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  • Posted: May 26, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Corteva Agriscience, brings you the world's most recognized and premium agricultural solutions, featuring Pioneer and Brevant Seeds, award-winning Crop Protection products, Encirca and Granular software tools and services. We provide agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability. We strive to develop sustainable...
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    Seed Quality Testing Specialist

    We’re hiring for seed quality testing specialist. Learn how you can be our voice in the conversation about the future of agriculture.

    As (seed quality testing specialist) you will be responsible for:

    • Laboratory Activities: Conduct lab activities in accordance with applicable standards, procedures, policies, regulations and customer specifications, plans and work instructions, ISO and any other protocols or steps for conducting tests governing lab testing. Assist in internal and external audits. Assure testing protocols are applied.
    • Testing Data: Maintains necessary documentation and quality records to provide evidence that standards, plans and procedures are being followed. Enters daily testing information into system in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Communication: Communicates non-standard test results relating to quality, testing, equipment to supervisor, coordinator or manager. Maintains reference samples and standards used in testing.
    • Technical Assistance: Supervises or assist coordinator to supervise activities related to specific area of testing, sample preparation, conducting tests and data input. Works with logistics in coordinating receiving of samples and preparing them for testing.
    • General: Ability to fulfill general employment expectations including regular attendance and working specified hours or overtime as defined by supervisor, acceptance of supervision, getting along with other in the workplace, maintaining acceptable standards of office conduct.

    You Will Be Part of Growing Team
    You will be part of the Rosslyn laboratory Centlab team, the lab’s objective is to provide reliable, accurate and repeatable seed quality test results on time to our stakeholders. This objective is carried through by conducting specialized product tests such as seed sizing, germination test and purity test. Monitor testing to ensure testing protocols, steps for conducting tests, are applied in order to adhere to policies , procedures, business objectives, regulations, ISTA standards, ISO standards and guidelines.

    Your Challenge

    • Laboratory Activities: Conduct lab activities in accordance with applicable standards, procedures, policies, regulations and customer specifications, plans and work instructions, ISO and any other protocols or steps for conducting tests governing lab testing. Assist in internal and external audits. Assure testing protocols are applied.
    • Testing Data: Maintains necessary documentation and quality records to provide evidence that standards, plans and procedures are being followed. Enters daily testing information into system in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Communication: Communicates non-standard test results relating to quality, testing, equipment to supervisor, coordinator or manager. Maintains reference samples and standards used in testing.
    • Technical Assistance: Supervises or assist coordinator to supervise activities related to specific area of testing, sample preparation, conducting tests and data input. Works with logistics in coordinating receiving of samples and preparing them for testing.
    • General: Ability to fulfill general employment expectations including regular attendance and working specified hours or overtime as defined by supervisor, acceptance of supervision, getting along with other in the workplace, maintaining acceptable standards of office conduct

    Key Stakeholders And Interactions

    • Supply Production Supply Chain; Research; Commercial

    Location:

    • Rosslyn Plant production facility in Pretoria in South Africa

    Qualifications
    To Grow What Matters, You Will Need

    • Matric or equivalent
    • Technical diploma/degree preferred.
    • Ideal - Seed Science Course (Seed Physiology)
    • Ideal - Practical Course with DARLD (Agronomic crops and grasses)

    Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

    • Computer proficiency
    • Strong communication skills in teaching techniques, evaluating results, arranging, and following up on schedules across a broad variety of internal audiences.
    • Accreditations specific to testing area(s) preferred.
    • Ability to lift up to ( 27 Kilograms)
    • Ability to operate specialized laboratory equipment
    • Ability to stand/sit for extended periods
    • Ability to work in an environment containing mould, dust and treatment fumes
    • Ability to supervise testing conducted by others
    • Willingness to assist and train less experienced assistance on targeted testing or other skills
    • Ability to understand and follow standard company testing rules and procedures and to learn and accept new and additional skills or work assignment.
    • Ability to cooperate with other in testing and operations functions.

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    Administrative Assistant

    We’re hiring for the position of Administrative Assistant. Learn how you can be our voice in the conversation about the future of agriculture.

    As an Administrative Assistant you will be responsible for performing a variety of administrative duties. Supports one or more members of management and/or staff in a business unit. Work generally requires knowledge of company and business practices, policies, programs, and product line. Resolves routine and non-routine inquiries. Administrative responsibilities include conference, meeting, and event coordination; travel arrangements; coordination of marketing collaterals; administration of corporate sponsorships and documentation; liaison with accounts payable and procurement, calendaring; and document preparation and management. Maintains confidentiality.

