May 25, 2023
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Our client a chemical company based in Nairobi’s Industrial Area dealing in manufacturing and distribution of a wide range of specialty agricultural chemicals is looking to hire a marketing officer.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accomplishes marketing and sales human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Achieves marketing and sales operational objectives by contributing marketing and sales information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements; implementing change.
  • Meets marketing and sales financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Determines annual and gross-profit plans by forecasting and developing annual sales quotas for regions; projecting expected sales volume and profit for existing and new products; analyzing trends and results; establishing pricing strategies; recommending selling prices; monitoring costs, competition, supply, and demand.
  • Accomplishes marketing and sales objectives by planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating advertising, merchandising, and trade promotion programs; developing field sales action plans.
  • Identifies marketing opportunities by identifying consumer requirements; defining market, competitor’s share, and competitor’s strengths and weaknesses; forecasting projected business; establishing targeted market share.
  • Improves product marketability and profitability by researching, identifying, and capitalizing on market opportunities; improving product packaging; coordinating new product development.
  • Sustains rapport with key accounts by making periodic visits; exploring specific needs; anticipating new opportunities.
  • Provides information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Accomplishes marketing and organization mission by completing related results as needed.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Diploma or Degree in Agriculture, Business, Sales and Marketing
  • Minimum of 5 years in Marketing or Sales Management in an agrochemical company or non-FMCG sector
  • Preferably aged above 35 years
  • MUST have a valid Driving License (Class BCE) and capable of driving a manual car
  • Good understanding of the agriculture sector and willing to travel 80% of the time
  • Fluent communication in English and Kiswahili
  • Experience in Selling farm chemicals or non-FMCG products to the agriculture sector
  • Ability to utilize CRM to manage team sales tasks, pipeline, and closing.

How to apply

Interested Candidates should apply to attaching their updated CV.

Consider your application unsuccessful if you do not hear from us within a month’s time.

All applications will be given due considerations based on MERIT.