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Career Opportunities in Watervale Investments, Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Customer Engagement Officer
 
Location: Mombasa Road, Nairobi with travel across Kenya
 
Start: ASAP with some flexibility

Important Notes: Please carefully follow the application instructions at the end of this document.  Watervale Investments will never ask applicants for payment as part of the application process.

About Watervale Investments: Watervale Investments is a young and quickly-growing company serving Kenya’s furniture industry. 

Backed by European and American investment, our mission is to make quality furniture more available and affordable to millions of Kenyans. 

We believe in being a fair and honest employer and providing our employees with opportunity based on performance and merit.

About the Position: The Customer Engagement Officer role will focus on developing and managing relationships with our customers.  

The officer will be responsible for all aspects of our customer relationships – from customer acquisition to marketing new product lines to account management.  

This is an excellent opportunity for an early-career professional with strong customer relations and analytical skills to take up a business-to-business engagement role.  

The Customer Engagement Officer will be based from our office on Mombasa Road (near Cabanas), but will travel regularly within and outside Nairobi.  

Regular visitation to customer shops will be an important part of the role.  Candidates should therefore be comfortable with significant travel and field work.

This is a long-term, salaried position with the added opportunity of earning commissions from sales.  

Our company is growing quickly and there are ample opportunities for professional development and career growth for exceptional candidates.

Goals and Responsibilities

Account Management
  • Take responsibility for placing orders according to credit rules and credit limit established by your supervisor
  • Manage customers’ payment schedule and ensure that customers adhere to credit limits
  • Build long-term relationships with clients and service recurring order needs
  • Provide all customer support required by the clients in your portfolio
Network Within the Industry and Identify New Clients
  • Build and grow relationships within the furniture manufacture industry
  • Use industry networks and other means to generate new leads on an on-going basis
  • Develop a strong understanding of competitors and competing products on the market
Present Products to Prospective Customers
  • Pursue leads, research prospects and make initial introductory calls
  • Make product presentations which show an in-depth understanding of our products and the client’s needs
  • Offer recommendations to your supervisor about creditworthiness of new customers
  • Close relationships and coordinate orders with our warehouse
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • A preference for 1-2 years’ experience in a role with sales or customer relations responsibilities
  • Furniture industry knowledge or experience is a plus, but not a requirement
  • Extremely strong interpersonal skills and success developing productive professional relationships
  • A mature professional who can comfortably relate with business owners and senior purchasing managers
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail—ability to analyze customer statements and proactively identify and address issues with customer accounts
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Eager to join a young, quickly-growing organization and team
Benefits: Competitive salary for entry level position, participation in a private pension scheme, opportunity for advancement and coaching by the company’s international directors.

Job Title: Shopkeeper 
 
Location: Gikomba Market, Nairobi
 
Start: ASAP with some flexibility

Important Notes: Please carefully follow the application instructions at the end of this document.  Watervale Investments will never ask applicants for payment as part of the application process.

About Watervale Investments: Watervale Investments is a young and quickly-growing company serving Kenya’s furniture industry.  


Backed by European and American investment, our mission is to make quality furniture more available and affordable to millions of Kenyans.  

We believe in being a fair and honest employer and providing our employees with opportunity based on performance and merit.

About the Position: The Shopkeeper (Gikomba) plays a key role in ensuring broad supply and distribution of our products.  

The role involves running our distribution depot in Gikomba Market, where a store of our products is kept for supply to traders within the market.  

This is an excellent entry-level opportunity for anyone interested in gaining experience in customer relations and marketing.  

This shopkeeper will be based full-time at our depot in Gikomba.

Goals and Responsibilities

Attend to the Depot
  • Accurately receive goods
  • Accurately track the sale of goods
  • Receive and promptly remit cash paid by customers
  • Responsibly and strictly manage all cash and stock with which you are entrusted
  • Open and close the depot
  • Keep the shop clean and orderly
  • Promptly report any difficulties to management
Market Products and Manage Customer Relations
  • Convince customers to purchase products from the depot
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Support with market research activities within the market
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • No formal qualification or experience requirements – we will train you on the job
  • Skills/abilities:  good analytical and numerical skills, accuracy and attention to detail, ability to take initiative, problem-solving skills, customer-oriented, flexible, hardworking and driven
  • Eager to join a young, quickly-growing organization and team
Benefits: Competitive salary for entry level position, participation in a private pension scheme, opportunity for advancement and coaching by the company’s international directors.

To Apply

Please visit the link below to apply online for this and any other available positions:

http://www.watervale.co.ke/vacancies

If you have any questions or problems, please email watervale.recruiting@gmail.com, however please note we cannot receive applications via this email address.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email or phone for an interview. 

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