Technical Manager - 7646

   
Stellenbosch  

Applications: recruitment@hopcal.co.za


Our client is a business-to-business organization that acts as a facilitator of intellectual property, people, systems and horticultural expertise and technology that enables the development, cultivation and marketing of new premium quality citrus varieties. They require the services of a technically skilled and business-minded individual to join their team. 

Key Performance Areas: 

  • Key accounts Management (KAM)
    • Maintain communications with existing clients in existing geographical areas and on existing varietals
    • Managing trials in existing test orchards in geographical areas and monitoring performance thereof.
    • Handling of all plant material movement and roll out to new and existing clients and nurseries in all new and existing geographical areas.
    • Research & Development to create new technology
    • Technical advice to company growers 
  • Servicing new clients
    • Work with Sales Manager to roll out variety testing world wide geographic areas with existing and new prospective clients
    • Establishing new test orchards in new and existing geographical areas and monitoring performance thereof

 Reporting

    • Report on all world-wide geographical area plant movement and handling of plant material.
    • Report on all trials, evaluation, visits & highlight findings

 

Minimum requirements: 

  • Sc. Agric in Horticulture (an M.Sc. Agric in Horticulture (concentrating on fruticulture) would be advantageous), or Agricultural economics, or similar qualifications would be advantageous
  • Experience in the fruit industries preferably in citrus
  • Spanish speaking or willingness to learn Spanish
  • Excellent people communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Sound communication and presentation skills
  • Comfortable with public speaking and presentations
  • Negotiating, relationship building and networking skills will be advantageous
  • Strong computer literacy (MS Office package) and advanced Excel
  • Must be self-motivated, innovative and self-driven
  • Regular international travel is a key requirement of this position

  

Please ENSURE that your application includes the following:

  • a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (MS Word format), inclusive of contact and email information
  • a covering letter motivating the application
  • an indication of current and expected remuneration
  • availability
  • contactable referees

 

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please accept that your application was not successful. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

  Applications: recruitment@hopcal.co.za