Development Executive/Commercial Marketing Manager for Grain and Pulses (Maize,
Soybean, Sesame and Sorghum)
Grains International Limited is an innovative & Profitable Company in her
chosen Industries, enhancing Lives from Farms to Homes through her winning
Products & Services channeled through her extensive Rural & Urban Trade
Networks in Nigeria & Sub-Saharan Africa.
In Fort Grains, we are obliged to doing the right thing in the right and prescribed manner because of our strong belief that our business growth and expansion will be achieved and sustained when strong corporate governance and a culture of compliance exist.
To drive this objective, we are pleased to invite suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Business Development Executive/Commercial Marketing Manager for Grain and Pulses (Maize, Soybean, Sesame and Sorghum)
The Business Development Executives will be saddled with the responsibility of driving the commercialization and nationwide marketing plan for assigned targeted focus crop group (Grains & Pulses, Processing crops and others) consistent with the mid-long term business plans of Fort Grain Agribusiness as well as from a clear understanding of markets(consumer) unmet needs and dynamics.
To drive the marketing and commercialization plan for the targeted crop groups (grains and pulses, processing crops and others), come up with a plan that will deliver on financial parameters for new businesses in line with company’s strategic business direction.
Will undertake a review of targeted crop value chain adopting agreed methodology to identify unmet customer needs that value can be created and captured profitably sustainably
Prepare comprehensive, realistic action plans based on agreed project methodology for implementation within agreed expectations, timelines and budget and regular reporting/review on progress
Will be responsible for managing the assigned crop agribusiness budget, its prudent deployment and ensure that project objectives are achieved.
Will work and advise on effective strategies in determining consumer research objectives, initiating market research and integrating research findings to product plans.
Work with collaborators to enhance value creation and capture within and outside assigned focus crops.
Will provide support / assistance (mentoring) to assigned unit staffs working with him/her and other staffs of business development or collaborators.
Minimum of 5 years of experience as a Senior Marketing or Commercial Manager in profitable Grain Marketing
Minimum of 2:1 in Agriculture or similar field with additional background in finance, management is a pre-requisite.
Basic Agronomic knowledge and farming Practices of targeted crop (Practical knowledge a pre-requisite from production and processing aspect)
5-years of experience in each value chain and preferably from a Processing angle. (Specialist for Grain and Pulses, Specialist for Processing, Project Manager for Agric input/Fertilizer)
Relevant working experience occupying similar responsibility.
Presentation and communication skills
Analytical, Problem solving and numerical skills
Ability to travel on short notice