5 Jul 2024

Research and Product Development Manager at RMG Ghana Limited

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Job Description

Job Title: Research and Product Development Manager

Reporting to: Head of Sales

Direct Report: Product Trials Specialist

Location: Accra

Job Summary: The role will be responsible to create synergies and develop new agricultural products and practices to support the portfolio development. The role encompasses three (3) main pillars: innovation, variety development and technical support.

Key Responsibilities

1.     Conduct thorough market analysis to identify trends, competitor activities, and customer preferences in the industry.

2.       Evaluate market opportunity alternatives and present best alternatives to sales team including cost, risks and benefits.

3.       Assess the profitability of new products through market research.

4.       Monitor product performance, assess financial viability, and contribute to budgeting and forecasting processes.

5.       Identify and develop new technologies and products that will add value to the company.

6.       Collaborate with cross-functional teams to conceptualize, develop, and launch innovative agro-input products that align with market demands.

7.       Streamline the supply chain process to ensure timely and efficient delivery of agro-inputs, minimizing costs and maximizing profitability.

8.       Implement and oversee quality assurance protocols for product portfolios to maintain high standards and compliance with industry regulations.

9.       Work closely with sales, marketing, and operations teams to provide technical support, clarify product requirements and support product launch while ensuring seamless coordination and implementation of product strategies. i.e., positioning, pricing, cost changes etc.

10.   Coordinate the trials of seeds, agrochemicals, organic products at RMG stations or with EPA, CRIG or any other external partners and regulatory bodies.

11.   Lead the registration process with EPA, CRIG, PPRSD, QCCL, universities or any other institutions as required by law or regulations.

12.   Stay updated on agro-input regulations and standards, ensuring all products meet legal requirements and certifications.

13.   Gather feedback from customers, analyze market demands, and integrate insights into the development and improvement of portfolio planning.

This job description is subject to potential modification in response to strategic shifts within the organization. As the company evolves, duties and responsibilities outlined herein may be adjusted to align with the changing needs and goals.


Education & Experience

·        Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture.

·         Master’s degree or relevant professional certification is a plus

·         Proven work experience of minimum of 7 years and track record in Agronomy or agro-input sourcing and trading or a related industry.

·         Deep understanding of agro-input market dynamics and trends.

·         Working knowledge of regulatory requirements related to agro-chemicals, fertilizers, seeds, tools, equipment, and other agricultural inputs.

·         Awareness of industry trends, technology and developments

·         Proficiency with MS Suite

Essential Skills and Attributes

·         Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.

·         Negotiation skills and contract management

·         Stakeholder management skills

·         Team player

·         Ethical

·         Leadership and managerial skills

·         Proven ability to think outside the box with demonstrated creativity.

·         Ability to meet deadlines and deal with pressure, particularly around planning and harvesting seasons.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 19th July, 2024

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