Agriculturist

Resume posted by Balisioannis in Agriculture.

Desired position type: Full-Time
Location: Kerkira Decentralized Administration of Peloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian, Greece

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Summary

An accomplished Postgraduate holding a Degree in Agriculture specialising in Plant Protection combined with current MSc studies in Food Safety and Quality Management. Possess excellent chemical knowledge of pesticides as well as entomology, nematology and acarology. Solid understanding of business functions because of past ownership and management of an agricultural retail shop. Proven experience with outstanding customer service, advising and finding ideal solutions for customers in the agricultural sector. Confident collaborating with a diverse range of stakeholders and can seamlessly integrate into a team. Possess a strong attention to detail with experience meeting challenging deadlines and working under pressure.

Education

2018 – Current: University of Greenwich
MSc ”Food Safety and Quality Management”

2006 – 2012: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Faculty of Agriculture
Course: Plant Protection

2004: University of Michigan
Advanced level Certificate in English

2018: ECDL Certificate
Word Processing
Spreadsheets
Online Essentials

Experience

Position Business Owner/Shop Manager (Jan 2014 – May 2018)
Company Agricultural Retail Shop, Greece

Responsibilities:
• Selling agricultural products such as; fertilisers, pesticides, seed hybrids, farming tools, trees and animal feed.
• Providing excellent customer service, interacting with customers to find the best/ideal solutions to their needs or problems, offering a welcoming store and handling issues in a professional manner.
• Providing guidance and advising farmers in what cultivation to proceed with, and what methods of protection to apply on plants.
• Managing procurement and levels of stock and ensuring availability for customers.
• Monitoring sales growth and profitability, deciding on current/new stock for ordering.
• Managing the store budgets and ensuring effective cost control of the store, minimising wastage and shrinkage
• Merchandising throughout the store, maintaining a presentable outlook.
• Marketing the store to entice customers and apply promotions/sales relevant to the local demand.