Job Type Full Time
Job Field Sales / Marketing / Retail / Business Development
Komaza is revolutionizing African forestry by unlocking the potential for small-scale farmers to serve booming wood markets. By combining high-scale operations with digital intelligence, we are currently planting commercial-grade forests at a rate of over 1 million trees with 5,000+ new farmers per year, making us Kenya’s largest industrial tree planter. We hold the only sustainable blueprint for meeting Africa’s $30B wood supply crisis – by leveraging farmers’ contribution of land and labor, Komaza can access nearly limitless land and establish a hectare of trees for far less than big plantations.
We have been recognized with numerous awards and investments, including The Climate Policy Initiative, The Nature Conservancy, Forbes, and Novastar Ventures.
About The Team
The Komaza Sales and Marketing team are responsible for taking our wood products to market and getting the best returns for our farmers’ hard work. We build long-term sustainable business relationships with different segments of customers, and go the extra mile to best meet their needs. As a team we also look at global and national trends and anticipate future demand based on the latest developments in the industry. Market research is done on a continuous basis to see where new opportunities may arise – be it in processing, export or product diversification.
About The Role
The Sales Manager will support the Sales Operations Director and Sales team to rapidly scale untreated and treated wood product sales in 2020 and build the foundation for exponential sales growth in the years to come. As a Sales Manager, you will ensure smooth operations of the Sales department. You will explore and refine sales tactics to systematically improve the skills and practices of a highly motivated and proactive Sales team. Key for this position is that you have the ambition to develop a best-in-class sales team and are keen to always improve yourself. The Sales Manager will spend significant time in the field, but also be a thought partner with the Sales Operations Director in order to design, build, pilot and continuously improve our offerings, systems and tools to support Komaza’s fast growth.
What You Will Do
The key outcomes of this role can be roughly categorized into the following:
Supervise The Sales Team
Plan weekly and monthly activities with Sales Officers and monitor implementation
Coach sales officers to improve their planning, prospecting and sales process activities by participating in their activities and providing constructive feedback.
Support sales team with negotiations on prices, transportation arrangements, sales agreements, and longer-term relationship building
Systematically collect feedback from Sales Officers and Customers to improve Sales Training Materials and Systems.
Track and record activities and sales data for internal reporting.
Co-create Sales Plans And Strategies With Sales Operations Director
Work with Sales Operations Director to define monthly and quarterly priorities
Analyse data and provide input to Sales Operations Director to develop and refine Sales Strategy and implementation priorities
Collaborate with Design Associates to design, build and improve systems
Manage Yard Sales Officers
Supervise and support yard sales officers
What You Have
Fluent Kiswahili for relationship-building and business transactions
Experience in managing internal and external customer relationships and maintaining high professional communication standards in customer interactions
3+ years of work experience in a dynamic environment with a strong record of personal and professional development
Knowledge of wood products or the construction sector is a plus
1+ years of team management experience, ideally in a leading sales organization with a record of growing sales staff
High energy and enthusiastic
Communicate clearly and proactively
Ambitious and intellectually curious – you know how and when to seek feedback in the pursuit of continuous improvement
Make connections with a wide range of people using a strong sense for relationship building
Strong organisational, critical thinking, and communications skills with a structured approach to managing outputs
Manage projects in a structured way using plans, budgets, and tools
Leverage GSuite, and CRM pipeline tools to optimize productivity
What We Expect
You are a good fit for Komaza if you want to make a meaningful commitment to this role for a minimum of 2 years. This role is based at our headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya. The role offers competitive salary and benefits with potential for further career growth.
What’s in it for you?
Great vision without great people is irrelevant, Jim Collins wisely stated. If you share Komaza’s vision and want to help making it a reality, apply today! We offer a competitive remuneration package. You’ll get a chance to be part of an ambitious team in its early stages and have the opportunity for professional and personal growth, to further your career
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Komaza works to unlock the potential of small-scale farmers to solve Africa's wood supply crisis. Collectively, small farmers possess limitless land and labor resources to plant billions of trees. Komaza provides farmers with support across the forestry value chain, from seedlings to sawmills. With a dramatically lower-cost and more-scalable forestry model, our vision is to become Africa’s largest forestry company, growing an environmentally-sustainable wood supply and generating truly life-changing income for millions of farmers.