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Technical Key Account Manager (m/f/d)

We are looking for Technical Key Account Managers (m/f/d) for:

Ghana, Nigeria & Sierra Leone (one position covering the three countries)
and Turkey

Job Location:  Country of operation (Home office) 
Type of Job:    Freelance 
Date of Entry:  Planned starting date second half of 2020 – to be confirmed due to COVID19 situation

Main Job Duties and Responsibilities

Technical Support
  • Provide technical support to the GLOBALG.A.P. team operating in the region (e.g. General Regulations, Control Points and Compliance Criteria, National Interpretation Guidelines, guidance documents, etc.) as well as to the head office.
  • Provide technical support to the GLOBALG.A.P. team for the development of customized solutions to be delivered through the GLOBALG.A.P. system. (e.g. combined audit tools with partnering non-profits and retailers, training programs, etc.)
Customer Service
  • Respond to technical questions from growers, certification bodies, farm assurers, and other stakeholders regarding the implementation and certification of the GLOBALG.A.P. Standards.
  • Process and follow up on complaints and integrity issues.
  • Achieve and maintain a thorough technical proficiency in the GLOBALG.A.P. Standard system in order to serve GLOBALG.A.P. as a trainer and technical expert.
  • Organize and deliver formal GLOBALG.A.P. public and private trainings to growers, farm assurers, and others in collaboration with the head office.
  •  Establish new and/or support existing National Technical Working Groups in the region.
  • Represent GLOBALG.A.P. at events, trade shows, conferences, and other meetings.
  • Liaise with local organizations, e.g. authorities, retailers, producers or producer organizations, NGOs, etc. for the promotion of GLOBALG.A.P. activities.
  • Periodical reporting of market situation in the region: opportunities, developments, etc.

Job Specifications

  •  Bachelor’s / Master’s degree required in food, agriculture or related fields.
  • In-depth knowledge of agricultural standard systems and certification in the areas of food safety, environmental sustainability, and social accountability, particularly for crops.
  • Knowledge in the areas of livestock and aquaculture is an advantage.
  • Training in the areas of HACCP, food hygiene, plant protection, fertilizer, and IPM desired.
  • Languages: Native speaker of official language of the country. If position involves more than one country, then at least fluency in one of the official languages of one of the countries. Good knowledge of English is essential to communicate within the worldwide network. Other regional language beneficial.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with growers, the public sector, and others in the agricultural and food industry.
  • Driven to achieve the highest quality in daily work and constantly improve customer satisfaction
  •  At least 5 years of professional experience in the agricultural industry.
  • Strong applied technical background in agriculture related to crops.
  • Experience in consultancy and/or good agricultural practices implementation beneficial.
Other Requirements
  • High flexibility to travel extensively
  • Driver’s license is necessary

If you are looking for a challenge in a multicultural team, we would be happy to receive your application in English, incl. your motivation letter, CV and salary expectation.

Please indicate the "COUNTRY” for the position you apply for in your application or enter the name of the "COUNTRY" in the field "Remark" on the application site.

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Every generation has a right to safe food, and we support farmers to connect them to markets where they can sell their safely and sustainably produced agricultural products by developing and implementing farm assurance systems that are based on facts and recognized across the supply chain.

GLOBALG.A.P. is a trademark and a set of standards for good agricultural practices (G.A.P.). FoodPLUS GmbH is a limited liability cooperation registered in Cologne, Germany. It manages all company’s activities worldwide from standard setting through services for its partners, marketing, certification management to integrity and serves as legal entity to hold the international GLOBALG.A.P. and GGN (consumer label for GLOBALG.A.P. certified farms) copyrights.


Paula Berriel
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