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MARKETING ASSISTANT (M/F/D)

Details

Reports to:
Director of International Sales and Marketing
Basis:
Part time (3 days/week, 8 hrs)
Location:
Berlin
Salary:
Negotiable, based on qualifications and experience
Starting Date:
As soon as possible

Background

Amatheon Agri is a European agribusiness and farming company developing and operating sustainable agriculture and food projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, headquartered in Berlin.

Coupled with the experience of its management, the company secures its success through the development of new, large scale irrigated agriculture operations, the application of state-of-the-art farming techniques and vertical integration across the agricultural value chain.

With its network of global and local strategic partners, Amatheon creates shareholder value, community improvement as well as increased and improved food production.

The international team in Berlin HQ drives project development, strategic expansion and provides finance, legal, HR and sustainability services to the group.

Job Summary

For a term of three months, you will be Amatheon Agri’s Marketing Assistant, supporting trading activities in the Sales and Marketing Department. You will research and categorize potential international grain and seed buyers, support and administer existing sales, and help further develop the company’s client base. As Amatheon Agri positions itself as a reliable supplier of high-quality and highly-nutritious foods, your role will be central in all communication, marketing and branding activities.

The position requires a high degree of independence, common sense and initiative. You will need to be self-motivated, a problem solver, and have good communication skills both internally with colleagues and external stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity for a person who wishes to work with a growing and ambitious company operating in the healthy food space.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Research potential buyers in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Russia, USA and Australia
  2. Organise and administer the company’s client database
  3. Represent the company (when needed) and make initial contact with potential new buyers
  4. Support the development of marketing material
  5. Research and identify new markets and products for the company (crops, vegetables, spices etc)
  6. Follow trends and innovations in healthy eating, products and ingredients (especially through social media)
  7. Support export / import activities including freight and logistic operations
  8. Analyse seasonal price movements in the market
  9. Support the company’s Quality Control Department as necessary
  10. Research additional certifications and assist with reporting obligations of certifications
  11. Other administrative and project tasks as required

Qualifications and Experience

  • Excellent English communication skills (C1 level writing/speech);
  • German communications skills (preferable);
  • Another language highly desired, especially Russian or Urdu;
  • Ability to use and knowledgeable in social media channels
  • Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Minimum two years professional working experience (in a similar support role);
  • Interest in agriculture, healthy food and food trends;
  • Sound judgement and ability to use common sense to find practical solutions;
  • Exceptional organizational skills, and written and verbal communication skills;
  • Detail-oriented and self-starter;
  • Flexibility with changing priorities;
  • Very strong PC skills (intermediate Excel, PowerPoint, advanced MS Word and Outlook);
  • Valid work permit for employment in Germany.

We are looking forward to receiving your complete application including your salary expectation and earliest possible starting date by e-mail (only) to career[at]amatheon-agri.com.

Please title your email ‘Marketing Assistant: [your name]’.

Due to the high volume of applications, we will only be contacting those short listed.

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