Sales Jobs in Uganda 2011

Job title: Sales Agent, Northern Uganda
Category:     Sales & Marketing   
Location:     Lira or Gulu, Uganda
Employment Type:     Full-Time
Summary:     BASE Technologies is a Uganda‐based company, 90% owned by Barefoot Power (Australian). The company focuses on the marketing and distribution of solar lighting and energy products aimed at the rural and peri‐urban population. In Uganda 85% of the population lacks access to electricity, being mostly dependent on kerosene or paraffin for lighting. The problems of high cost, fire hazards and health issues related to this type of lighting are solved through the modern energy solutions marketed by BASE Technologies. The product range marketed by BASE Technologies is branded “Firefly”. This product range includes home solar powered desk lamps, home lighting systems and phone charging equipment. BASE Technologies aims to further develop its distribution network for these products. smart solar
Description:     BASE Technologies is seeking a mature, enthusiastic and independent sales representative to develop new markets for FireflyTM solar products. This person will manage existing accounts and build relationships with new distributors in Northern Uganda after an orientation period at head office in Kampala. This person will also be called on to assist with management of existing sales programs and development of new sales programs.
Requirements:     Experience Required
•5 years sales experience in rural and urban communities
•University degree in business, management or marketing or comparable experience
•Wholesale (B2B) sales experience
•Account management/customer care experience
•Proven success in building a business and improving sales
•Experience with target driven performance measures and compensation models
•Understanding of rural Ugandan communities
•Experience with record‐keeping and managing a budget
•Established relationships with markets and retail dealers a plus

Skills/Attribute
•Independent and result drive
•Entrepreneurial – able to think outside the box
•Organised and reliable
•Able to communicate with and motivate in a variety of ways
•Good time management
•Creative problem-solving abilities
•Willing and able to travel
•Sensitive to rural community needs
•Easily understands technical concepts
•Effective written and oral communication
•Able to maintain professional internal and external relationships that meet company core values

Language requirements: English and regional local language required

Computer requirements: Good knowledge of MS Office
NO RELOCATION WILL BE PROVIDED – Only residents of Uganda need apply

Closing Date:31 December 2010

Contact Info: Becca Schwartz
BASE Technologies

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