Monday, February 3, 2014

Sales & Marketing Representative

Rural Development Solutions Limited is a leading provider of off-grid power and energy solutions throughout the rural areas of Kenya.

We seek to invite applications from suitably qualified individuals for the position of Sales & Marketing Representative to be based in Ndiwa, Kendu Bay and Rodi Kopany in Homa Bay County (3 positions)


Reporting to the Sales Manager, key responsibilities for this position are:-

    •    Plan and prioritize personal sales activities and customer/prospect contact towards achieving agreed business aims.
    •    Plan and manage personal business portfolio accordingly.
    •    Prepare action plans and schedules to identify specific targets and to project the number of contacts to be made
    •    Establish and maintain current and potential client relationships in line with the agreed sales strategy
    •    Prospect for new clients and markets
    •    Co-ordination and management of client payments
    •    Communication new product and service opportunities, special developments, information, or feedback gathered through field activity to appropriate company staff.
    •    Generate periodic reports (Sales reports, Market intelligence reports, debt collections reports)
    •    Develop and implement special sales activities to reduce stock.
    •    Ensure products are priced uniformly in the outlets and work towards harmonization
    •    Execute sales promotions and overseeing merchandising activities
    •    Monitor and report on market and competitor activities and provide relevant reports and information.
Qualifications, Skills and Competencies Requirements
    •    A bachelors Degree or Diploma in Sales and Marketing or related field
    •    Strong and proven track of sales and marketing
    •    Ability to persuade and influence others, to develop and deliver presentations, create, compose, and edit written materials/reports.
    •    Strong interpersonal and communication skills, knowledge of merchandising and sales promotion techniques.
    •    Proficiency in computer applications
    •    Possession of a valid driving license would be desirable
Interested candidates should submit their applications via e-mail to asunta.wangechi@rudeso.com indicating the position of the job applied for on the subject line with a detailed resume and a cover letter stating their current position, anticipated remuneration level, e-mail, contact address, telephone number and addresses of three referees to reach us on or before 7th February 2014

The Office Manager,
Rural Development Solutions Limited,
P. O. Box 2000-00621, Village Market,
Nairobi