Job Vacancies at AgriCensus

Current Vacancies at Census

Current Vacancies at Census

  • Sales and Business Development Manager
  • Editor, Agriculture

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Sales and Business Development Manager

Location: London, travel required

Reports to: Managing Director

Full time position

Start date: ASAP

Who are we:

Census Commodity Data Ltd was formed in August 2017 by commodity market journalist and business professionals who believe there are opportunities to provide insightful news and robust pricing information in a range of commodity markets.

After launching into two areas in late 2017, we are now looking to further develop our products and expand into other commodities.

Job Description

We are looking for a dynamic, key member of our young organisation who is going to be instrumental in taking us to the next level of development.

You will be committed to helping us rapidly build our brand awareness by establishing relationships with major global companies and ensuring they have tried our service. Thereafter, you will convert them into paying clients, manage the account, feed their requests back and handle the renewal.

For the right candidate, there will be additional opportunities to build and manage a team of both inside and field sales people.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop client relationships: identify, initiate contact and build our brand awareness among key users;
  • Close sales at the appropriate levels;
  • Secure contract renewal and grow revenues for each client;
  • Understand company organisation, strategy and priorities through extensive mapping and strategic planning, grow network of users, grow usage, successfully convey benefits of our service and methodology, establish us as must-have and develop partnership style relationship;
  • Provide expert research support to all clients, through detailed understanding of our products and markets;
  • Collaborate with industry teams;
  • Develop product offering to meet the changing needs of our client base; and
  • Leverage research and industry expertise into the client base.

Performance Measures:

  • Incremental revenue/upsell – against monthly and annual targets;
  • Completeness of client maps/org charts, knowledge of clients’ businesses;
  • Upsell strategy for all clients and clear plan to execute said strategies;
  • Number of new users registered on the service;
  • Number of meetings and demonstrations; and
  • Number of live upsell opportunities in pipeline, proposals submitted.

Skills/Proficiencies required 

You must be passionate, energetic, intelligent and likeable!

In addition, you will

  • Be a highly self-motivated professional with a proven track record of managing client relationships and delivering incremental revenue in the B2B information space, ideally in commodities;
  • Possess excellent networking, communication and presentation skills that allow you to uncover new opportunities and deepen client relationships;
  • Have the tenacity, drive, commercial awareness and persuasiveness to close deals;
  • Be target oriented;
  • Be able to manage workload across all clients, balancing proactive commercial activities with reactive client support;
  • Be able to quickly develop knowledge of market trends and dynamics; and
  • Be fluent in English and at least one other language, preferably Spanish, French, Dutch or German.

Why work for Census Commodity Data?

We are a small business, with big ambitions and this is a unique opportunity to join us at an early stage of our development to help form the company direction.

Work with experts who have an unrivalled track record of success.

Remuneration

TBD
Salary, target-related bonus and potential to join the corporate share options scheme

 

To apply, please send your details to info@censuscommodities.com or contact: Andrew 07880 095774

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Editor, Agriculture

Location: London with occasional travel required, although other locations may be considered for the right candidate.

Reports to: Editorial Director

Full time position

Start date: ASAP

Who are we:

Census Commodity Data Ltd was formed in August 2017 by commodity market journalist and business professionals who believe there are opportunities to provide insightful news and robust pricing information in a range of commodity markets.

After launching into two areas in late 2017, we are now looking to further develop our products and expand into other commodities.

Job Description
We are looking for a market reporter with at least three years’ experience of covering opaque commodity markets to report initially on the rapidly-developing wheat, corn and soy markets.

The role involves writing a mixture of real-time news, news analysis as well as price reporting, roughly in three equal measures.

As such, the candidate must have some experience of writing tight copy under time pressure and have a willingness to write longer-form journalism that seeks to join the dots and educate.

You will be part of an international team, and being a team player is of utmost importance.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing editorial team setting new standards in their given coverage areas. Therefore, the successful candidate will have energy and enthusiasm for discovering and reporting new information.


The role will offer you:

  • International exposure;
  • Opportunities to advance within the team and the company as it grows;
  • International travel to meet the industry and establish key relationships;
  • Exposure to high-level industry executives and policy makers;
  • Extensive social media distribution of your work;
  • A future career path into covering different commodities and industries as the company grows;
  • Insight into sales and marketing campaigns; and
  • Additional, on-the-job training and feedback on writing news, longer-form journalism and sub-editing.


Responsibilities

  • Reporting on trading activity in the global agriculture markets;
  • Assessing markets based on physical bids, offers and traded information in line with our published methodology;
  • Identifying and writing vanilla news stories;
  • Writing commentaries explaining the key trends that drive prices;
  • Crafting analysis pieces that take a forward view without editorialising;
  • Representing Census at industry events, such as conferences or in face-to-face meetings;
  • Providing editing support for our agriculture services; and
  • Identifying opportunities to improve our methodology or launch new price assessments.


Qualifications, experience and competencies

  • Three years of reporting/writing experience;
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate across a wide range of groups and personalities, internally and externally;
  • Clear, concise writing style, strong editing skills;
  • Proven analytical ability and comfortable handling numbers;
  • Understands basic maths, economics and statistics principles; and
  • Excellent English writing skills, fluent or native in at least one of Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish.


Why work for Census Commodity Data?

We are a small business, with big ambitions and this is a unique opportunity to join us at an early stage of our development to help form the company direction.

Through working with a highly experienced team of journalists and industry professionals, we can offer the training, support and opportunities that larger organisations cannot.

Work with experts who have an unrivalled track record of success.

 

Remuneration

Salary depending on experience.

Eligible to join the corporate share options scheme.

To apply, please send your CV, covering letter, your three best stories and three key questions about this role or the company to: andy.allan@agricensus.com and tim.worledge@agricensus.com

Or for an informal chat contact Andy at 07709 418673 or Tim on 07811 502747