Agriculture Chief Sales and Marketing Manager

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Job Title:Chief Sales and Marketing Manager (agriculture)
Job Location: Vijayawada
Company:Andhra Pradesh Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (ap-serp), Hyderabad
Last Date: 9 oct 2015

1) Bachelor’s degree is required;
2) Masters in Agriculture/ Business Administration shall be preferred.
8 - 12 years
1) Minimum eight years of direct sales and marketing experience in vegetables and/or other agriculture commodities in Andhra Pradesh (at District and State level)
2) Experience in managing sales and marketing of Producer Group/ Agriculture Cooperative products;
3) Experience of working in the agriculture industry.
1) Ability to work with teams without direct authority;
2) Demonstrated self-motivation, initiative, assertiveness, and results orientation;
3) Ability to communicate effectively and manage relations with market players of all scope and size (National, State, Local);
4) Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
5) Basic computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office);
6) Knowledge and experience in general agronomics shall be preferred;
7) Willingness to travel and live/work in a rural environment is a must;
8) Willingness to relocate to Hyderabad/ Vijaywada;
9) Excellent communication skills including proficiency in speaking Telugu.
Reporting to the Director Livelihoods (Farm), the C hief Sales and Marketing Manager (Agriculture) shall be directly responsible for achieving sales targets of all Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) across the State of Andhra Pradesh under Andhra Pradesh Rural Inclusive Growth Project (APRIGP).
1) Ensure achievement of monthly, quarterly and yearly sales targets planned for all FPO s with the primary objective of maximizing price realization at farmer-level;
2) Develop protocols for aggregation, quality control;
3) Develop protocols for export markets for bringing export orientation in FPO s;
4) Establishment of collection centers, aggregation centers;
5) Create brand for the pesticide free and organic products;
6) Capacity building of FPO staff, FPO leaders and Velugu staff on basic skills of marketing
7) Develop capacity building materials Videos and text which can be used by community;
8) Explore potential buyers and build strong, long term relationships with relevant market-players at all levels (Mandal, District, State and National);
How To Apply:
Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply with a cover letter that highlights their motivation to apply and suitability for the position, their updated resume and three references, to, by or before October 9, 2015.

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