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Value Chain and Market Development Consultant
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Position : Value Chain and Market Development Consultant
Department : Business Development Department
Location : Hanoi

 

 

Key Organizational Relationships

Report to : Business Development Manager

 

Value Chain and Market Development Consultant

Vietnam

To further increase our positive impact on the agribusiness sector of Southeast Asia and complete our consulting team in Hanoi, we are looking for a Value Chain and Market Development Consultant with excellent skills in gathering data and using the data to develop insights that identify key issues and solutions to further strengthen value chains.

The ideal applicant is a self-motivated individual with high potential to discover novel insights in all socio- economic and financial aspects of agriculture value chains – from production to processing and trade. 

You enjoy variety in your work and seek the opportunity to better understand the systems and processes that deliver safe and quality food from the farm to your fork. As a consultant you are excited by the challenge of mastering new topics, enjoying the process of gathering data, through both qualitative and quantitative methods, analyzing this data and then providing recommendations on key challenges and potential solutions to those challenges. The scope of work covers all agricultural sectors and all stages of food chains: from input supply, primary production to processing, trade, and consumption. As part of the multi-disciplinary Fresh Studio team, you will play a key role in applying these insights to change product chains into value chains.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

Work in a multi-disciplinary team to analyze the structure, conduct and performance of various food chains, ultimately turning the insights gained into concrete proposals of actions that can be implemented to improve the chain. 

Analyze the characteristics and financial performance of all actors in a food chain, from input supply till final consumption, identifying strengths and weaknesses that can lead to future performance improvements.

Conduct cost benefit analysis on investments that aim to upgrade product chains to value chains.

Undertake market and sector studies that will provide insights in the structure, conduct and performance of certain markets. 

Monitor assigned agricultural sectors, including assessing trends that affect agricultural production, distribution, and consumption.

Build an extensive network among farmers, traders, companies, authorities, and financial institutions to stay informed about agricultural developments.

Support the business development manager in client management processes

Implement the assigned work plan in a professional, independent and timely manner

Support project leaders in administrative tasks and logistics

 

Desired qualifications and skills

Experience:

At least 3 years of professional experience

Experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research methodologies 

Experience in project management

Experience in client relationship management

Experience in marketing and/or agriculture a plus

 

Special Skills required:

Strong analytical skills

Strong presentation skills

Excellent both in oral and written Vietnamese and English.

Excellent organizing and planning skills as well as high level of attention to detail 

Able to work independently while being a team player with a hands-on mentality

Fluency in office software

Advantage if fluent in other research software (ie : SPSS, R etc)

Professional attitude

Result driven

Passion for sustainable food

Proactive and a positive thinker

Eager to learn and discover

Available to travel to field work sites across Vietnam and/or the region

 

Education:

Minimum requirements: A MA/MSc university degree in an analytical and/or business-related field of study.

 

 

If this sounds like the role for you then please send your motivation letter and a CV detailing your qualifications and previous experience to: yourcareer@freshstudio.vn