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Chief Operations Officer , West Africa

Our client in West Africa is looking for a Chief Operations Officer.
Reporting to the Managing Director / CEO, the Chief Operations Officer will be responsible for creating and maintaining a terminal operational strategy that ensures a safe working environment, meets agreed service levels and is cost-efficient. The Chief Operations Officer is a member of the terminal senior management team and has a direct influence on the further growth and development of the terminal. He/ She oversee the operations of the organisation with a goal to meeting business goals and projections. The COO is expected to provide measurable input to the terminals business strategy within the limits of the role.

The position is responsible for:
• Setting and delivering the main operational initiatives which are within the strategy of the terminal.
• Establishing and implementing current and long-range goals, objectives, plans and policies of port operations and expansions.
• Providing leadership and direction for the Port/Terminal operations and taking responsibility for effective management and safety of all operations staff.
• Improving the quality of existing operational processes and methods on an ongoing basis, by providing input for effective local strategies for operating at optimal levels.
• Ensuring operational processes comply with HSSE policies & procedures.
• Playing a leading role in selection, negotiation and finalization of agreements with suppliers & customers including execution and maintenance of SLA’s.
• Liaising with customs agents, trucking companies, customs, port authorities, etc. to ensure that their requirements are met.
• Setting and achieving the budget for the reporting functions.
• Ensuring that the terminal adheres to the company’s Global standards on process and people development.
• Motivating, coaching and instructing all operational team members. Structuring tasks and goals, establishing efficient courses of action, setting priorities, organising information, efficiently, planning and executing daily tasks.
• Supporting programs and initiatives that emphasise incremental improvement in work process and outputs over an open-ended period of time.
• Liaising with labor unions and on behalf of the company taking part in long-term contract negotiations with labor unions. Ensuring industrial harmony with the workforce.
• Measuring and reporting on operational performance and developing plans to improve relevant key performance indicators

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
• Minimum university degree in logistics, maritime and port, or process/industrial engineering.
• Completed post-graduate studies in Port and/or Terminal Management, or related business studies is desirable.
• Minimum 7-year experience in operations management roles in the port and maritime industry, manufacturing, aviation or similar.
• Solid understanding of the container shipping industry end-to-end and an ability to relate with shipping company and other associated industry managers.
• Experience in cost and productivity optimisation through process optimisation, as well as design and implementation of new operation procedures.
• Extensive understanding of modern terminal operations and terminal management systems.
• Extensive knowledge of Terminal Operating Systems
• Fluent in English and preferably also in the local language
• Experience in finance related matters, setting budgets and reporting against financial objectives.
• Ability to meet objectives while promoting a team environment and developing people.

Critical Knowledge
• Lean knowledge and leadership
• Build Effective Teams
• Problem Solver mindset
• Effective Negotiation Skills
• Conflict Management
• Effective Communication Skills
• Collaboration
• Customer Centricity
• Agility

Our client is an equal opportunity employer, and also encourages women to apply for this role.

If you are interested in this position, please apply above or below.

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Expiring: Feb 14, 2020
Project Engineer in South Africa , South Africa

PURPOSE STATEMENT

To plan, manage, coordinate and execute tasks and processes towards ensuring Release plants are evaluated, sized, designed and costed adequately, and delivered and tested in a technically compliant manner.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

1. Operating System
a. Follow the guidelines and prescribed structures as outlined by the Release operating system
b. Establishment of standard processes and procedures, as well as marketing material for Release
c. Provide continuous input towards improvement and optimisation of the Release operating system

2. Support to Procurement Process
a. Participate to the definition and upgrade of standard design and technical solutions for Release
b. Support the Procurement team in technical evaluation of suppliers
c. Drive the simplification and standardisation of design
d. Participate to the validation process of standard solutions for Release
e. Attend tests and other assessments related to equipment

3. Support to Acquisition Phase of Release plants
a. Support the Release Sales team in technical screening new plant opportunities
b. Review technical input from potential Lessees to ensure the information / documentation provided is consistent and sufficient for an initial evaluation
c. Prepare Preliminary Designs that are used for submission of Indicative Offers: Yield studies, PV and storage sizing, interconnection principles.
d. Conduct pre-contract Site Visits and prepare Site Visit Reports
e. Review Site Visit Reports and prepare adjustments to Preliminary Designs.
f. Coordinate with Engineering, Design, Procurement and Installation teams to prepare Final Designs, in particular mini grid energy modelling, PV and storage final sizing, and interconnection details.
g. Ensure all technical parameters are incorporated in the Final Design
h. Support Procurement and Sales teams in defining Balance of Plant scope and costs
i. Manage the process to complete the technical schedules of Lease Agreements.
j. Support Sales team in negotiations of the Lease Agreement and lead with assistance to the PM to complete Project Documents, not only technical.

