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Technology Development Representative

Apply Later Req ID 01UUN Date posted 11/28/2018

Main purpose of the job:
Technology Development Representative, Russia is an intermediary contributor between R&D and Sales – Marketing in bottom up and top down product and solution development accordingly to the market targets for achieving advanced corporate business results in Russia.

Key responsibilities

  • Alignment to the relevant commercial strategy.
  • Identification of potential products arriving from R&D targeting the local customer needs with appropriate. solutions in co-operation with marketing and sales department.
  • Intensive communication and exchange of information with R&D, Marketing and Sales.
  • Building and maintaining good key account level relationship with distributors.
  • Building and maintaining good relationship with grower contributors.
  • Knowing the input materials from R&D.
  • Trial planning.
  • Trial plan alignment with Market Development Crop Leads.
  • Contribute to non-registered variety Import Permit preparation and submission.
  • Trial seed forecasting.
  • Trial contract preparation.
  • Trial design and set up.
  • Trial follow up.
  • Trial data record, process and evaluation
  • Communicate trial strategy and plan to distributors. Co-ordinate trial execution and evaluation with distributors.
  • Active contribution in Advancement Team’s work and proposals for variety advancements.
  • Support of New Variety Introduction and Market Extension activities (seed distribution, trial summary preparation, providing input for value added calculation, proposals for positioning, contribute to sales toolkit preparation, co-operate in registration related actions).
  • Facilitate direct demand generation activities and demand generation via distributor like customer visits, field days, events, marketing tools, etc.
  • Contribution in internal and distributor trainings, knowledge exchange.
  • Technical support in complaint handling.
  • Contribution in collecting market and competitor data
  • Use of adequate digital tools.
Education: BSc or MSc or equivalent in Agronomy or Horticulture
Work Experience: Work experience in vegetable or agricultural industry is preferred
Special Skills:
  • Dynamic and enthusiastic person
  • Able to work in a team within the department and cross-functionally as well
  • Proactivity in task definition
  • Solution orientation
  • Strong in planning, time management and prioritization
  • Good data analytic skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible approach to travel frequently inland and abroad as well
  • Knowledge in tomato or cucumber (cabbage, onion) crop will be appreciated
  • Medium level in use of MS Office
  • Driving license (B – Motor vehicles)
Languages: Native speaker in Russian and fluency in English (CEFR: B - Independent user)
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