Business Development Officer

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka
  • Applications have closed


Vacancy title:

Business Development Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Business Management and Administration , Category: Management ]

Jobs at: Syngenta

Deadline of this Job:

Tuesday, February 20 2024

Duty Station:

Within Zambia , Lusaka, South – Central Africa

Syngenta jobs in Zambia


Job Description

Role purpose

  • To sell and promote Syngenta Vegetables Seeds to all assigned existing customer portfolios and prospective accounts in Zambia.


  • Support Technical Sales Representatives with customer and technical support
  • Identification and creation of new customers in the assigned area.
  • Tender application.
  • Coordinate and support with marketing across the country.
  • To sell and promote Syngenta Vegs Seeds to all assigned existing customer portfolios and prospective accounts like Young Plant Raisers.
  • Directly manage identified key Agro distributors, take orders and coordinate deliveries and payments.
  • Create demand by running demo trials and participate on field days/expositions, execute campaign plans agreed with Marketing Operation Lead.
  • Share demand plan/forecast with Operations team on a monthly basis.
  • Run a certain amount of screening trials in EZ capture to support future New Product Introductions and provide feedback to Product Development Specialists.
  • Support the promoters and merchandisers in their daily activities.
  • Provide sales training to Agro dealers, Stockists and Agents.
  • Ensure all customers are handled and serviced within accepted Syngenta policy and standards with the use of
  • Provide timely monthly sales report to Africa South Vegs Operations manager and join monthly S&OP meetings


Knowledge, experience & capabilities

Critical knowledge

  • BSC Degree in Agriculture, A master’s in business/ marketing/ agriculture will be an added advantage

Critical experience

  • 5 years plus experience in sales (experience in Agro industry will be an added bonus)

Critical technical, professional, and personal capabilities

  • Strong Communication, Interpersonal & Influencing Skills
  • Concern for standards
  • Fluency in written and spoken Portuguese and English
  • Strong technical and sales experience
  • Forecasting and planning

Critical leadership capabilities

  • Strategic view

Additional Information

Critical success factors & key challenges

  • Build understanding of Vegetable Sales objectives, focus and priorities within the organization ensuring in time and qualitative delivery of strategy
  • Manage priorities
  • Working in matrix organization
  • Build strong relationship with farmers and Territory teams
  • Gain stakeholder support
  • Facilitate the transition, anticipate blockage and profit from opportunities

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

Interested candidates should send their CVs

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