4. Support to Delivery Phase of Release plants
a. Ensure detailed engineering designs are implemented according to the Final Design.
b. Assess and approve design change requests
c. Provide technical support the Installation team
d. Support technical interactions with Lessee and other third parties involved at site.
e. Support the Installation team in the preparation and execution of Tests on Completion
f. Ensure that Plant related information and documentation is properly gathered and archived

5. Support to Lease Phase of Release plants
a. Provide technical support the Operation and Installation Team in problem solving.
b. Support the Installation team in the preparation and execution of the Planned Maintenance and yearly Performance Tests

6. Support to Demobilisation Phase of Release plants
a. Provide technical support the Installation Team in assessing the Plant and evaluating requirements for refurbishment or replacement of components


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Knowledge

Min:
- Degree in Electrical / Electronical Engineering
- Degree in Electro Mechanical or Mechanical Engineering
- An excellent knowledge of MS Office

Ideal:
- Project Management Certificate
- Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering

Skills
• Ability to work Independently and to multitask in a fast moving environment
• Analytical thinking
• Commercial Acumen
• Assertiveness and organisational skills
• High energy level and motivation.
• Proactive and initiative-taking
• Good at building relationships and trust, good judgement skills and high integrity
• Good communication and team skills, with ability to work in across functional team
• High social and intercultural competence
• Speak and write English fluently. Other language skills like Spanish, German, French are an advantage
• Excellent report writing skills
• Sound knowledge of contracts related to energy generation projects•

Experience

Min:
- 3+ years electrical engineering experience

This includes the following:
- 5+ years project environment experience
- 3+ years electrical transmission/distribution experience with practical experience with power generation with Diesel /HFO
- 3+ years project/process management experience
- Practical experience in site electrical construction and/or operation

Ideal:
- Strong experience in diesel/HFO power generation
- Exposure to MV distribution
- Exposure to PV Project execution
- Experience in minigrid design, energy storage and hybrid solutions (i.e. multiple energy production sources)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
• Should be available and accustomed to travel extensively internationally to 3rd world and developing countries
• Must be able to work in an open plan environment
• Must be able to work extended hours
• Valid driver’s licence

Are you interested in becoming a Project Engineer in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Mar 09, 2020
Installation Manager in South Africa , South Africa

PURPOSE STATEMENT
To be responsible and represent Release business for all operations at site, including initial site visit, installation and connection, start up and testing of the plants, and maintenance and re-testing of plants in operation. This includes management of all on site personnel, logistics, interface with Lessee and local authorities and all problem solving. Also includes all work from progress to quality, as well as HSE, CSR, security and direct management of day-to-day installation activities.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

1. Operating System
a. Follow the guidelines and prescribed structures as outlined by the Release operating system
b. Support establishment of standard processes and documentation for Release
c. Provide continuous input towards improvement and optimisation of the Release operating system

2. Support to Acquisition Phase
a. Support Sales Team in preparing indicative offers
b. Conduct pre-contract Site Visits and establish Site Visit Reports
c. Represent Release and promote Lease offering during interaction with potential Lessee Site representatives
d. Clarify the potential Lessee Site team the services expected to be performed by them (accommodation,, delivery, site preparation, provision of machinery)
e. Support Engineering Team in preparing final design for PV, BESS and interconnection to existing infrastructure
f. Support Sales Team in preparing final offers

