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.

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