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Job Title: Head of Sales –Agricultural Inputs

Department: Fertilizer Agri-Input & Animal Input Sales & Marketing

Reports to: Managing Director

About the Company

Our Client is an award-winning social enterprise that treats and converts all forms of urban waste into organic fertilizer and insect-based animal protein. Then manufactures and distributes the Organic Fertilizer and Insect Based Animal Protein. 

Job Purpose Statement

Provide support to the sales and marketing team to formulate and implement the strategy so as to increase the sale of organic fertilizers and insect-based animal protein by more than 30x within 12 months.

 Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop standardized sales procedures based on the problem-led selling approach. Train and coach all sales and marketing staff to adopt problem-led selling. 
  • Increase product knowledge and understanding of the market and competition to help the sales team  find the most effective selling strategies
  • Indirect Sales: Assist in the creation of procedures and protocols designed to increase conversion of leads into sales to Agro vets and distributors. 
  • Direct sales: Assist in the creation of procedures and protocols designed to increase conversion of leads into sales to large-scale farmers and corporates. 
  • Work with the marketing department to help improve brand awareness and brand loyalty. 
  • Improve the organization’s capacity to generate leads for large-scale farms, corporates, and partners for the sale of organic fertilizers by (a) leveraging on your extensive network in this sector (b) setting a structured approach to help sales managers to improve their capacity to the network. 
  • Improve the organization’s capacity to generate leads for feed millers for the sale of insect-based animal protein by (a) leveraging on your extensive network in this sector (b) setting a structured approach to help sales managers to improve their capacity to the network. 
  • Develop and implement proposals that will enhance sales excellence that leans heavily on data and evidence-based decision-making. 

 

 Skills, Qualifications & Experience 

  • Degree or higher-level education in an Agricultural related course
  • Previous experience in significantly scaling up agri-input sales 
  • >10 years’ experience in consultative B2B selling
  • >10 years’ experience in building and managing sales teams, preferably in direct sales with a clear track record of high performance
  • Aptitude for numbers and data-driven decision-making
  • Knowledge of the agricultural inputs market for small and medium-scale farmers is a must.
  • Knowledge of the agricultural inputs market for large-scale farmers and corporates is a must. 
  • Willingness to work outside of Nairobi and travel to support the sales team approx. 60% of the time.
  • Valid driver's license and min. 10 years driving experience

How to Apply:

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience, please make your application through careers.kenya@nftconsult.com.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

 

Job Details

Level : Management level
Industry : Marketing / Advertising / Sales
Salary : Confidential
Experience : 10 Years
Applications : 6
Locality : Nairobi, Kenya
Eligibility : Bachelor
Company : Nft consult
Posted By Nft consult / 29 Mar 2021

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