VACANCY: Country Manager

JobnetAfrica , Ivory Coast , Abidjan

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Business Services, Facility Services, Telecommunication
  • Field of Expertise: General Management, Operations
  • Work Experience: 6-10 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Only international jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Aug 05, 2016
  • Vacancy closing date: Sep 19, 2016

Job Description

Our client is one of the largest off-grid solar company in this part of Africa. They aim to reach half a million households across the
region in two years time. The company sells solar home lighting systems on a “pay-per-use” basis, making cleaner energy much more affordable, especially to users with low income.

The Position
Title: Cote d’Ivoire Country Manager (previously posted as Sales and Operations Manager)
The company will be expanding into Cote d’Ivoire in 2016, and is seeking a capable individual to turn a startup into the
largest off grid solar company in the country. This person will initially be responsible for recruitment of a
management team, leadership of that team to build and manage sales and customer service
infrastructure, and initial and ongoing implementation of the companies Cote d’Ivoire program.

Responsibilities:
Setup of the Cote d’Ivoire branch prior to launch
• Legal setup of Cote d’Ivoire business and setup of office
• Recruitment of Cote d’Ivoire management team (Customer Care, HR, Sales) and initial staff as needed
• Setup of importation
• Development of partnerships with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs)
• Selection of initial service center locations and recruitment of sales staff to run them
• Setup of office teams- call center, inventory, data and finance (data and finance supported from Accra)

Launch and ongoing leadership of the Cote d’Ivoire branch with support from Ghana HQ:
• Grow sales team and hit sales targets
• General management of company’s operations
• Manage P+L of company

Basic Qualifications:
• Fluent in French and English
• At least 5 years experience in private sector, including leadership roles, with at least 2 years experience
in a developing country
• Experience managing teams of Africans
• Experience selling to rural villagers in Africa, or experience managing sales agent networks in rural and
remote areas of Africa a big plus
• Strong stakeholder management, communication and critical thinking skills