Regional Hub Manager Jobs – SolarNow

Job Title:         Regional Hub Manager
Organisation: SolarNow
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:

SolarNow is a distribution and finance company that sells high quality solar product and appliances to households and businesses in Uganda. The company started in 2011 and has since opened 36 branches throughout Uganda, employs around 250 people. Expansion into other countries is planned for 2016.

Job Summary: The Regional
Hub Manager is the leader of a regional hub region and reports to the Chief
Operations Officer. The Sales Department contains a Corporate Desk and several
regional sales divisions (currently 12) with several shops (currently 36 in
total), both expected to expand. The branch team leaders of these branches
report to the Regional Sales Manager.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
 
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Provide leadership, management and vision
necessary to ensure that the Regional Hub achieves its targets
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Develop the demands of the company and its
target groups
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Prepare, follow-up and review of financial
budgets
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The incumbent will monitor the implementation of
operational and performance objectives
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Accountable for all daily operations of the
Regional Hub (RH) and associated Market Hubs
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Ensure that operating processes and procedures
are maintained and continually improved guaranteeing a streamlined, customer
orientated business
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Regularly monitor and evaluate the performance
of the warehouse and credit Officers at the Hub branch.
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Prepare reports stating the progress of the
regional Hub related activities
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
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The ideal candidate should preferably hold a BSc
and MSc/MBA degree at an accredited university.
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The applicant must hold possess at least five years
of operational management experience in a medium sized company, three of which
in a related position.
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Proven track record of success delivering
measurable processes/operations to drive high-growth
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You are someone who cares deeply about improving
lives in Africa.
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You bring more than passion to the role: you
have the grit and resilience to do this work.
·        
You are a natural leader able to guide
decentralized sales teams to set and achieve their targets, while working in a
complex, constantly changing and resource-constrained environment. You love to
make people around you perform better by constant training and coaching,
however you lack tolerance for under-performance.
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You are a problem-solver, a direct and candid
communicator, excited about being hands-on without getting lost in the weeds.
·        
Strong business acumen: ability to
set direction, to develop and implement adequate operational and managerial
processes from scratch that are aligned with SolarNow’s strategy
·        
Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly
through formal reports, presentations, memoranda and email
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Proven record of leadership, budget management,
collaboration and engaging at senior levels
·        
The applicant must be self-motivated, with an
ability to balance multiple projects while working under tight deadlines with
close attention to detail, accuracy and quality at all times
·        
Proven ability to inspire and lead a large team,
coach and develop individuals
Behavioral Competencies:
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Challenging status quo – there is always a
better way
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Not accepting mediocrity – stimulate people to
perform, replace underperformers
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A leader – you are persuasive, fair, are an
example yourself and don’t hesitate to self-reflect
·        
Focus on big things – no time for micro
management
·        
“Just do it” approach – quickly fixes problems
by doing good root cause analysis, solution finding and translating to
implementation
·        
Trust is good, control is better –
systematically checks compliance with plans and procedures
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
their applications to the Human Resource Manager, SolarNow Uganda Services via
e-mail, recruitmentug@solarnow.eu, including their updated CVs (no other
documents).
Deadline: 30th September,
2016

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