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AFRIpads is currently recruiting for 1 vacancy: 

  1. Regional Sales Manager - Rwanda, Burundi, Congo (based in Kampala, Uganda)  

NB: Due to the overwhelming number of applications received in the past 3-weeks, AFRIpads has removed the recently advertised sales and finance roles from this list.  

Job descriptions are listed below with instructions on how to apply.  AFRIpads recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce, and encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

 

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VACANCY: REGIONAL SALES MANAGER - Kampala, Uganda

  • LOCATIONS: based in Kampala, Uganda, managing Burundi, Rwanda, Congo
  • START DATE: ASAP
  • CONTRACT PERIOD: 2-year min.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 1st, 2017

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

AFRIpads has established itself as the leading supplier of reusable sanitary pads in the East Africa region and beyond.  The company’s fastest growing market segment is supplying reusable pads and hygiene kits to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and multilateral organizations (ex. UNICEF, UNFPA, etc.) in Sub-Saharan African countries (ex. Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Nigeria, etc.).  AFRIpads seeks an exceptional Regional Business Developement Manager who will lead the company’s expansion into countries surrounding Uganda by conducting a market assessment, leading business development, and driving demand creation for the product (AFRIpads Menstrual Kits).  The ideal candidate is a determined, self-motivated individual who is keen to gain hands-on experience in the emerging social enterprise sector.

 

KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create new opportunities for the sales of AFRIpads Menstrual Kits in Uganda and neighbouring countries (Rwanda, Burundi, DR Congo) by identifying new partnerships with NGOs, UN Agencies, corporates and government bodies
  • Support the Uganda Sales Executive to create new business opportunities within Uganda (ex. Approaching corporates who will purchase the product via CSR campaigns)
  • Create sales & marketing materials for both web-based and direct marketing to customers
  • Keep an up-to-date database of all AFRIpads clients on Salesforce.com
  • Effectively manage relationships with customers, partner and stakeholders
  • Assist customers with field visits to help inform on use and care of AFRIpads to product recipients, and conduct follow-up
  • Attend conferences and trade shows to promote AFRIpads’ products and liaise with customers
  • Monitor competition by gathering current marketplace information on related products in East Africa

 

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Five (5) years minimum work experience, ideally in business development, sales, marketing, entrepreneurship, customer service, or a similar field
  • Proven ability to strategize, organize, and deliver a customized, targeted sales pitch to a broad spectrum of potential customers, partners and stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated ability to interact professionally and with sensitivity amongst culturally diverse staff and customers
  • Understanding of the NGO and relief sector in Africa
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and proactively, with excellent time management
  • Mastery of English with excellent command of the language, both written and oral
  • Complete familiarity with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience working with Salesforce CRM

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Flexibility with shifting priorities and competing demands in a fast-paced, challenging work environment
  • Willingness to work flexible hours (including evenings and weekends) and to travel across Africa (min. 50% of the time)
  • Commitment to the company’s mission and objectives, with a keen sensitivity to empower and enable value-conscious consumers through social enterprise

COMPENSATION:

AFRIpads (U) Ltd. is offering a compensation package commensurate with experience and a 2-year renewable contract.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Suitably qualified candidates should submit their CV and cover letter (statement of interest), contact information, and names and contact details of three references to the undersigned no later than July 1st, 2017. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. In case you do not hear from AFRIpads, please consider your application unsuccessful. No phone calls please. 

Submit your application to the following e-mail address: info@afripads.com with the subject line: REGIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (AFRIpads) 

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