Area Sales Executive, Ikorodu

Ikorodu Full-time

Greenlight Planet is a multinational, for-profit business that designs, distributes, and finances solar-powered home energy products, with an underserved population in mind: the 1.3 billion global consumers for whom the old-fashioned electrical grid is either unavailable or too expensive. 

Over a decade in business, the company is now a leading global brand in emerging markets across Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.  Greenlight’s Sun King™ products provide modern light and energy to 26 million people in more than 40 countries and have sold over 10.5 million products worldwide.

From the company’s wide range of trusted Sun King™ solar lamps and home energy systems, to its innovative distribution partnerships, to its EasyBuy™ pay-as-you-go consumer financing model, Greenlight Planet continuously strives to meet the evolving needs of the off-grid market.

Greenlight stays in touch with underserved consumers’ needs in part by operating its own direct-to-consumer sales network, including thousands of trusted sales agents (called as “Sun King Energy Officers”) in local communities across local communities. For Sun King Energy Officers, this is not only a good source of income and employment but also they become an important member of their community bring light and catering to local energy needs within their communities. 

Today, with over 1100 full-time employees in 8 countries, we remain continuously impressed at how each new team member contributes unique and innovative solutions to the global off-grid challenge, from new product designs, to innovative sales and distribution strategies, to setting up better collection mechanisms, to better training strategies, to more efficient logistical and after-sales service systems.  We listen closely to each other to improve our products, our service, and ultimately, the lives of underserved consumers.

Position: Area Sales Executive (3 months Contract)

Job LocationIkorodu

Reporting to: Area Sales Manager

The Role:

The Area Sales Executive will work closely with the Partnership team to serve an existing Microfinance Institution partner by providing product and service information, supporting trade activations while resolving product issues effectively.

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Responsible for driving sales across a Micro Finance Bank channel in the assigned territory.
  • Branch level inventory management
  • Receiving client queries and resolving consumer and channel queries with stipulated guidelines and timelines.
  • Efficiently supporting trade activations and marketing campaigns as per set plans.
  • Planning and conducting product and sales trainings to partner staff.
  • Fulfilling within reasonable time aftersales and warranty requirements.
  • Consolidating reports on competition, routes traveled, branches visited and activated, sales and stock position etc.
  • Performing any other duties that may be assigned. 

The ideal candidate:

  • Has a Degree or advanced Diploma in a business administration/ sales and marketing
  • Has two to four years’ hands on experience in service/ FMCG or Renewable Energy industry
  • Is computer literate with proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word and MS PowerPoint
  • Strong customer focus
  • Keen to deliver high standards of service
  • Must work well under pressure, and ready to travel 75% of the time
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good communication skills with fluency in both written and spoken English and the main local language of the assigned teritorry.
  • Clear thinking/problem solving ability
  • Results oriented and able to prioritize measurable objectives.

We are looking for someone who is driven, passionate and excited about the opportunity to bring honest, affordable, energy to homes in Africa and Asia.  If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

Greenlight Planet offers a competitive salary, a fun, supportive work environment and opportunities for continued professional growth within a fast-growing global enterprise.

Greenlight Planet believes in equal opportunity for all people, everywhere. It is the reason we exist! So, regardless of your race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, HIV/Aids status, disability or any other protected characteristic as established by law, we will accept your application and make a decision based on your suitability for the position