Friday, July 03, 2015

Sales Coordinator

Role Title: Sales Coordinator
Role Type: Full ­-time
Location:Tanzania (various locations, initial training period in Arusha)

Company Description:The company exists to provide affordable and reliable energy (RENEWABLE AND SOLAR POWER) to communities that currently lack such power. The company utilizes distributed renewable energy to sell power as a service to customers who suffer from an expensive grid, an unreliable grid, or have no electrical grid access at all. It is headquartered in Arusha, Tanzania and founded by a team of world-­class, venture­-backed entrepreneurs.

Job Description:
We are seeking a highly motivated and entrepreneurial professional to lead the Sales Department of our company’s next regional business unit. Working with the Regional Manager (RM), the Sales Coordinator (SC) will drive sales in their region. We provides Sales Coordinators with initial training in Arusha and support during the initial stages of expansion. The Sales Coordinator is expected to use his/her own experience and creativity to build a Sales team in line with our culture and values. This role offers a tremendous opportunity to experiment and innovate within the confines of a fast-growing start-up organization.

Primary Work Responsibilities:
• Supervise the Sales Department including:
– supervising and planning Sales Officer (SO) activities including the recruitment, training and auditing programs;
– providing support and feedback for development of new training and procedural manuals;
– monitoring agent activities to ensure quality services and make recommendations for improving agent productivity; and
– facilitating the AS team to develop and document best practices for agent Sales.
• Support the Regional Manager to build the team and operations.
• Be punctual and professional with all staff, customers, contractors and in all ways act as a dedicated agent of the POWER team. Act as an example to others in following employee policies and procedures.
• Provide leadership in coordinating between regional and national departments by facilitating strong inter-departmental communication, developing tools for collaboration between departments, and planning staffing according to department needs.
• Lead quality assurance processes including field evaluations, audits and up-trainings of agents and installers.
• Follow financial and reporting policies, complete time sheets, project forms, financial forms and other administrative duties as required to fulfill the position.
• Maintain personal and company equipment inventory. Ensure all tools and equipment are accounted for and maintained. Be responsible for reporting any equipment needs to supervisor, and ensure material inventory stocks are kept up to date.
• Follow all standard safety procedures and our safety policies. Work in a safe and secure manner at all times. Dress appropriately and professionally.

Required Skills & Experiences:
• 4 years work experience
• 2+ years of experience working in sales, training experience helpful
• 1+ years of direct supervisory experience in a relevant field
• Excellent attention to details
• Excellent computer skills
• Bachelors degree in a relevant field with a record of strong academic performance
• Demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship, including the ability to flourish in dynamic, ambiguous environments and to drive work independently
• Experience working in a high-pressure work setting
• Desire to coach and mentor others
• Willingness to work a variety of hours as business demands, including late nights, weekends, and holidays
Required Skills & Experiences:
• Bilingual English and Swahili
• Education and/or work experience in renewable energy or energy access programs
• Ambition to grow professionally and contribute to the development of the company

How To Apply:
Interested and serious candidates can send their resumes to,

mentioning also 2 contacts of their referees (past employers or colleagues, family members will not be counted as referees.

NB: Only Tanzanian Citizens will be considered for this position.