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Senior Marketing Officer

Date Posted
5th November 2017
Reference
VAC-27346
Sector
Advertising & Marketing
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Kingston
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

Agro-Investment Corporation is seeking to identify a highly motivated, qualified and dynamic individual to fill the post of Senior Marketing Officer.

Job Description

Job Summary
Reporting to the Director of Project Development, the incumbent is responsible for identifying and establishing marketing opportunities and linkages which will promote investment in the agricultural sector.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Promote Agro-Invest's products and services 
  • Serve as expert on agricultural products value chain development 
  • Research, identify, negotiate and secure suitable markets for producers and producer groups on the Agro Parks and other Agricultural Development Projects 
  • Identify, establish and monitor marketing linkages and contracts between investors and marketers 
  • Develop and deliver the marketing plan for the Corporation 
  • Develop and implement the long term marketing strategy to support the growth targets of the Agro Park Programme and other 
  • Agricultural Development Projects managed and implemented by the Corporation 
  • Organize marketing/investment promotion events and product/service exhibitions 
  • Analyze consumer and market trends in order to guide promotion policies and develop marketing material and communications for internal and external use 
  • Create repository for local, regional and international markets 
  • Perform any other duties assigned


Required Skills/Competencies 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Excellent time management and organization skills 
  • Excellent presentation skills 
  • Excellent planning skills 
  • Good integrity and ethics exercised in the performance of duties 
  • Ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of marketing agricultural produce 
  • Knowledge of post-harvest handling of crops and livestock 


Technical Skills 

  • Good judgment and decision-making skills 
  • Excellent analytical skills 
  • Self-motivated with excellent attention to detail 
  • Ability to problem-solve and multi-task


Minimum Required Qualification and Experience 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Management or related area from a recognized institution 
  • 5 years' experience in Marketing/Value Chain within the agricultural industry or similar position 
  • Certification in Project Management would be an asset


We thank all applicants for their interest in the Agro-Investment Corporation, but regret to advise that only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged and contacted.

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