Area Sales Representative, Uganda

Uganda

Greenlight Planet is a renewable energy company focused on developing and marketing solar power products for off-grid communities in Asia, Africa and South America. We are also pioneers in technology-driven financing, enabling our customers to access credit through cloud-based lending models and partnerships with financial services providers.

At heart, we are a profit-making social enterprise inspired by the desire to drive positive change through sustainable business. We are passionate about bringing affordable energy, technology and finance to the over 2 billion people on our planet who lack access to basic resources and opportunities.

We have won numerous accolades, including the 2016 Ashden International Award for Excellence in Sustainable Energy, and our products consistently earn recognition for their quality, including “best solar lamp” by the Economist Magazine and “best-in-category” prizes from the World Bank’s Lighting Global program.

Currently, we are present in 55 countries, with major offices and operation centers in Nairobi, Kampala, Lagos, Arusha, Mumbai and Shenzhen, and our global headquarters in Chicago, USA. As we continue to grow, we greatly appreciate how each new team member contributes unique and innovative solutions to our global mission, from new product designs to brilliant marketing strategies. We listen closely to each other to improve our products, our service, and ultimately, the lives of our consumers.

Reporting to: Partnerships Advisor, Uganda

The Role:

The Area Sales Representative will run cash business with distributors, serve existing partners by providing product and service information, supporting trade activations while resolving product issues effectively.

Job Location:   -Northern Region (Gulu, Lira or Arua)

                           -Eastern Region (Mbale or Soroti)

                           -MidWestern/ Western (FortPortal, Mbarara)

                           -Central (Mubende or Mityana)

 Key responsibilities for the role:

  1. Recruiting retail distributors in the respective regions for Sun King products
  2. Developing new business; prospecting, qualifying and closing new channel partners in the respective regions
  3. Delivery of the regional revenue and unit sales targets
  4. Managing the relationships with the regional channel partners through all phases of the sales cycle
  5. Coordinating all collaborative activities that accrue to cash customers in the regions and ensuring timely execution of sales
  6. Generating periodical reports to the line supervisor indicating progress on targets and flagging gaps and how they can be closed
  7. Putting in place systems and routines that ensure recruited retail distributors in the region cover the market effectively to achieve set unit & revenue targets
  8. Representing the company in as far as national channel partner activities are concerned in the regions
  9. Collection of market intelligence on competitor; Activity, Pricing, Promotion and Innovation with periodic reporting responsibility

 

The ideal candidate:

  • A holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in any business-related field
  • At least 2 years in FMCG, Telecom or consumer electronics Has effective communication skills with excellent planning and project management ability
  • Should be locally based in; Northern (Gulu, Lira or Arua), Eastern (Mbale, Soroti), Western/Mid-Western (Mbarara, Fort Portal) Central (Mubende, Mityana) and fluent in the local dialects of the respective regions a solutions-oriented self-starter; comfortable taking on substantial work with limited oversight
  • Should be willing to travel within the region assigned 75% of the time
  • Should have a motorcycle riding permit
  • Should possess effective communication and inter-personal skills
  • Should have the willingness and ability to develop within the role

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.