Product Development Officer job in Zambia


Seed Co is a Pan African Seed Company and leading player in the agriculture seed sector, having been operational for the last 75 years, with a strong established distribution network spread across Africa. The company is involved in research, production, processing, distribution and marketing seed products both for local and export markets.
Product Development Officer
Purpose of the Job:
The incumbent will take responsibility for the effective planning, coordinating and leading of all the business unit product management programs. The role has multiple interfaces at country, regional and global level.
Key Performance Areas
• Product Development strip trips of highest quality
• Convening workshops involving R and D, Production and Processing, Sales and Marketing,and Business development and securing consensus on PLCM decision – and the execution thereof as per action plan
• Degree of adoption of newly introduced products
• Products portfolio management
Person Specification
• Degree in Agriculture with 2 years’ experience or Diploma in Agriculture with 5 years’ experience
• Other breeding/Agronomy qualification with 2 years’ experience
• Knowledge of plant breeding and Agronomy, trial management and data analysis
• Mature personality a must
• Sound management and Leadership skills
• Exceptional negotiation and lobbying skills
• Pro – Technology, automation and mechanization
• Keen observer and assessor of seed crops characteristics and environment factors methodical, systematic and practical
• Good communication skills, social, written and verbal
• Team player, self-motivated and high level of initiative and integrity
• Computer literate with working knowledge of statistics, database management, trial design and trail management
Application should be emailed to Recruitment@seedco.co.zm.Please indicate the job title in the subject of your email and use your full name and the job title you are applying for as the file name of your application. Application should consist of your letter and CV only in single document.
Closing date is on 25th January,2015
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