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Area Sales Manager

Location: Middle-East/North Africa, Turkey


 

Reference: 2020-5477

The fourth largest seed company in the world, Limagrain is an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain markets field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products. VILMORIN-MIKADO is a Business Unit of Limagrain. It brings together the activities of Vilmorin (French seed company) and Mikado (Japanese seed company). VILMORIN-MIKADO is a global seed company which has strong bases spread over the five continents; it offers a wide, unique and original high-quality range to all professionals in the vegetable industry. VILMORIN-MIKADO team conveys a strong commitment to customer-service and passion for vegetables. Strong by their diversity and entrepreneurship spirit, they hold our values of audacity, proximity and excellence. From Vilmorin-MIKADO, expect quality seed of the tastiest products for your markets. Everywhere, closer to you. 

Function: SALES & MARKETING - SALES

Employment Type: Regular Full Time

Contractual hours: Full-time

Main Goal

In order to support our continuous international growth, we are recruiting an AREA SALES MANAGER for Middle East countries, to ensure sales and development of Vilmorin and Mikado products in this geographical area.

This job falls within the framework of the company development and commercial strategy defined by the Unit Director, in accordance with the general policy of the company.

Job description

GENERAL MISSION
As accountable of the business development of his/her area through our local distributors, he/she is responsible for both Sales and Development activities. He/she will have to:

  • • define, propose, animate and supervise new products' development with the distributors,
  • • animate, challenge and supervise the commercial launch managed by the local distributors
  • • ensure and develop sales in his/her area by using the company's portfolio & brands, including the common definition of launching plan and promotional plan

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

SALES RESPONSIBILITIES

  • • Accountable for the business development and growth in this area, he/she recommends and deploys the distribution and branding strategy and policy in the area including the choice of the distributors and the exclusivities, in accordance with the Unit strategy.
  • • He/she leads the partnership with the customers. This includes visiting them frequently and discussing possible tools, policies and information to build the local development and sales strategy, and achieve the mid-term and annual objectives, animating and challenging the sales
  • • He/she responds for technical and sales topics (Sales agreements, Availability of goods, Local product range definition, Pricing and price lists, Sales forecasts, Customers orders' supervision in collaboration with the Customer Service, Receivables' and Collection's management and customers' solvency follow-up, Claim management, forecasts regular update, CRM management for his/her area, etc.)
  • • He/she animates the local distributors on Market Intelligence management, provides, analyzes and challenges the information in collaboration with Marketing team: local markets knowledge, competition benchmark and follow-up, local markets' data update and follow-up, consumption trends, local product request forms, markets' evolution and analysis, markets' perspectives…
  • • He/she is accountable, with the support of the Legal team, for the compliance with local regulation more particularly the varieties' registration compliance in each country with the involvement of our local distributors.

DEVELOPMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

  • • He/she manages the development and the promotion of new varieties in his/her area, by animating and following-up the right process with his/her local teams, the local distributors and the Marketing team: Samples management, supervision of local Trials' process management, evaluation of local performance, identification of competitive advantages with distributors,
  • • He/she establishes the Sales forecasts and Mid-Term plans for new varieties (for each distributor)
  • • He/she animates and participates to the Launching plans definition with the local distributors, including slots' definition, price positioning, promotion and communication plan, local sales channels…

The role includes a Management mission and Monthly reporting of his/her geographical area's activities and opportunities.

Profile

At least 5 years of experience in a similar position (working with Middle East countries is a plus) with direct reports and project's management; the candidate must have a Master's degree in Agronomy or Agriculture, with good knowledge of the vegetable seed market and technical competencies to answer demands from customers.
The candidate should be business-oriented, with strong networking skills including excellent negotiation and sales talents in a multi-cultural environment.

Languages: Fluent English and Arabic are mandatory.

This role requests frequent travels.

To apply

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More positions from: Vilmorin-Mikado

Posted from July 29, 2020 until January 29, 2021
SeedQuest reference number: 119622

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country where the position is located.


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