3 Agricultural Sales Engineer Job Opportunities – SolarNow

Organisation: SolarNow
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Agricultural Sales Operations Manager
About US:
SolarNow is a distribution and finance company that sells
high quality solar products and appliances to households and businesses in
Uganda and Kenya. The company started in 2011 and has since opened 49 branches
throughout Uganda, 12 more branches in Kenya, and employs over 800 people. Our
company aims to be client centric and a leading brand. In sales, we transform
the lives of satisfied clients with motivated professional staff. We target the
right persons, with the right product, at the right place with the right
message. Our message follows our economic and inspirational brand personality:
make money and power your life!


Recently SolarNow has included agricultural equipment under
their agricultural product range, such as solar irrigation cooling solutions.
Job Summary:  You are someone who cares deeply about
improving livelihoods in Africa, but you bring more than passion to the role:
you have the grit and resilience to make change happen. You are excited about
understanding this nascent industry, the SolarNow products, its unique value
proposition and the difference they make. You are a sales and marketing
champion with a proven track record in advising technical solutions to farmers.
You love enabling the society around you by providing services and products
that have an impact in the agricultural sector. You are a self-starter, can
work with minimal supervision. You do not compromise on quality and expect the
very best of yourself and others around you. You are creative and are able to
ask the right questions, leading to deep understanding of SolarNow’s potential
clients.
The Agricultural Sales Engineer (ASE) is responsible for designing,
selling, and installing SolarNow’s agricultural product line, specifically the
larger, more complex systems, such as large water pump solutions, drip
irrigation solutions, and cooling solutions. Furthermore, the ASE is
responsible for supporting branches in achieving their Agri-sales targets
through branch trainings, and on the job training of Agri-product site surveys
and installations. The ASE will guide Branch Managers in implementing
innovative Agri marketing and sales strategies in their respective branch
areas. The ASE is responsible for realizing Agri sales targets in line with
SolarNow’s growth strategy. Furthermore, the ASE shall track client
satisfaction and build strong partnerships with key players in the agricultural
sector to boost the promotion and sales of the agricultural products and
services.
In summary, the Agri-Sales Engineer will ensure that:
·       
Sales and productivity targets are hit
consistently within his/her territory
·       
New Agri-partnerships are developed within
his/her territory
·       
Agricultural client’s satisfaction targets are
achieved through the delivery of high quality irrigation solutions
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Marketing performance
·       
Identifying potential agri-market segments for
SolarNow branch areas
·       
Execute innovative marketing strategies for
SolarNow’s agri-product range
·       
Support branch managers in implementing the
marketing strategies for the agri-product range
Sales Productivity:
·       
Technical advice to SolarNow clients and quality
assurance on agri-products
·       
Piloting and roll out of new agri-products
within SolarNow’s branch network.
·       
Ensure the productivity targets are met through
executing in a timely matter the sales and marketing strategy.
Client Satisfaction:
·       
Ensure that client satisfaction at every touch
point of the Customer Journey is high in order to obtain more referrals.
KPIs
·       
Agri-marketing strategy is developed
·       
Quarterly agri-marketing activities are carried
out for each branch
·       
Branches receive a monthly agri-support visit
·       
Overall SolarNow agri-sales targets are achieved
·       
3 agri-partnerships are achieved on a yearly
base
·       
At least 1 monthly large-scale irrigation
solution is sold and implemented
·       
Monthly credit collection assessments
·       
Yearly client satisfaction assessments



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The ideal candidate for the Solarnow job must
hold a Bachelor or Master Degree in: Agricultural mechanization, Irrigation,
Engineering, or similar field preferably from Busitema University
·       
Up to 3 years’ experience in designing, selling
and installing agricultural equipment solutions, specifically irrigation
solutions.
·       
In-depth understanding of the agricultural
sector in Uganda
·       
Wide network in the agricultural sector
·       
Competence in Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
·       
Competence in design software application
Personal Attributes
·       
A passion for agriculture and technology
·       
Ability to train and coach SolarNow staff and
agri-clients.
·       
Independent and self-driven
·       
People manager and excellent communication
skills (Written & Verbal).
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are
encouraged to send their applications, updated CVs, three references and one passport photo addressed 
 to the Human Resource Manager, SolarNow
Uganda Services via e-mail to recruitmentug@solarnow.eu. Please use the following subject: Application for Position Title  – “Your Name”.
NB: SolarNow will review applications based on a
first come first serve basis and might close the vacancy ahead of schedule
should a suitable candidate haven been found.
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