Check your search results here

Area Sales Managers Jobs in Kampala and Kigali

Position: Area Sales Manager – Kampala and Kigali
Number of Positions: 2 Kampala and Kigali
Department: Sales and Distribution
Reporting To: Country Sales & Distribution Manager

The Area sales manager will be responsible for New Business Development in the assigned area by prospecting, qualifying, selling and closing product sales.

Job Purpose
Responsible for the development and performance of all sales activities in the assigned market. 

Staffs and directs a sales team and provides leadership towards the achievement of maximum profitability and growth in line with company vision and values. 

Establishes plans and strategies to expand the customer base in the marketing area and contributes to the development of training and educational programs for clients and the area sales team members.

Main Responsibilities
  • Develop a business plan and sales strategy for the market that ensures attainment of company sales goals and profitability.
  • Achieve Area sales operational objectives by contributing sales information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining regional sales system improvements; implementing change.
  • Meet Area sales financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions
  • Establish sales objectives by creating a sales plan and quota for districts in support of national objectives
  • Provide timely, accurate, competitive pricing on all completed prospect application submitted for pricing and approval, while striving to maintain maximum profit margin.
  • Maintain and expand customer base by counseling Distributors, Sales representatives; building and maintaining rapport with key customers; identifying new customer opportunities
  • Recommend product lines by identifying new product opportunities, and/or product, packaging, and service changes; surveying consumer needs and trends; tracking competitors
  • Implement trade promotions by publishing, tracking, and evaluating trade spending.
  • Accomplishes sales and organization mission by completing related results as needed
  • Analyze sales trends, carry out market research
  • Accomplish Area sales human resource objectives by recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees in assigned areas; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; planning and reviewing compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree or Diploma in Sales, Marketing and sales or related field of study
  • 5 -7 years experience in FMCG
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Must be able to demonstrate sales record (3+ years) at a high level of achievement
  • Solutions-selling experience in any one or all of the following areas: Footwear, stationery, confectionery or other fast moving consumer product
  • IT Knowledge is desirable
  • Extensive experience in all aspects of Supplier Relationship Management
  • Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics and requirements.
  • Willingness to travel and work in a global team of professionals.
  • Proven leadership and ability to drive sales teams
Key Competencies/ Skills
  • Results driven
  • Posses good networking skills
  • Has ability to build rapport easily with individuals from different backgrounds.
  • Good persuasion and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills
  • Must be highly motivated
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Send your CVs to

DO NOT MISS to Subscribe below for the latest jobs to your EMAIL for FREE

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Want to know the latest news, read great articles, features, jobs and careers? Then click here