘Manage Up’ to Sales and Executive Teams.
  • To keeps supervisors well informed by submitting activity and results reports, such as daily visit reports, weekly work plans, and monthly reports via cloud-based CRM tools.
  • To contribute to team effort by accomplishing related activities as needed.
  • To perform Sales Support activities.
  • To monitor competition by gathering current marketplace information on pricing, products, new products, delivery schedules, merchandising techniques, etc
  • To maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending trade conferences and workshops; reviewing professional publications and establishing personal networks as appropriate.
  • To recommend changes in products, service, and policy by evaluating results and competitive developments within the market.
  • Diploma or Bachelors Degree in Agronomy-related courses
  • Atleast 1 year experience in agronomy and/or sales relationship management
  • Individual must have experience (preferred) or passion for agriculture
  • Demonstrated comfort in the agricultural sector (including IPM protocols and farming improvement techniques) required
  • Background of commercial farming strongly favored
  • Strong advantage to those with prior experience in Kenya’s maize-belt sector
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Must have the ability to handle pressure and be self-motivated
  • Individual must have high integrity and desire to produce results
  • Preference for valid driver’s license and demonstrate ability as a responsible driver
  • Experience with Rift Valley, Western and Mt. Kenya region cities/roads a plus
  • Strong with numbers and comfortable with use of various technology tools such as cloud-based applications
  • Ability to complete basic mathematical equations quickly and confidently
  • Comfort with computers and software including Microsoft Excel and CRM tool.
Terms of Offer: An attractive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the right candidate. 

Candidate should plan to spend a majority of their time travelling around the Rift Valley, Mt. Kenya and Western regions collaborating activities with the rest of the sales team. 

Expect atleast 75% or more of the time to be spent on travel and less than 25% indoors in the office.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should adhere to the following application procedures:-

Download and print the KFA HR Application Form (Click Here to Download the KFA HR Application Form), Fill it out, scan and attach it along with your current Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Academic Certificates and send the email with the SUBJECT LINE being the JOB TITLE and JOB REF. NO. to [email protected]

Please note that any application submited without the KFA HR Application Form attached shall be automatically disqualified.

Application Deadline:

All aplications MUST reach us not later than Monday, 12th June 2017 at 4.30 pm. Applications submited after this deadline shall be automatically rejected.

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