Sector Growth Lead (Agriculture)
is a category agnostic B2B network for informal trade
focused on accelerating the velocity of commerce by enabling
stakeholders in the informal sector to access and offer value
amongst each other.
This could mean ensuring a great assortment of
low-priced goods is available to them, providing a way for them to
manage inventory, or facilitating finance. Our aim is to understand
the informal economy better than anyone and help them grow in ways
they haven’t before.
Excellence - Be the Best. Highest standards. Consistently.
Value Focused - Make sure we give users the best
value**. All the time.
Big minds - Innovate. Think big. Be open. Don’t
be petty. No ego. No castles.
Knuckle down - Do the work. Get your hands
Kindness - Be considerate. Life is stressful enough
Ownership - Everything is your job. Take
responsibility. Drive it.
Simplicity - Strip it down. Get to the essence.
This individual will be responsible for providing instant
access to agriculture/commodities trade and transactions through their active supply and demand networks with the aim of increasing business
revenue. You will be responsible for identifying gaps and liaising with the
Commercial Manger/Lead to fill in these opportunity gaps. The Sector Associate sets
goals and ensures these goals are achieved within the Agricultural sector.
- Work with
leadership in defining strategic agribusiness goals and objectives for the company.
- Develop and execute
new strategies to allow the business to penetrate and expand in the sector and
increase business revenue.
- Manage different customer relationships with focus on customer and
user acquisition, activation, retention and providing excellent service.
- Creating reports on key metrics to determine the
company’s progress in meeting its goals.
- Conduct market research to identify opportunities for
new products or services within the market.
Provide regular two-way communication with the customers
to provide strong team representation and set proper customer expectations.
as link between the commercial, marketing and product teams.
with marketing to develop campaigns that target specific customer segments or
Special Skills and Qualifications
- Bachelor's Degree in any Science or
Social Sciences-related discipline
- Minimum of 10 years of experience in agriculture and commodities trading sector,
- Demonstrated Trade &
Business Development track record within the sector.
- Strong supply and demand
networks and contacts within the Agriculture sector/category
- Strong Financial/business Acumen.
- Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to
exert influence where necessary
- Analytical and problem-solving skills
with the ability to make recommendations by using data and judgment that is
consistent with company culture as well as standards, practices, policies,
procedures, or governing law.
writing, presentation, and communications skills
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
- Motivated by the mission of Vumele
- Pragmatic with quantitative and analytical ability
and attention to detail
- Driven, independent thinker and leader who can
juggle multiple projects simultaneously with fast-changing priorities
- High level of integrity and dependability with a
strong sense of urgency.
- A focus on execution. Willing and able to get hands dirty.
- Flexibility to roll up your sleeves and attack
problems and projects as they arise, where you will need to set
out a clear structure, method and outcomes yourself.
Rapid Career Growth
Annual Training Budget
Opportunity to work in other global
Fully-funded Team Bonding Activities