3. Lead the plant Delivery Phase
a. Monitor with Procurement Team the delivery of Containers to the Port of Delivery and to Site
b. Monitor Site preparation activities by Lessor
c. Mobilise and de-mobilize Release Installation Team as per site requirements
d. Organise recruitment of local installation staff
e. Organise logistics at site for team and
f. Direct unloading, installation, construction and connection activities, ensuring compliance with Lease Agreement requirements, quality standards, installation budget and installation programme
g. Engage daily with the Lessee Site representatives in terms of progress, services required from Lessee, risks and quality of works
h. Represent the Lease Co in any of stakeholder engagement commitments as requested by the Project Manager
i. Manage the requirements of the Lease Co in terms of its responsibilities on the site
j. Compile weekly and Monthly Construction reports based on on-site observations
k. Decide on the corrective actions of issues with the relevant responsible parties
l. Propose and implement changes in the Plant design as necessary, coordinating with Engineering Team as required.
m. Prepare the plant commissioning and testing plans and procedures
n. Prepare the As-built documentation
o. Start-up and commission the Plant
p. Prepare and execute the Tests on Completion, report the results of the tests, and obtain from Lessee the Completion Certificate
q. Manage the following key project disciplines at site, Health and Safety, Environmental management, Quality Control, Document control of all quality documentation, Progress measurement of site activities and Community Liaison (Grievances)

4. Execute maintenance and performance test activities during Lease Phase
a. Perform the yearly Performance Tests at site and report the results
b. Prepare for and execute planned maintenance operations at site
c. Travel to site if required to support Lessee in unplanned maintenance activities
d. Update Maintenance registers

5. Lead the plant Demobilisation Phase
a. Support the Logistics Team in preparing the demobilisation of the plant
b. Mobilise Release demobilisation team with necessary tools and machinery
c. Lead the demobilisation work at site
d. Evaluate maintenance and repair requirements for the re-deployable components and make recommendation to Logistics team in concertation with Engineering team.
e. Coordinate with Logistics Team for transportation of containers from Site

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Knowledge

Min:
- Degree in in Construction Management or Engineering (electrical)
- Good technical knowledge in power distribution (LV and MV) and/or diesel/HFO power generation
- An excellent knowledge of MS Office

Ideal:
- Project Management Diploma
- Degree Electrical Engineering

Skills
• Clear thinker
• Ability to communicate clearly in a professional and business manner to various parties
• Commercial acumen
• Problem solving
• Autonomy
• Technically minded and understand clearly what is required to execute the works
• Team leader: able to lead a team in an isolated environment with planning, delegation and coordination of tasks
• Identify complex problems, review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
• Ability to compile reports and submit to management in a structured and professional manner
• Motivate, develop and direct people as they work and identifying the best people for the job
• Conflict management
• Sound understanding of multi-cultural environments

Experience

Min:
- 10+ years working experience in a construction project environment – supervisory/management role

This includes the following:
- 5+ years management of energy installation (power distribution, power generation with diesel/HFO)
- Management of all construction aspects, electrical, mechanical and civil engineering works
- Staff management, time management, cost management, quality management and production management expertise

Ideal:
- Management of medium voltage network construction projects or diesel generators installation projects

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
• Position requires extensive travel and periodic stay in developing countries
• Must be able to work in challenging environments
• Must be able to work extended hours

Are you interested in becoming an Installation Manager in South Africa? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Mar 09, 2020
Social Scientist in South Sudan , South Sudan

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer specialists a meaningful role working with local development agents. The CPS is a personnel programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It sets out to promote a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Working with church-related and civil-social partner organisations in South Sudan, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution towards civil conflict management and the sustainable and equitable development of the country through peace-building measures.

To provide professional support in the conceptual process of peace-building work as well as support in the organisational development of the Diocesan Commission for Justice and Peace we are looking for a
Social scientist for peace-building work, Rumbek, South Sudan

Your new role
Through peace-building projects, the coordination office of the Diocese of Rumbek and the members of the committees for justice and peace in the parishes promote peaceful coexistence and the non-violent resolution of disputes and conflicts in the communities. Members of the committees for justice and peace in the communities strive to support the affected population in working through their differences and misunderstandings by non-violent means.
Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
 You will provide support in the preparation and implementation of training on civil, non-violent conflict management, non-violent action, human rights and community mediation. These are designed for the local peace agents, the members of the Diocesan Commission and the committees for justice and peace at parish level.
 You will oversee the establishment and strengthening of networks with international, national and local peace agents and support the networking of the coordination office of the Diocesan Commission for Justice and Peace with potential donor organisations and partners.
 You will support the organisational processes of programme and organisational development.
 You will advise on fundraising for peace-building projects, prepare project proposals to be submitted to potential donor organisations and support the expansion of activities for justice and peace.
 You will be responsible for the proper spending and management of funds locally in accordance with the donor and AGIAMONDO guidelines. In doing so, you will work in partnership with the Diocese of Rumbek.

