Regional Sales Executive - Africa

The role

Sirius Minerals is seeking a Regional Sales Executive, based in Africa, to focus on direct sales and generating new business opportunities for its flagship product, the multi-nutrient fertilizer POLY4.

Reporting to the Sales and Marketing Director, the role will be regionally-focused, with a mandate to build market opportunities within fertilizer and agricultural sectors through direct B2B marketing.

The ideal will have direct sales experience in creating markets for new products within fertilizer, agricultural, farming, or petrochemicals sectors.

Key responsibilities

  • Fully responsible for the development of a valid sales pipeline of opportunities, with the support of our Market Research and R&D Departments
  • Generate new business within the fertilizer blending and distribution market channels, through conference marketing, direct discussions and site visits with customer prospects
  • Deliver sales contracts through the successful negotiation of full Take or Pay Offtake Agreements
  • Customer retention and contract delivery
  • Attend industry events such as fertilizer conferences, and trade shows to increase visibility of POLY4
  • In conjunction with other team members, develop professional, value-based customer proposals to cover key contract elements including pricing models, territories and product schedules
  • Communicate agronomic and economic benefits of POLY4 to distributors, dealers, growers and blenders involved in the crop production and/or the crop input system
  • Communicate and coordinate market and pricing information with the Sales and Marketing Director, as well as, the larger organisation

Skills and experience

  • Extensive experience in commercial positions in similar sectors, preferably with value added fertilizers exposure
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Effective customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in MS office, especially Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel for extensive periods of time
  • A Bachelor degree in Agronomy or an Ag related field would be beneficial, but not essential

Benefits

Attractive remuneration package depending on experience

Closing date

3 April 2017

Location

Africa, travel required

How to apply

Please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@siriusminerals.com

About us

Sirius Minerals Plc is a publically listed company on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market. Through the development of its North Yorkshire polyhalite project it will become a world leading producer of multi-nutrient fertilizer.

The Project involves the construction of a state-of-the-art underground mine to enable the extraction of polyhalite – a unique multi-nutrient fertilizer – along with the necessary infrastructure both above and below ground that will be required for transport, processing and distribution.

The Company is headquartered in Scarborough, with a small London presence, and has an increasingly growing team. To work at Sirius, you must share the Company’s values and determination to reach our goals quickly, efficiently and with the highest safety standards.

Sirius Minerals is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

We will process your information in accordance with our privacy policy (www.siriusminerals.com/privacy-policy/). By submitting a CV to us, you consent to us processing your data and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate and that you are entitled to work in the UK. We may share your data with trusted third parties, including our construction contractors, Scarborough Jobmatch, Routes to Employment and other specialist recruitment agencies, but only in connection with possible recruitment with Sirius Minerals and its subsidiaries or with construction contractors working on the Project. If you do not wish us to share your information with third parties, please let us know when you email us

Regional Sales Executive - Africa

Location: Flexible, travel required
Closing date for applications: 03/04/2017

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