Head of Marketing

Saro Agro Sciences Limited

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Saro Agro Sciences Limited is the leader in the Nigerian Crop Protection Industry. We are a wholly indigenous company, committed to the provision of dependable solutions to crop production problems in a distinctive, rewarding and responsible way. We have our Head Office located in Ibadan and offices across Nigeria as well as in the West and Central African countries.

Job Summary

  • The Head of Marketing role is designed to deliver the above top objectives with a strategic emphasis fashioned to deliver an enhance relationships with refreshed approach and management models
  • The role will assume a strong leadership role with multi-functional teams including direct reports.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide information about the products (4Ps).
  • Gather and analyse market information.
  • Conduct market research.
  • Develop and implement product plan and marketing strategy.
  • Defines and creates added value for the organisation.
  • Coordinate project development.
  • Extension and content building.
  • Lead all areas of content generation and production across all media platforms.
  • Innovation in service and products
  • Ensure brand messages are consistent.
  • Nurture and enrich all external perceptions of the company and growth of market share.
  • Engage consumers on social media.
  • Collaborate with the sales and technical team to develop strategic partnership activities and implement the execution framework and strategic plan on identified opportunities.
  • Develop and lead a marketing team that will develop and execute new concepts, business models, channels and partners to position business as innovator and leader.
  • Communicate with various media buyers, advertising agencies, printers and other services to help marketing projects come to fruition.
  • Planning and implementing promotional campaigns.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • FMCG marketing background with sound knowledge of industry dynamics.
  • Proven leadership of a marketing team.
  • Understanding of agriculture will be an added advantage.
  • Should be open-minded.
  • Should have high analytical skills.
  • Should have the ability to project into the future.
  • Passionate and Result oriented.
  • Very articulate.
  • Understand the data, and how to present it.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Must be a trend-setter: must keep up to date and have the desire to know more.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must have strong business acumen.
  • Must be a vision creator.
  • Ability to Identify New Business Opportunities and define investment priorities.
  • Must have experience creating marketing plans from scratch.
  • Must have extensive experience of experiential strategy development and implementation working with 3rd party agencies.
  • Must be proven in a multi-channel marketing campaign role.
  • Extensive customer and field experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to both technical and business level audiences in a compelling manner.

Job Requirement:

  • Minimum of a Second Class Upper in a University Degree in any of the Social Sciences, Marketing/Business, Mass Communication, Public Relations or other related disciplines.
  • Proven and strong Marketing experience (5 years+)
  • Can demonstrate excellent Commercial judgment & acumen.
  • Understands customers and the selling process.
  • Is experienced in managing key stakeholders.
  • Required Age: 27 - 36 years

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Saro Agro Sciences Limited

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)




Marketing / Advertising / Communications

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years