Your profile
 You have completed a university degree in, for example, political sciences, social science, education, peace and conflict research, interfaith dialogue competence, regional studies, African studies or theology.
 Ideally you have completed relevant further training in the field of civil non-violent conflict transformation (e.g. training as a CPS development worker, trainer for conflict transformation, mediator).
 You have at least two years of professional experience in a conflict context and already have experience working in intercultural teams.
 You adapt easily to new situations and are always culturally sensitive.
 You can communicate very well in English, verbally and in writing, and are willing to learn the local Arabic language.
 You are an EU or Swiss citizen, identify with the goals and concerns of the church-based development and peace-building work and look forward to working in a Christian-oriented organisation.

What AGIAMONDO offers
 Individual and thorough preparation
 Three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
 Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice

We look forward to receiving your detailed application by 23/02/2020.

Are you interested in becoming a Social scientist in South Sudan? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Feb 23, 2020
Head of Sales for East Africa , Kenya

Our client is a fast-growing technology company delivering solutions to agribusinesses in emerging markets.

Job Description

Objectives
1. To lead the development and retention of new and existing clients in the agribusiness industry in East Africa.
2. Engage in industry building spaces to raise the commercial profile of the company brand and expand commercial network and partnerships.
3. Grow the existing distribution partnerships to increase the scope and reach of the company's commercial activity in East Africa.

Experience and Qualifications
1. Strongly motivated and knowledgable individual that is passionate about agriculture.
2. Degree in business, marketing or related topic. Advanced degree an advantage.
3. 5+ years experience in agribusiness or cold chain logistics in East Africa, particularly in Kenya, and/or
4. 5+ years experience in sales and marketing and B2B sales of technology or services in the East Africa region, particularly Kenya.
5. Strong presentation and communication ability and the ability to communicate with C-Suite level clientele.
6. Fluency in English and a working knowledge of Swahili is an advantage.
7. Experience in commercial work in multiple countries in East Africa.

Conditions
- Full time role based in Nairobi
- Contract will be base pay and commission
- Full drivers license and having a vehicle is an advantage
- Travel outside of Nairobi and around the region at least 25% of time
- This vacancy is open to Kenyan nationals and internationals that have a valid work permit or permanent residency in Kenya

Are you interested in becoming a Head of Sales for East Africa based in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Mar 01, 2020
Lawyer or Political Scientist in Colombia

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer development workers a meaningful role working with local development agents.
The Civil Peace Service (CPS) is a staffing programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It sets out to promote a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Working with church-related and civil-social partner organisations in Colombia, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution to civil conflict transformation there and to the sustainable and just development of the country through peace-building measures.

The lawyers’ collective Colectivo de Abogados “José Alvear Restrepo” (CAJAR) has been committed to the defence of human rights and the pursuit of peace with social and environmental justice in Colombia since 1979. In order to further develop the litigation strategy, we are seeking a

Lawyer or Political Scientist Specialising in International Human and Criminal Law, Bogotá, Colombia

Your new role
The Colectivo de Abogados “José Alvear Restrepo” based in Bogotá DC is one of Colombia’s most renowned lawyers’ collectives, with decades of experience in human rights work. At this historic moment in Colombia’s history, in the context of the implementation of peace treaties, this is an opportunity for you to help the partner organisation to empower victims of violence to exercise their rights and to legally review human rights abuses and bring them to the attention of the Truth Commission and Special Jurisdiction, as well as international bodies.
The organisation is a member of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and has advisory status with the Organization of American States (OAS).

