Technical Field Expert – Training

  • Full Time
  • Zambia
ROLE PURPOSE

  • Timely and effective planning, execution, analysis and reporting of trials to achieve registrations for key products which will contribute to the future profitability and growth of the business.
  • Execute product demonstration trials to support the Marketing and Sales strategy, New Product Introductions (NPI’s) and sales promotion trials.
  • Build and strengthen relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Successful trials (All types): Strive to achieve a 100% success rate of allocated trials in terms of quality and on-time delivery.
  • Proactive  participation in and contribution to protocol management
  • Timeous trial planning and execution.
  • Manage all agronomical aspects of the demonstration trials from E2E.
  • Arrange demonstration trial visits with FTE and as agreed with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Arrange demonstration days to train internal and external stakeholders.
  • Reporting of trial results in systems (ARM) or as required. Also observations/results not specified in the protocol.
  • Identification of problems, opportunities and threats.
  • Technical assistance to sales and marketing.
  • Validates results and give recommendations / insights on performance of tested products and solutions at single trial level
  • Follow-up of external trials and on the ground interaction with 3rd parties.
  • Equipment and store maintenance.
  • Establish good relationships with all internal and external stakeholders, e.g. Distributers, agents, growers, Industry related organisations, etc.
  • Keep abreast of market, trade and competitor activities in order to adapt to changing environments.
  • Arrange demonstration days to train internal and external stakeholders.
  • Field scientist can also have an expert responsibility within cluster or country, which creates the following additional accountabilities:
  • Owner of technical expertise per product and crop
  • Drive standardization and transformation of ways of working
  • Spread expertise through training and sharing of best practices
  • Ensure that all operations under direct control comply with Syngenta Health, Safety & Environmental policies and guidelines as well as any other relevant Syngenta or statutory policies Report HSE observations and near misses together with Status reports
Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Critical Knowledge

  • Product development procedures
  • Good knowledge of products, diseases, pests, nematodes, weeds and crops.
  • Good knowledge of agricultural practices and crop protection

Critical Skills

  • Identify opportunities, recognize threats and to be pro-active (problem identification and solving)
  • Work independently
  • Innovative mindset
  • Results driven
  • Communication in English and Afrikaans with stakeholders.
  • Application and evaluation methodology
  • Report writing and interpretation
  • Planning and organizing
  • Presentations – Formal and field (English and Afrikaans)
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Ability to initiate first contacts
  • Strong networking and relationship-building skills
  • Self-starter.

Experience

  • B.Sc. Degree in Agriculture with majors in plant pathology or entomology or agronomy, preferably with 2 years product development experience or a Diploma in Agriculture with 5 years related experience.

5. CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS AND  KEY CHALLENGES

  • Ability to deliver outputs working across a complex range of interfaces
  • Ability to maintain standards and technical integrity
  • Engage and collaborating with stakeholders to support Syngenta sales.
  • Key  Relationships
  • Product Biologists (PBs)
  • Farmers and supervisors
  • Trialing environment – Field Scientists
  • Sales managers
  • Distribution channel

To apply for this job please visit syngentacrop.taleo.net.

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