10 Entry Level Sales Officer Job Opportunities – Mukwano Group of Companies

Organization: Mukwano Group
of Companies
Job Ref: MIUL/SO/09/01/2017
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Regional Sales
Manager
About US:
The Mukwano Group of Companies is the leading manufacturer of Fast
Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) in the Great Lakes region, producing a wide range
of market leader brands in soaps, edible cooking oils and fats, detergents,
beverages, personal care products and plastics.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:   
  • Coordinate secondary market orders with
    the CP and promptly advise on delivery
  • Manage and ensure primary and secondary
    targets are achieved for the assigned territory
  • Implement sales improvement initiative
    strategies in retail markets
  • Audit and advise CPs on acquisition of
    appropriate logistics and man power resources to support retail expansion
    distribution
  • Empirically update customer databases and
    submit on a weekly basis
  • The jobholder will guide CPs sales team to
    optimize product placement into secondary markets
  • Monitor usage of coolers in assigned
    territory and submit status report to the Regional Sales Manager
  • Regularly monitor the usage of company
    distribution panel vans in assigned territory and provide performance
    report to the Regional Sales Manager
  • Provide a daily price analysis for towns
    in assigned territory to the Regional Sales Manager
  • Ensure that the CP route sales trucks are
    being optimized for retail / wholesale distribution with adequate
    frequency to ensure product visibility
  • Ensure appropriate product display in
    retail and wholesale outlets at eye contact level
  • Develop new accounts in assigned territory
    and advise CPs to effectively supply products
  • Ensure that sales information system
    reports are maintained by CPs and updated on time as required
  • Follow up on customer balances as per
    credit days and advise on invoices due for clearance
  • Participate in sales promotion activities
    including: trade fairs and sales campaigns
  • Keenly analyze CP floor stock and give
    advice on order booking in relation to CP targets.
  • Prepare and submit weekly market
    intelligence reports to the regional sales manager
  • Supervise and guide merchandisers for
    optimum product visibility in supermarkets and retail outlets
  • Prepare and submit reports to your
    supervisors as required within the timelines stipulated
  • Perform any other duties that maybe
    assigned from time to time by the Regional Sales Manager or Head Office
    Sales staff.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold
    a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Administration, Marketing or any
    other related field. Possession of a Post Graduate Diploma is an added
    advantage
  • At least two years of relevant experience
    in a large manufacturing set up.
  • Ability to work independently should have
    excellent selling skills, effective communication skills, excellent
    customer care skills, sound decision making skills and ability to work in
    the field.
  • Integrity, flexible, good interpersonal
    and problem solving skills.
  • Have a positive attitude, results focused,
    creative, innovative, can work for long hours under pressure with minimum
    supervision.
How to Apply:
All those interested in working with Mukwano Group should send their
applications with copies of academic credentials, testimonials and detailed
Curriculum Vitae indicating contact details of three (3) referees should to be
sent via post or hand delivered to: The Human Resource Department, Mukwano
Group of Companies, P. O. Box 2671, Kampala, Uganda. E-mail applications can
also be sent to: recruitment@mukwano.com. Please clearly quote the job
reference as subject of your E-mail. Attachments should not exceed 2 MB.
NB: Only successful
candidates will be shortlisted and contacted not later than one week after
deadline.
Deadline: 21st January, 2017
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