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
• You will support legal cases that come before the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).
• You will support the legal review of emblematic crimes in relation to their patterns and practices and document these for the relevant institutions.
• You will conduct workshops with victims of violence for individual and collective truth seeking and trauma counselling, and prepare and accompany their participation in legal cases brought before the relevant institutions.
• You will support the monitoring of the implementation of the Comprehensive System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-Repetition (SIVJRNR), including the documentation and publication of the results in public and their provision for strategic players at a national and international level.
• You will support the drafting of recommendations for a restorative justice system within the framework of the SIVJRNR, aimed at processing, reparation and non-repetition of the human rights violations committed.
• You will be responsible for the proper disbursement and administration of funds on site in accordance with the donor guidelines and AGIAMONDO specifications. You will work in partnership with CAJAR in this regard.

Your profile:
• You are a lawyer, political scientist or social scientist with excellent knowledge of international (humanitarian) law or similar.
• You have excellent knowledge and several years of experience in the legal review of human rights violations (documentation, systematisation, collection of evidence and preparation of criminal cases).
• You have in-depth knowledge of international human rights law, including the Inter-American Human Rights System and international criminal law.
• You have already developed individual and collective truth and remembrance processes with victims of violence.
• Ideally, you already have experience in implementing strategies of political influence in the context of transitional justice cases.
• You are fluent in Spanish, including legal terminology.
• You can act appropriately in a church context and identify with and demonstratively share the goals and concerns of church development and peace work.
• You are an EU or Swiss citizen.

What AGIAMONDO offers:
• Individual and thorough preparation
• Three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
• Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice

We look forward to receiving your detailed application by February 2, 2020.

Are you interested in becoming a Lawyer or Political Scientist in Colombia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Feb 03, 2020
Spécialiste de la paix en Cameroun , Cameroon

AGIAMONDO est le service spécialisé des catholiques allemands dédié à la coopération pour le développement. Dans le cadre du service civil pour la paix (SCP), nous offrons à des professionnels la chance d’effectuer un service riche de sens en collaboration avec des acteurs locaux du développement. Le SCP est le programme de prévention de la violence et de promotion de la paix dans des régions en crise ou en conflit. Il se mobilise pour un monde où les conflits se règlent sans violence et assiste des organisations partenaires dans toutes les phases des conflits : la prévention des conflits, la réduction de la violence et le relèvement après un conflit. En coopération avec des partenaires ecclésiastiques et de la société civile au Cameroun, AGIAMONDO entend contribuer à une gestion civile des conflits grâce aux mesures de soutien de la paix du SCP.

Pour apporter un accompagnement et un soutien dans le cadre du développement organisationnel et de la structuration de projets pour différents commissions diocésaines, leurs groupes paroissiaux ainsi que des groupes de dialogue interreligieux dans la province ecclésiastique de Garoua, nous recherchons, dès que possible, un:

Spécialiste de la paix pour le dialogue interethnique (h/f), Garoua, Cameroun

Votre nouvelle mission
La province ecclésiastique de Garoua englobe les trois régions du Nord du Cameroun et le projet porte sur trois diocèses: Maroua Mokolo, Ngaoundéré et Garoua proprement dit.
La Commission Justice et Paix (CDJP) contribue à une coexistence plus pacifique des différents groupes ethniques dans la région et travaille pour le compte de l’église diocésaine dans le domaine de la justice et de la paix. Le projet a pour objectif de faciliter le dialogue entre les autochtones et les populations déplacées/réfugiées et de contribuer ainsi à une transformation non violente des conflits, afin de favoriser une coexistence pacifique. Par le dialogue avec les différents groupes de personnes déplacées et réfugiées, il conviendra d’analyser la situation actuelle de manière approfondie afin de développer conjointement, sur cette base, des solutions pour l’avenir.
Vous aurez la chance de découvrir les régions du Nord du Cameroun et la diversité des personnes qui y vivent, ainsi que de vivre et d’encourager le dialogue entre elles.

