Sales and Distribution Manager Vacancy – International Company

Organization: International
Company
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
About
US:
A big
international company in a joint partnership with an established local player
in the agricultural sector.
Job
Summary:
The Sales and Distribution Manager will actively support the company’s operations.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities:
·        
Manage the transportation of goods from the
factory to the agents and consumers.
·        
Regularly review and approve purchase orders in
line with the Company policies and procedures.
·        
Review operational records and reports to project
sales and determine profitability.
·        
Guide dealers and distributors on policies and
operating procedures to ensure functional effectiveness of business.
·        
Manage a team of sales & account executives in
meeting daily and monthly targets.
·        
Attend local trade shows & exhibitions –
working with the Marketing team on new product launches and variety of other market
communications initiatives
·        
Maintains sales volume, product mix, and selling
price by keeping current with supply and demand, changing trends, economic
indicators, and competitors.
·        
In charge of monitoring and management of stock
levels, and delivery times of the different products.
·        
In charge of the coordination and control of the
order cycle. The incumbent would also be expected to monitor quality, quantity,
cost and efficiency of the movement and storage of goods.
·        
Building and growing working relationships with
new retailers and enhancing existing relationships to maximize sales &
margin returns.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The Sales and Distribution Manager should hold a University
degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Commerce, Economics or related
field from a recognized institution. Possession of a Master’s or professional
qualification in the same area would be an added advantage.
·        
At least five years’ managerial experience in
leading a Sales & Distribution function for a brand or range of products.
·        
Past experience of managing teams is highly
desirable, including the ability to carry out personnel evaluations, set
performance targets, engage new employees and identify and possibly deliver
training.
·        
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
·        
Working knowledge of Microsoft office and relevant
industry standards and practices.
·        
Possess the ability to understand competitive
analysis and be a knowledge base for the product range.
·        
Excellent communication skills are required,
including both verbal and written presentation skills.
·        
Ability to map all the retailers by name, type,
number of stores etc.
How
to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter along with a
detailed CV and relevant professional/academic certificates to: mumic2003@yahoo
com.
NB:
All shortlisted candidates should expect to be contacted by 19th
June, 2015.
Deadline:
15th June, 2015

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