Senior Branch Manager Employment Opportunity – SolarNow

Organisation: SolarNow
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Marketing Director
Suggested start date: 1st April 2020
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!
Job Summary:   The Senior
Branch Manager will oversee the product, brand and hub & spoke marketing
activities, drive brand awareness across various segments & products and
partner with in-country P&L owners to support in attaining Uganda
profitability and revenue targets. The ideal candidate is someone with extensive
experience in product, brand, consumer and trade marketing and in-trade
execution in Uganda coupled with the ability to establish strong relationships
at all levels throughout the organization as well as support business leaders
in multiple locations and diversified cultures.
About You:
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 selling asset. You
love enabling the society around you by providing services and products that
have an impact in the community. 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
responsibility for developing and executing the annual marketing plan aligned
to the Uganda strategy and the Africa marketing priorities that will support
the actualization of the SolarNow Uganda yearly revenue targets (i.e. Creating
segment marketing plans for individual products and product ranges)
strategy implementation to create an emotional connection between products,
SolarNow, our customers and our partners
execute channel and customer strategies to support market positioning and brand
growth in line with Uganda’s marketing strategy and Africa’s marketing strategy
marketing operations & execution, enable efficient delivery and to scale
with quality and consistency aligned to SolarNow brand guidelines
Manage, control
and track the regional marketing budget allocated to execute on budget
initiatives and generate ROI
& create a climate that attracts, maintains and motivates highly committed
team members
and drive the presence and interaction on important social media platforms
all customer experience initiatives as needed

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidate for the Solarnow Senior Branch Manager job must hold a Bachelor’s
degree in marketing. A post graduate degree in a related field is desirable
At least
five years of experience preferably in brand or trade marketing
candidate should also demonstrate ability to adapt global best practices to
local contexts
in working with senior teams to develop & execute the marketing strategy of
a mid—size or large corporate in a matrix environment
analytical capability to utilize of data trends & analysis to guide
business decision in all marketing initiatives (in both short & long term
acumen to support in executing marketing plans to derive profitability and
revenue generation
leading team in a fast—paced environment (preferably Telco, FMCG or Service),
partnering with senior managers and business leaders
mind-set for continuous improvement and meeting or exceeding expectations and
able to demonstrate complete discretion and confidentiality
verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on tact and diplomacy
driven and exceptional influencing skills; Excellent organizational,
multi-tasking, presentation and time-management skill
for social enterprise, development of people and environmental benefit
Bias for
and responsibility
talent and teams
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
[email protected] Please use the following subject: Application for
Position Title  – “Your Name”.
Deadline: 30th March 2020
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