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Current Job Vacancies at Farmforte,18th April, 2018

Farmforte is an innovative Agriculture company founded in 2012. We play across the value chain of specific well researched agricultural products where we have comparative advantage. Our mission is to utilize technology and innovative models to create the most efficient and affordable methods to produce crops, add value and create access to markets locally and globally for these produce. By also working with selected and trained smallholder farmers on improved yields and quality as well as deploying smart solutions for the challenges of storage and logistics.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below in Nigeria:

 

 

Job Title: Business Development Manager
Location:
Nigeria

Responsibilities

  • Develop activities to create new leads, Identifies new business opportunities by leveraging existing network, researching industry and related events, publications, and announcements; tracking deals.
  • Screens potential business deals by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, potential, and financials; evaluating options; resolving internal priorities; actively manage and report deal pipeline with clear action plan to win.
  • Follow-up on leads by engaging multiple stakeholders and customers
  • Converts leads to sales and closes new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations.
  • Works seamlessly across multiple, cross-functional and cross-cultural teams at FarmForte to ensure a best in class customer experience while setting up new businesses.
  • Is able to establish contacts and work with senior levels of leadership within the potential partner or customer organization effectively and strike long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Social Sciences or other relevant field from a reputable university.
  • At least five years in sales and business development in Nigeria. Especially in B2B environments.
  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit and excitement about the opportunity to creatively build effective, non-traditional sales channels in a nascent product category
  • Willingness to spend 40% – 50% of the time on the road, interacting with country-level channel partners, resellers, customers and partners.
  • Strong market orientation, entrepreneurial and innovative thinker.
  • Result oriented, able to self start, passionate about technology and agriculture, able to multitask and meet deadlines. Can work remotely without supervision.
  • Embraces complexity, multi-disciplinary, curious, appreciates different perspectives and cultures.
  • Hands-on and get things done, quickly. Highly resourceful, thinks on his/her feet. Very confident and can communicate effectively. Has excellent analytical skills, able to solve problems, fluency people and handle multiple stakeholders.
  • Very good verbal and written fluency in english.

 

 

Job Title: Marketing and Communications Manager
Location:
Nigeria

Job Description

  • We are looking for an exciting Marketing and Communications Manager to lead the design, development, and execution of our communications strategy and programs. He/She will support the various business teams and fulfil a variety of communications objectives in content creation and development, media and public relations, corporate communications, digital and social media, audience analytics and project management.
  • The ideal candidate has strong writing, organizational, people, and project-management skills, as well as an understanding of and appreciation for digital media, design and the content-creation process. He/She can easily adapt and flourish in a start-up and fast-growing environment.
  • The successful candidate must be a natural leader, proactive, creative, entrepreneurial and loves everything digital.
  • The successful candidate will design, plan, execute and track progress towards the execution of a robust communications plan in a timely manner.

Responsibilities

  • Provide input to the design, development and execution of a robust communications program, end-to-end. Accountable for program delivery activities and outputs toward achievement of targeted outcomes and goals.
  • Work with design and marketing agencies to develop and execute the communications and marketing plan. Ensure all marketing collateral are of high quality and impactful.
  • Develop a community database of stakeholders and influencers media, journalists, tech bloggers, government, NOs, large corporations, Tech Communities, institutional investors, etc, across Nigeria and other key international markets. Convert them to subscribers and/or supporters, provide meaningful and timely updates
  • Manage select communications efforts, including the creation, editing, and production of digital, web and social content, emails and newsletters
  • Compose written material for diverse audiences, across a variety of channels
  • Manage media analytics platform to target influencers, analyze trends and campaign effectiveness and report learnings.
  • Provide media relations support for audiences that are both internal and external to the firm, including on a national and international scale.
  • Develop and research ideas for written publication/communication on high visibility complex topics.
  • Research, develop, execute and manage high-profile written communication that demonstrates understanding of a wide variety of audiences; clearly and credibly communicates a diverse array of topics; and enhances the relevance and impact of intended messaging.
  •  Produce innovative written and multimedia content that s hare the firms research, ideas and news and stories for a variety of channels.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders such as the leadership team, program teams, and commercial teams to achieve program goals and ensure coordination, and work with internal and external customers to understand the need and purpose of a project.
  • Attend and cover priority events for the firm.
  • Track program expenses and ensure they are within budget.
  • Other duties may also be assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Social Sciences or other relevant field from a reputable university.
  • At least three years experience in a digital media, journalism, public relations or communications role, deep and demonstrated understanding of digital technology and content creation a nd distribution.
  • High level of comfort conceptualizing and working with diverse sets o f content, digital platforms,   and a variety of storytelling methods, and ability to change voice and editing/writing style to fit a   particular audience and purpose.
  • Firm understanding of web technologies and applications, including social networking, social media tools and current communication trends.
  • Excellent writing, interpersonal and oral communication skills with proven ability to present, write,   edit, and organize thoughts in a clear, concise, and well-organized manner, and work effectively with a diverse array of people, including senior leaders.
  • Ability to work with technology to improve workflow and increase efficiency.
  • Strong visual sense and ability to select and assess photography, illustrations, informational graphics, video and other design-related elements for editorial products.

 

 

Job Title: Office Manager/Management Support
Location
: Nigeria
Job Description

  • We are looking for an exciting person to manage the administrative operations of the company.
  • The ideal candidate has strong writing, organizational, people, and project-management skills.
  • He/She can easily adapt and flourish in a start-up and fast-growing environment.
  • The successful candidate must be a natural leader, proactive, creative, entrepreneurial and efficient.
  • The successful candidate will design, plan, execute and track progress towards the execution of a robust communications plan in a timely manner.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the point person for office manager duties.
  • Schedule meetings and appointments.
  • Organize the office layout and order stationery and equipment.
  • Maintain the office condition and arrange necessary repairs.
  • Partner with HR to update and maintain office policies as necessary.
  • Organize office operations and procedures.
  • Coordinate with IT department on all office equipment.
  • Ensure that all items are invoiced and paid on time.
  • Manage contract and price negotiations with office vendors, service providers and office lease.
  • Manage office A budget, ensure accurate and timely reporting.
  • Provide general support to visitors.
  • Assist in the on-boarding process for new hires.
  • Address employees queries regarding office management issues e.g. stationery, Hardware and travel arrangements.
  • Plan in-house or off-site activities, like parties, celebrations and conferences.
  • Provide administrative support to management team

Requirement, Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Social Sciences or other relevant field from a reputable university.
  • Experience: 2-4 years
  • Proven experience as an office manager, Front office manager or Administrative assistant.
  • Knowledge of office administrator responsibilities, systems, and procedures.
  • Proficiency in MS office MS Excel and MS Outlook, in particular
  • Hands on experience with office machines e.g. fax machines and printers.
  • Familiarity with email scheduling tools, like Email Scheduler.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask and prioritize work.
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • A creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements.

 

 

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover Letters to: careers@farmforte.com

 

Application Deadline 30th April, 2018.

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