Commercial Manager

DepartmentFarmer Services

Learn About Farmerline

Do you want to improve millions of lives and leave a lasting legacy at the same time? Do you want to use your talents and skills to make a difference and not just a living? Do you want to help feed the world now and in the future? Farmerline works to reinvent how the world thinks and invests in the lives of small-scale farmers. We are working to help farmers produce and sell food. We are bold and systemic thinkers but operate lean and nimble. Since 2013, Farmerline has directly helped farmers to improve their productivity and profit in Ghana and also provided technical support to other organizations to do the same. Farmerline started its operations serving 800 farmers in the Ashanti Region of Ghana with information via mobile information services. We have supported many organizations with our tools and knowledge to improve the way they work with farmers. Over the past 9 years, Farmerline and its partnership network has profiled and served over 1million farmers and digitized over 1,000,000 acres of farmland across 16 countries in Africa. 

Farmerline is the fastest growing Agtech company in Africa with a recent pre-Series A funding of $14 million led by Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF), Oikocredit and FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank and nine other global investors. 

We are a learning organization and you will have the chance to apply your ideas and creativity to solve problems every day.  If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, and meet challenges with determination and a sense of humour, you’ll thrive at Farmerline. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from all candidates. We believe that diverse perspectives help our teams to create innovative solutions and understand our global clients’ needs. In alignment with our values, we are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce without discrimination. 



Job Title

Commercial Manager (IVC)


Farmer Services 


Country Manager 

Length of assignment



Role Overview

The Commercial Manager will lead the management of all business operations including sourcing of commodities, budgeting, client and project management and input sales of the operational area



Revenue Generation and Farmer Impact

  • Develop, plan and implement commercial plans and strategies for the operational areas.
  • Work with Sector Managers to identify and develop new potential clients, input dealers ,agribusinesses  and commodity sourcing etc
  • Map out on a continuous basis all input market opportunities and actively match the markets to the inputs and products
  • Develop weekly, monthly, quarterly & annual business reports / plans, in conjunction with Unit Heads. 

Team management

  • Lead the regional team through change, guide the team in troubleshooting challenges and provide strategic focus and direction in the operational area. 
  • Plan, execute and monitor weekly, monthly and quarterly work packages for the regional team with their key objectives and targets as agreed in respective performance management contracts. 
  • Plan for the achievement of individual and divisional targets in alignment with the strategies and policies of the company


  • Lead the procurement of logistics for sourcing, storage and distribution of farm produce and products in the operational areas, while coordinating the redistribution of inputs with the operational area.
  • Gather, report and communicate customers’ feedback on service, technology and product delivery
  • Provide support  for all projects in the zones in collaboration with other units. 
  •  Budget Management: Optimize budgets by tracking, controlling, and evaluating all expenses. 
  • Oversee and supervise the use and management of all company assets in the commercial zone - warehouses, vehicles etc

Stakeholder relations

  • Establish and manage the long-term relationships with both internal and external stakeholders (customers, business partners, suppliers, etc.) This includes continuously exploring opportunities for expanding coverage into new geographical areas and sales channels of all Farmerline  products 
  • Ensure effective communication with relevant stakeholders in a structured manner. 
  • Key Account & Stakeholder Management: Develop a key account management strategy with up-to-date joint execution plans for each account.  Develop and execute customer retention strategies.



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Agricultural science, Agribusiness, Supply chain or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience in agriculture 
  • Bilingual in French and English, ability to write and speak in both languages  
  • Decisive and committed
  • Proficient in project design, management and M&E
  • An understanding of the country’s enforcement laws and regulations 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Proven experience of managing a team



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