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Reporting to the National Business Development Manager, this role will strategically contribute to identifying and securing new business by leveraging market opportunities. The successful applicant will be a true sales professional who is highly competitive. You will be driven by achieving set financial targets, providing specialised technical advice, excelling at account management and building effective working relationships.

You will maintain a key focus on Rural Supplies but will also identify sales leads for other business units within PGG Wrightson. Our Rural Supplies team has a clear direction and is well supported by our nationwide network of stores, technical team and corporate support functions. Building relationships with internal colleagues will be critical to the success of this role and the successful applicant will need to work closely with our Technical Field Representatives who operationally service key accounts on farm.

This role has a strong existing client base and will build on the success of the current incumbent. On-going targeting of new business will also be critical to success. You will need to be well connected with and the ability to network outside of standard business hours. You will have a strong profile within this industry as a generalist with established farming networks and a reputation as leader in the field. This role will work with defined clients in Southland and Otago with the majority of clients in key agricultural hubs.

Skills and experience:

  • Proven Sales and Industry experience - minimum of five years
  • A comprehensive understanding across all farming sectors is required (sheep, beef and dairy)
  • Strong knowledge of Agronomy
  • Willingness and ability to travel as required throughout the area
  • Technical knowledge relevant to the position
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including group presentations
  • An appropriate Agricultural tertiary qualification (desired but not essential)
  • Ability to plan and set priorities balanced with flexibility and adaptability

To discuss this opportunity please contact Craig Newell, National Business Development Manager - Rural Supplies on 027 208 3081.

Apply now or to find out more about working at PGG Wrightson or view other opportunities visit and enter reference number 7562SK.

Applications close on Monday, 19 November 2018.

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  • Classifications: Retail Trade
  • Company: PGG Wrightson Ltd
  • Work Type: Full Time
  • Sector: Private
  • Town: Otago
  • Region: Balclutha
  • Country: New Zealand