UPL Account Manager UK & Ireland – Flexible Location
UPL is rapidly developing to become a future global leader for sustainable agriculture. The company offers an integrated portfolio of both patented and post-patent agricultural solutions for various arable and specialty crops, including biological, crop protection, seed treatment and post-harvest solutions covering the entire crop value chain.
There is a belief that nothing is impossible and through their people, UPL are on a mission to make every single food product more sustainable with no limits and no borders. From humble beginnings in 1969, UPL is now the 5th Largest Crop Protection Chemicals company globally, with a presence in over 138 countries and access to 90% of the global market.
UPL are proud of our achievements to date but there is no time for complacency. Now, more than ever, there is a requirement to understand the customers’ needs to ensure the right support and advice at the right time. To achieve this, UPL are growing their UK based Sales team and have a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.
Working with the established distribution network, the Account Manager will provide full commercial support to customers with a range of responsibilities including:
- Leading the commercial activities for accounts
- Co-ordinating the technical support to the accounts
- Forecasting of sales and product demand
- Support and promote products that could be sold directly through distribution and support on-farm use.
- Liaise with key customer influencers and stakeholders
- Assist and implement product defense and stewardship programmes
- Provide input to for business and campaign marketing plans
We are looking for candidates who are clearly self-motivated with excellent interpersonal skills who have creative minds with the capability to transform development ideas into sales success. Candidates need to demonstrate a track record in building and maintaining relationships with customers and influencers. Ideally candidates will be qualified to degree level in agricultural sciences and have at least three years relevant technical experience. There is a need to have a comprehensive understating of crops and varieties as well as the pests, weeds and diseases in UK agriculture and experience of plant protection strategies coupled with bio-control and biostimulants used in the UK. A BASIS qualification is required for the position. This exciting home based role could present a natural career move for an ambitious commercial agronomist.
An attractive package, as well as opportunities to progress within the Company is on offer to the right candidate.
If you are interested in this position, please email your CV with a covering letter to email@example.com or call Brian Hutchison on 07765 222625 for a confidential discussion.