Sales Manager Jobs – SolarNow

Job Title:         Sales Manager
Organisation: SolarNow
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:

SolarNow is a distribution and finance company that sells high quality solar product and appliances to households and businesses in Uganda. The company started in 2011 and has since opened 36 branches throughout Uganda, employs around 250 people. Expansion into other countries is planned for 2016.

Job Summary: The Sales
Manager is the leader of Sales and the right-hand/deputy of the Chief Commercial
Officer. The Sales Department contains a Corporate Desk and several regional
sales divisions (currently 12) with several shops (currently 36 in total), both
expected to expand. The managers of these desk/regions report to the Sales
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
In charge of the productivity levels are as per
the business plan
Ensure a client-focussed, committed,
professional sales team who is able and willing to beat the sales targets;
High client satisfaction levels;
Reporting daily to the CCO about sales
activities in the country;
Supervising Regional Sales Managers in the
design and execution of their region monthly work plans;
The incumbent will be ascertaining focused sales
force activities by providing clear sales objectives, while receiving daily
reports to be on top of the game – so no outcome is a surprise;
Work closely with other head office desks
(Marketing, Credit, Technical, etc.), sharing relevant information and
implementing new projects or policies;
Growing officers and team leaders in their
careers, by training and coaching, as well as detailed activity supervision and
the analysis of growth barriers;
Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal jobholder should have completed a BSc
and MSc/MBA degree at an accredited university.
The ideal candidate should have at least five years
of successful sales management experience, preferably in a fast growing
consumer retail / branch organization.
Broad knowledge and understanding of the challenges
of managing a decentralized sales force in the African context.
Broad knowledge and understanding of the
challenges of managing a decentralized sales force in the African context.
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to
communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization;
Strong problem solving and creative skills and
the ability to exercise sound judgment and analytical skills to make decisions
based on accurate and timely analyses of complex situations;
High level of integrity and dependability with a
strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.
Resilience under pressure, flexible thinking and
ability to adapt to change.
The jobholder must be someone who cares deeply about
improving lives in Africa with the ability to bring more than passion to the
role: you have the grit and resilience to do this work.
The applicant must be a good seller, and,
crucially, you have a deep interest in and proven excellence if it comes to
managing a sales force.
You are a natural leader able to guide
decentralized sales teams to set and achieve their targets, while working in a
complex, constantly changing and resource-constrained environment.
You love to make people around you perform
better by constant training and coaching, however you lack tolerance for
Good problem-solver, a direct and candid
communicator, excited about being hands-on without getting lost in the weeds.
Behavioral Competencies:
Challenging status quo – there is always a
better way
Not accepting mediocrity – stimulate people to
perform, replace underperformers
A leader – you are persuasive, fair, are an
example yourself and don’t hesitate to self-reflect
Focus on big things – no time for micro
“Just do it” approach – quickly fixes problems
by doing good root cause analysis, solution finding and translating to
Trust is good, control is better –
systematically checks compliance with plans and procedures
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications to the Human Resource Manager, SolarNow Uganda Services via
e-mail,, including their updated CVs (no other
Deadline: 30th September,
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