AFMA Business Development Officer Job in Kieni, Nyeri, Kenya

AFMA – African Farms and Markets
The trading arm of Farm Concern International
Job Title: Business Development Officer
Reference Code: AFMA LTD/ KE/2016
Location: Kieni – Nyeri
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Initiating and developing AFMA business in the allocated areas of Inputs, hermetic bags, soil testing, Farm Consulting and other business lines.
  • Developing and implementing concrete strategies for achievement of the set sales targets for the allocated region.
  • Planning and organizing relevant activities including field days, Trade fairs, farmer’s trainings and other activities that enable achievement of growth in sales for AFMA products.
  • Liaising with the various stakeholders including farmers, agro-dealers, County government and other stakeholders in the target areas that lead to growth of sales in the allocated areas.
  • Representing AFMA Ltd on all sales led functions and events in the allocated regions.
  • Providing accurate and consistent reports on the progress of the AFMA initiative in the allocated regions. Keep records of sales figures and the results of all marketing initiatives.
  • Advising the AFMA management on new business opportunities in the allocated regions.
  • Business growth through sourcing of new clients
  • Daily follow up on customers from inception to the completion of the final payments
  • Planning for customers visit, developing customer visit schedules and ultimately taking clients to sites on daily basis or as per the plan
  • Daily reporting / feedback on business done to the supervisor
  • Implement the approved sales and marketing strategies
  • Participate and contribute towards new products development and aggressive sale of the same.
  • Capturing all the information for all new and old customers for new and future business
  • Ensure good customer service to all the clients
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by management from time to time
Educational/Technical/Professional Requirements:
  • Diploma in Agriculture with 2 years’ experience in sales and working with farmers.
  • 2 years relevant experience in sales and marketing of agricultural products
Jobs Skills and Personal Attributes
  • Strong customer focus and problem solver;
  • Teamwork ability
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Maintain high level of integrity and confidentiality
  • Analytical skills
  • Solid skills in documentation
  • Should have a good track record and of unquestionable integrity
How to Apply
Applications should be sent to by 15th July, 2016 stating the reference code on the subject line. 
The shortlisting will be ongoing as applications are received.

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