Market Linkage Manager
Identify, shortlist, contracting and engage both structured and unstructured off takers to ensure availability of farm produce market for Syngenta farmers which in turn will boost Syngenta’s sales through input financing
Work closely with the Syngenta Community Extension Service Providers (CESPs) to develop and maintain growers’ harvest calendars to ensure proactive offtake engagement
Support Syngenta’s partner FSPs in ensuring loan repayment through availing market linkage opportunities to financed farmers.
Work closely with the Syngenta Community Extension Service Providers (CESPs) to ensure train growers on minimum quality standards preferred by buyers to guarantee the best quality and variety of produce for specific off takers
Liaise with buyers to map out produce requirements for offtake based on variety and market demand, cascade information to Regional managers with aim to guarantee best quality.
With the support of the Project Manager, develop and maintain farm produce prices across different markets to ensure Syngenta farmers are linked to the best available market linkage opportunities.
Ensure that Syngenta farmers are paid in full for the collected produce
Maintain a database of farmers linked to the market by crop, volume traded, location, off taker, unit cost among other important details
Document all lessons learned and communicate them effectively to the Project Manager to ensure improvements to our strategy and/or operations related to enabling farmers to get access to market.
Provide support by collecting, relaying and analysing market information such as prevailing market prices, different crop varieties and quality required by each market
Together with the Project Manager, collaborate closely with the Community Extension Service Providers (CESPs) to ensure that all parties involved in the Syngenta’s input financing model (Syngenta, FSPs and farmers) are linked and well-coordinated.
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & CAPABILITIES
Critical Experience And Knowledge
A degree in Social Science, Agribusiness, Business, or any other relevant field.
Agronomic knowledge will be added advantage.
2+ years’ experience in market linkage
Must demonstrate ability to collaborate with buyers
Excellent knowledge of market players in different value chains.
Good understanding of potato and tomato industry.
Knowledge of the Agrochemical industry will be an added advantage
Excellent communication skills
MODE OF APPLICATION
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