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Business Manager Crop Protection – South Africa

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Job Title: Business Manager Crop Protection – South Africa
Location: Centurion, South Africa
Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Sales/Retail
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: 0
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Corteva Agriscience, the world's first dedicated agriculture start-up, serves to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Our employees fulfill this purpose everyday by building/participating in an inclusive culture where we encourage each other to stay curious, think differently, act boldly and do what's right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. With over 20,000 team members from 130 countries, innovating in 140 world class R&D facilities, we have the resources, leadership heritage and partner ecosystem to make a meaningful impact now and into the future.


Learn how you can be our voice in the conversation about the future of agriculture.

Your Challenge:


  • Scorecards/Key targets
    • Accountable to deliver financial and non-financial country scorecards for the Crop Protection business
    • Top-Line and Bottom-Line targets fulfillment. Deliver price, volume, margin to quarter and annual plans
    • Share gain and profitability
    • Accountable for demand forecasting, quality short and medium term and inventory
    • PL accountability and working capital at Crop Protection business level
    • Safety ethics compliance customer satisfaction
  • Country Crop Protection strategy and commercial success
    • Develops a successful commercial development strategy for the Crop Protection business.
    • Ensures resources deployment and alignment with the CU targets.
    • Ensure projects country plan in place to deliver on the Crop Protection country strategy
    • Continuously follows up on the projects to ensure all are on track to achieve delivery targets and on the resources assigned.
  • Country Crop Protection commercial lead
    • Accountable for country go to market for Crop Protection
    • Coordinate commercial offering to maximize country Crop Protection success
    • Ensure country commercial alignment and external message
    • Lead demand review and forecast quality for Crop Protection business
    • Drive collaboration with the Seed platform in terms of offering to farmers
  • People
    • Lead & develop the Sales organization to its full potential
    • People leadership in sales organization for Crop Protection including talent selection and development, succession plan
    • Ensure full compliance with the corporate standards.
    • Ensures the commercial organization is set up for success to growth on permanent basis using development people programs that include training, coaching and exposure of the people
    • Continuously leverage the best practices to grow and improve productivity of the resources
  •  Partnership
    • Builds company image by collaborating with customers, government, community organizations, and employees; enforcing ethical business practices & Market Shaper philosophy
    • Coordinates activity with other departments and ensures operational and strategic goals are achieved
    • Customer relationship, growth, acquisition and retention

Reporting lines

  • Manage: Area Sales Managers and Product Managers
  • Reports to: Commercial Leader RSA

Key Stakeholders and Interactions

  • Internal: Commercial unit leadership team and marketing and support teams
  • External:
    • Strategic Business Partners
    • Crop Protection Association
    • Ministry of Agriculture, high level regulatory agencies, key country ag institutions


Centurion, South Africa


To Grow What Matters, You Will Need:

  • MSc degree. Agriculture or related would be an advantage
  • Minimum 10 years of successful commercial leadership experience
  • Good understanding of the ag market dynamics and value chain. Experience across both seeds & crop protection segments would be an advantage
  • Strong business acumen - business financial reporting and budgeting training and experience, knowledge of financial concepts and analysis related to business management
  • Knowledge of sales and marketing tools and solutions / ability to effectively lead implementation & behavioral change across the organization
  • Ability to build and maintain strong business relationships with peers, customers, key industry/market influencers
  • Ability to lead and motivate teams through continuous change
  • Ability to manage, coach and counsel
  • Ability to identify key issues, develop innovative solutions and get results
  • Knowledge of industry environmental, regulatory and stewardship issues

Who Are We Looking For?

  • Curious, bold thinkers who want to grow their careers and be part of a winning team
  • Market shaping individuals who want to transform the agriculture industry to meet the worlds growing need for food
  • Collaborators who thrive in a diverse, inclusive work environment
  • Innovators who bring initiative and fresh ideas that drive our business into the future and make us an industry leader

Growing What Matters Starts With You What We Can Offer To Help You Grow?

  • Opportunity to be part of a local seed industry leader working to discover solutions to the most pressing agricultural challenges of our time
  • Challenging work assignments that grow your skills, capabilities and experiences
  • Opportunities for international rotations and relocation that will expand your global view and cultural experience
  • Diverse, inclusive work environment where employees bring their whole selves to work and feel heard, valued and empowered
  • Dedicated and customized resources to help grow your professional skills, industry expertise and personal perspectives. 
  • Joining us is a natural opportunity to strengthen your professional network through valuable relationships.
  • Support the health and well-being of every employee by offering world-class benefits, meaningful work and competitive salary
  • Performance driven culture with a strong focus on speed, efficiency and agility

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Job Post Date: 05/23/20
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