    You Will Be Part of our Growing Team 

    • We have a dynamic team who focus on the best administrative skills and support to the Commercial team and Management.
    • The opportunities for growth are ample and if you are driven and have the urge to grow, the future is bright

    Your Challenge:

    • You must be able to work independently and be highly motivated
    • You must have exceptional communication skills and people skills
    • You must be disciplined and have a drive to get work done under challenging conditions
    • You must have a good attention to detail
    • You must be a team player

    Key Stakeholders and Interactions:

    You will mostly be working with our staff daily but will also work closely with our customers and partners in Agriculture like financial institutions, co-operations and from time-to-time our government officials.  

    Qualifications

    To Grow What Matters, You Will Need 

    • To be fully bilingual in English and another S.Africa language
    • To be computer literate, especially Excel
    • A valid South African driver’s license
    • A Grade 12 pass
    • At least 3 years’ experience in an administrative role
    • Experience in marketing and sales or Agriculture related business would be an advantage

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    Intern – Crop Protection – Paarl

    We’re hiring for the Corteva Agriscience 2022 South Africa Graduate Learnership, which is an occupation-based learning programme aimed at building skills that have economic value, and which incorporates at least one unit standard.  This is an Agronomy role in the commercial function.

    Qualifications

    To Grow What Matters, You Will Need 

    • Bachelor of Science: Agriculture 
    • A Driver’s License valid for at least 2 years is a prerequisite, should you be interested in this role. 

    Who Are We Looking For?

    • The incumbent will act as an assistant to the commercial and marketing team in practical demand generation through field demonstrations, data collection and promotional events
    • Some involvement in maintaining market intelligence data bases of crops grown in the Northern Cape, Western Cape and Eastern Cape
    • 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 world’s 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

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    Marketing Data & Research Specialist

    As Marketing Data & Research Specialist you will be responsible for enabling cutting-edge management decision making based on quality data in support of Regional & Commercial Units (CU).

    Your Challenge:

    Seed, Crop Protection & Seed Applied Technology (SAT) Market Intelligence 

    • Analyse, interpret and deliver market intelligence data for seed, crop protection and SAT for the Africa Middle East market
    • Lead & facility monthly market intelligence for Region as a build-up from CU’s to drive planning process
    • Deliver the Region’s GTM (Go to Market) data accuracy to enable decision making
    • Deliver the Region’s 5 Year Plan market data & assumptions driven by Pricing & Volume analytics and competitor insights

    Market and Competitor Intelligence Monitoring

    • Feed-through market trends and assumptions to Demand Planners and relevant Marketing Team members to enable intelligent forecast – both tactical & strategic
    • Market research to drive knowledge base on market trends, competitor monitoring and movements
    • Monitor marketplace trends such as cost of production, technology adoption, farm consolidation, weather impact risk assessment and purchasing patterns
    • Collaborating with Marketing Managers on competitor launches impacting business strategy and decision making
    • Ongoing monitoring of price movement and impact on market value
    • Serve as the connection & centralized point for data truth for CU 

    Key Stakeholders and Interactions:

    Internal

    • Commercial Unit Leaders, Commercial Unit Marketing Managers, Demand Planner, Regional Marketing Team, Global Business Intelligence Platform, Regional & CU Finance Business Partners

    External

    • Relevant Agriculture information hubs, industry stakeholders such as BFAP, Grain SA, AgBiz, Commercial Banks and other compliant Industry Bodies
    • Market & data intelligence vendors

    Qualifications

    To Grow What Matters, You Will Need 

    • Tertiary education in agroeconomics, business, or related field
    • At least 3 to 5 years of experience in data analytics
    • Advanced Excel skills & analytics required
    • PowerBI will be an advantage
    • Professional background in agriculture and AME market will be an advantage

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    Territory Sales Representative

    As a Sales Representative you will be responsible for marketing and sales of our wide spectrum of crops and pasture, building relationships with key players in the grain industry as well as our dynamic South African farmers and work in close partnership with leading companies in the industry

    Your Challenge:

    • You must be able to work independently and be highly motivated
    • You must have exceptional communication skills and people knowledge 
    • You must be disciplined and have a drive to reach targets under challenging conditions
    • You must have a good knowledge of Agriculture and cultivation of cash crops and Pastures 
    • You must be a team player
    • Previous experience in crop protection and related business will be an asset
    • Previous experience in sales and row and permanent tree crops will be an asset
    • Sound understanding of agricultural farming systems
    • Good communication and relationship development skills
    • Desire to be developed, to progress your career
    • Frequent travel within the region

    Key Stakeholders and Interactions:

    • You will mostly be working with our clients on a daily basis but will also work closely with partners in Agriculture like financial institutions, co-operations and from time-to-time our Government officials  

    Qualifications

    To Grow What Matters, You Will Need 

    • To be computer literate
    • To have good communication skills. 
    • A valid South African driver’s license
    • To physically work on fields when trials are planted, evaluated or harvested
    • A diploma/degree in Agriculture 
    • At least 3 years’ experience in marketing and sales or Agriculture related business
    • Postgraduate qualification in Agricultural Science or similar will be an advantage

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