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Jobs Vacancies in Foundation Rural Energy Services (FRES)

Job Title: Sales and Marketing Manager

Foundation Rural Energy Services (FRES) is a company registered in Uganda to provide electricity to rural areas where there is no access to grid electricity. FRES does so by using solar energy and operates on a “fee-for-service” model, installing and maintaining the equipment for the customer. The company has operations in 3 other developing countries in Africa with its parent company in the Netherlands.
The base office for FRES operations in Uganda is in Mbarara, Western Uganda.
FRES is seeking to recruit for the positions below which shall be based in Mbarara:

Job Title: Sales and Marketing Manager

Reporting to the General Manager, and a member of the Management Committee, the overall responsibility of this role is to manage the commercial activities within the company. These shall be adapted to the facts of the intervention area of the company and consistent with its missions. Specifically, this position is mainly responsible for:

Development and implementation of marketing strategies and policies
Exploration of localities with high potential customers and market segmentation
Training of agents in the commercial field: through field trips, the role will support targeted field officers in promoting and boosting sales;
Ensuring response to a range of customer enquiries, anticipating customer needs and resolving issues as appropriate
Managing the billing system and debt collections from the customers
Evaluation of the commercial results and regular reporting of progress associated with activities at the village level

Qualifications and Experience

A graduate degree in a business related discipline.
At least 3 to 5 years experience in a fast paced sales and marketing environment at managerial level
CIM qualification is an added advantage
Knowledge on Solar Home systems is an added advantage

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
Excellent communications and presentation skills
Ability to speak local languages
Strong leadership and motivational abilities
Commitment to Customer Service
Driving skills (Motorcycle is an added advantage)
Knowledge on Solar Home systems is an added advantage
Computer literacy in Microsoft Excel and Word
Initiative and drive for results

If you are interested in any of the roles, please submit your typed application, CV and testimonials to The Recruiter, FlexiConsult Ltd, The Corporate Center, Plot 2 Parliament Avenue, Kampala (Opposite Nandos) or post to The Recruiter, FlexiConsult Ltd, PO Box 6673 Kampala. Applications should be submitted no later than Tuesday 15th February 2011

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

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