Technical Manager (Fruit) - Negotiable

Wednesday, 17 July, 2019
Anna-Mart le Roux     0834142492
Overberg  

Kromco (Pty) Ltd, one of the major role players in the pome fruit industry and situated in Grabouw, is seeking to recruit a dynamic, energetic Technical Manager to join their management team. The incumbent will provide a high-level customer-focused technical service through technical product support, to Kromco and their growers.

 The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, Crop Science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience (Master’s Degree will be an advantageous).
  • At least 5 years relevant technical experience, preferably in an agricultural industry.
  • A strong understanding of agronomic topics such as soil, plant nutrition, irrigation, crop management and pest and disease control.
  • Results-driven and customer focused.
  • A proven track record of building successful, professional relationships - including the ability to interact with customers/producers as well as colleagues.
  • A high degree of independence, professional judgement in problem solving, researching solutions, and decision making.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks; excellent time management, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with other team members and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to exercise good judgement in recognizing scope of authority.
  • Proven ability to work independently.
  • Be able to demonstrate professional and ethical business practices, adherence to company values, and a commitment to personal and professional development.

Duties will include but will not be limited to:

  • Responsible for providing product support and technical assistance to both global and local customers.
  • Support new and existing licensees with technical product support and facilitating plant orders as required.
  • Provide feedback and timely intel to management regarding the state of the industry and the competition.
  • As a member of the Marketing Team, provide support and input on horticultural and commercial issues of interest to the group.
  • Responsible for reporting field observations on variety and selection performance to the management team.
  • Represent the company as an attendee and occasionally as a presenter at regional meetings, trade shows, and industry events.
  • Plan and implement educational seminars for growers and customers in the assigned region as needed.
  • Responsible for scheduling and managing existing and prospective customer visits to nursery locations, and to farm operations.
  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned.

Closing date for applications is 29 July 2019.

Please email applications to: apply@helderbergpersonnel.co.za