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Jos de Best

Jos de Best

History: Young Expert at VDS A’campo - Kenya
YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch 15

Position after YEP

Looking for a job in the agrofood sector

YEP Role

I work as a Business Developer of VDS A'campo/Holland GreenTech in Kenya. Holland GreenTech is an integrated one-stop-shop horticultural supplier and service provider. By providing products, training and service we are working on the next step of horticulture. My task is to start and develop a new healthy commercial distributor office. Which includes:

  • Building and managing long-term relationships with Dutch suppliers
  • Determine market approach and activities/actions to set-up sales and advice
  • Represent and develop business via agribusiness partners, cooperatives, network activities and visiting commercial farmers
  • Setting up a professional way of working, setting up administration, invoicing, customer relationship
  • Develop sales and advice via direct farmers advice, demonstrations and demo days

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Skills

  • Business Development
  • Sales
  • Agriculture
  • Entrepeneurship
  • Project management
Background

Nationality: Dutch
Education: BSc. Business Administration, MSc. Global Business and Sustainability

 

Experience before YEP

  • December 2016- May 2018: Tourism Development Expert (diverse employers, Madagascar/Kenya)
  • February 2016 - July 2016: Graduation Intern at Commonland
  • August 2014 – July 2016: Consultant at Antea Group
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Organisation: VDS A’campo
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