Overview

Applicant Development & Technical Service Manager Job Vacancy

A vital role in the growth of the Crop Protection business by introducing new applications and new markets, leading innovation projects and advising management on new technology acquisitions.

Looking for a homebased candidate OR office candidate in Milano.

Typical activities include:  

  • Lead the development of a new nematicide product – in Southern Europe and Middle East
  • Visit and engage potential or existing customers together in conjunction with regional sales and marketing team to determine current and future agrochemical needs,
  • Liaise with research group for technical support and new product development
  • Develop in-depth knowledge base of agrochemical applications and markets
  • Detect and develop new business opportunities for new products/customers/markets
  • Detect business trends in the agrochemical market
  • Look for cooperation with third parties/universities and for possible acquisition targets
  • Provide technical support for regional sales team and customer base, organise training when necessary
  • Participate in seminars and agro fairs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

  • Master/PhD degree in bio-engineering
  • 5 years of relevant experience in the crop protection field
  • Languages: English, Italian and Spanish needed, French is an asset.
  • Customer oriented: understand the wishes and needs of the customer and act / think from that perspective
  • Progress oriented: effectively guard / control the progress of the own tasks and other people’s related tasks
  • Initiative: look constantly for opportunities and act accordingly. Take initiative instead of passively waiting, can take actions independently
  • Learning oriented: pay attention to new information, absorb it and apply it effectively
  • Innovation: mindset to continuously rethink the obvious – think out of the box
  • Persistence / contracting: keep going until the goals have been reached and be oriented towards actual closing of binding agreements / contracts in commercially promising situations.
  • International orientation: be able to deal with different habits / cultures in different countries
  • Flexibility: adapt the own style of conduct and actions in order to achieve the goals, whenever problems or opportunities arise
  • Flexible to travel globally (max 50% of the time)

If you are looking for a new challenge within an exciting company then please send your CV and covering letter to lewis@intelligentemployment.com

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