Saro Agro Sciences Limited Job Vacancies (3 Positions), July 2017

Saro Agro Sciences Limited, the leader in the Nigerian Crop Protection Industry,  is currently seeking to employ suitable and qualified candidates for the following vacant positions below:

  1. Channel Development Officer
  2. Crop Officer
  3.  Head of Account

*Job Title: Crop Officer

Location: Ibadan, Oyo

Job Description

  • The Crop Officer is saddled with the task of working with a selected farmer ecosystem to provide complete agro input solution to them in an innovative manner using Crop Science Approach and ensuring adoption of input bundle by farmers to improved farm yield and quality.
  • He will work with other relevant collaborators within his ecosystem and supervise the technical officer at delivering on their Objectives.
  • The Crop Officer will also advise on other crops of interest, current gaps that the company can leverage and better influence the farmers’ decisions.
  • He’s the project Manager of the Entrenchment activities within designated areas and Crops and reports directly to the Business Head of Saro Agrosciences.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Farmer registration and documentation
  • Input assortment and distribution to the customer/farmers
  • Maintain linkage and contacts with Farmers connected through Licensed Buying agents or Organizations.
  • Monitor and make input bundle available to farmers for their farm use
  • Train farmers Good Agric Practices and improved agronomic practices that will enhance yield and quality
  • Input assortment and delivery to the demo plot
  • Demo monitoring and evaluation
  • Organized field days
  • Identify drop point of interest for seeds
  • Prepare Sales Plan per DP
  • Review sale plan and aligned
  • Distribution of seeds to Drop Points for quick off take by farmers


  • B.Agric (Extension, Agronomy, Rural Development)
  • Technical Knowledge in Agronomy
  • 3 – 5 Years’ experience
  • 25 – 30 years old

Application Closing Date
14th July, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Clik here to apply online


*Job Title: Channel Development Officer

Location: Ibadan, Oyo

Job Description

  • The channel development officer / Key Accounts officer is responsible for managing and developing Saro DDVP business outside core consumer goods markets via our Distribution partner, Project Lion (PL)

Primary Responsibilities

  • Performance Tracking
  • Project Lion Wholesale and Retail Engagement
  • Project Lion Associates engagement
  • Promotion and Trade Loader Management
  • Stock Management And Product Availability
  • Trade Assessment and Engagement Process
  • Process Improvement

Special Skills & Key Behavioral Competences
Technical Competence:

  • Ability to travel at short notice
  • Ability to Influence/Leadership qualities
  • Experienced Data Analyst
  • Good Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point & Microsoft Word.
  • Efficient at delivering tasks and reports

Saro Behavioral Attributes:

  • Speed & Aggression
  • Integrity
  • Shared Mind-set
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Accountability
  • Customer Connection
  • People Management and leadership

Qualification & Track Record of Performance:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 2-3 years’ experience in Sales & Marketing function.
  • Strong technology skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Strong analytical skills and adept at problem solving
  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal skills)
  • Required Age: 26 – 35 years

Application Closing Date
19th July, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Clik here to apply online


*Job Title: Head of Account (HOA)

Locations: Ibadan – Oyo, Ilesa – Osun, and Kaduna

Job Description

  • Successful candidate will be responsible for the strategic financial overview and is expected to apply financial acumen and business expertise to establish adequate and functional controls in the financial reporting systems of the business Unit.
  • Ability to prepare financial statements from the beginning to the end and articulate complex issues in a straight forward manner must be demonstrated clearly.
  • Responsibilities include reporting, budgeting, forecasting, tax, compliance and payables functions for the Business unit.
  • The role will also form part of the Business Unit’s leadership team, provide leadership for the Finance function by managing a team of direct reports, ensure best practice and be proactive in implementing change as appropriate to Finance processes, systems and reporting.
  • A good knowledge of IFRS is key.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Ability to create a culture of high performance and people management.
  • He/she should be able to align functions and resources, and deploy people and skills optimally to achieve strategic priorities.
  • Able to present reports competently and confidently to the Group senior management and negotiate effectively with business partners
  • Must have clear focus, give attention to details and be a strategic thinker who is focused on execution.
  • Strong financial/analytical experience.
  • Must possess People Management Skills.
  • Able to work to tight deadlines
  • Work experience in an ERP environment. Particularly, knowledge of Microsoft Navision will be an added advantage.
  • Stock Management.


  • B.Sc in Economics, Finance, or Accounting, is required.
  • Must be a Chartered Accountant (ACCA or ACA).
  • An MBA or equivalent postgraduate management degree will be an advantage
  • Applicant must have 7-10 years working experience
  • Age: 30 – 38yrs old

Application Closing Date
July 14, 2017

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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