Dans le détail, vous assumerez les tâches suivantes :
• Vous apportez conseils et soutien pour la mise en place et l’accompagnement d’initiatives de dialogue entre la population autochtone et immigrée dans la province ecclésiastique de Garoua.
• Vous apportez des conseils dans la gestion de projets et soutenez l’introduction d’un système de planification, de monitoring et d’évaluation (PME) axé sur les résultats, en tenant compte des différences entre les diocèses participants.
• Vous développez des formations pour des mesures de soutien de la paix, pour la transformation non violente des conflits et l’advocacy, et assurez la formation continue des formateurs/trices du CDJP comme de vos bénévoles. De plus, vous soutenez les collaborateurs/trices du CDJP dans l’accompagnement du comité communal et transmettez les compétences correspondantes.
• Vous soutenez la mise en réseau avec des initiatives de dialogue similaires entre autochtones et populations déplacées mises en œuvre par d’autres partenaires du SCP.
• Vous êtes responsable de la bonne utilisation et de la bonne gestion des moyens financiers sur place conformément aux directives des donateurs et aux prescriptions de AGIAMONDO. Pour ce faire, vous travaillez en coopération avec l’organisation partenaire.

Votre profil
• Vous êtes titulaire d’un diplôme d'études supérieures, p. ex. en sciences sociales, en sciences des religions, en ethnologie, en études africaines, en pédagogie, en psychologie.
• Vous possédez une expérience professionnelle avec une spécialisation dans le domaine de la paix, si possible dans un contexte ecclésiastique, dans l’idéal en lien avec l’Afrique.
• Vous possédez des connaissances théoriques et une expérience pratique dans le domaine du développement organisationnel, de la gestion de projets et de l’advocacy en lien avec l’intégration et la prise en charge des populations réfugiées et déplacées.
• Vous avez un fort désir de voyager pour collaborer en lien étroit avec les membres du réseau.
• Vous aimez travailler en étroite coopération avec l’église diocésaine du Cameroun et savez être efficace même au sein de structures simples.
• Vous appartenez à une Église chrétienne, vous vous identifiez au profil ecclésiastique de AGIAMONDO et vous partagez avec conviction les objectifs et préoccupations de la coopération ecclésiastique au développement.
• Vous êtes citoyen/ne de l’UE ou de Suisse et vous vous exprimez très bien en français et en anglais.

L’offre de AGIAMONDO
• Une préparation individualisée et complète
• Un contrat de trois ans, une couverture sociale et une rémunération selon la loi allemande sur les coopérants au développement
• Des sessions de formation continue en culture, langue ou autres domaines techniques, ainsi que des offres de coaching et de supervision et un conseil personnalisé

Are you interested in becoming a 'Spécialiste de la paix' in Cameroon? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Feb 29, 2020
Sales Manager in the UK , United Kingdom

The new Sales Manager will be responsible for the overall Sales and Business Development for our client.
Our client is a distributor for 34 countries in East, West and Central Africa.

Responsibilities:
• Day to day responsibility of all regional sales leads, follow up and strategies within the sales team
• Overseeing the regional sales offices in Dakar, Addis Ababa, Nairobi and Mombasa
• Overseeing the regional sales managers, sales support staff and local partners, both remotely and through regular office visits
• Sales team’s sales trip planning, reviews and follow up
• Direct Sales responsibility for Nigeria and Ghana, including regular visits
• CRM supervision on sales team (opportunities, activities, account management and follow up policies)
• New product, systems and solutions review and implementation within the sales team
• Development and improvement of the Company’s sales and marketing strategy
• Development of new markets, expanding customer base
• Monthly review and follow up on sales targets, sales strategies and product development
• Review and implementation of product sales pricing and margin optimization
• Sales team equipment, stock and product knowledge management.
• Sales team presentations development
• Sales team product training and sales pitch review
• Sales team SOP review and implementation
• Adherence to all company policies, procedures and business ethics and ensures that they are communicated and implemented within the sales team.
• Responsible for regular reporting to MD on all Sales team activities

Key Skills Required
• Knowledge and experience of working within the E & W African region
• Educational level minimum Bachelors
• Be ambitious/innovative/self-driven/motivated
• Proven Sales track record and sales target achievements
• Business to business sales experience
• Be IT proficient. Knowledge of CRM use would be an added advantage
• Be flexible and adaptable, and a fast learner
• Have good research and presentation skills
• Be able to fluently communicate in English (French is an added advantage)
• Have good writing skills relevant to a business set up and tone of speech
• Have high standards of professionalism and ethics
• Adheres to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes and ensures that they are communicated and implemented within the team.

Are you interested in becoming a Sales Manager in the UK? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Expiring: Feb 29, 2020

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