4 Area Sales Manager Job Vacancies – Uzima Chicken

Job
Title:        
 Area Sales Manager (4 Job
Vacancies)
Organization:
Uzima Chicken
Duty Station: Gulu,
Lira, Masindi and Hoima, Uganda
About US:
Uzima Chicken is a
rapidly growing enterprise focused on making smallholder farmers healthier and
wealthier. Uzima’s sister company, EthioChicken, is the market leader in
Ethiopia with over 1,000 employees, eight production facilities, and annual
sales of 15m day-old chicks. EthioChicken was awarded the 2018 Financial Times
“Boldness in Business Award” and has attracted investments from Finnfund, the
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Arabica Investments, AgDevCo, and Acumen.
Uzima seeks to grow to a comparable scale in Uganda and plans to deliver 1
chicken per Ugandan household per year by 2025. Uzima aims to be the leading
smallholder focused poultry enterprise in Uganda and Rwanda.
Job Summary:  Uzima is seeking a highly motivated and
entrepreneurial Area Sales Manager with a passion for improving the lives of
smallholder farmers. The Area Sales Manager must ensure consistent sales growth
by recruiting, training, and managing his or her portfolio of customers through
providing exceptional customer service and support. The Area Sales Manager will
report to the Managing Director in Uganda.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Identifying
leads and selling improved breed day-old chicks.
·       
Coordinating
delivery of day-old chicks, feed, and vaccines to customer.
·       
Providing
technical field and business support to customers.
·       
Technical
support: train customers on poultry management (housing, feed, biosecurity,
vaccination, etc.) related to brooding day-old chicks and ensuring a quality
product.
·       
Business
support: coordinate marketing and sales of 45-day chickens to smallholder
farmers by identifying, training, and supervising Village Ambassador network.
·       
Engaging
local stakeholders (government officials, village leaders) within one of 
Uganda’s
124 districts; championing Uzima Chicken with external parties.
·       
Tracking
performance of customers and Village Ambassadors; developing sales plans to
reach targets and grow sales.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must be a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or hold an equivalent BA/MA
in livestock, agriculture, or agribusiness.
·       
Passion
for serving smallholder farmers and customers in rural areas.
·       
Solution-oriented
and entrepreneurial.
·       
Ability
to work independently with limited follow-up.
·       
High
level of integrity and accountability.
·       
Strong
communication and organizational skills.
·       
Leadership
potential – desire and capacity to grow into leadership roles.
·       
Keen
interest in frequent travel to sub-counties, parishes and villages within
district to drive sales growth.
·       
The
candidate should have excellent written and verbal English as well as good at
either, Luo, Acholi and Runyoro as an added advantage.
How to Apply:
All applicants should send their application letters, updated CVs/resumes, academic transcript as one
document, and a brief e-mail introducing yourself with the subject line: Area
Sales Manager to: marulacommunications@gmail.com / davis@marulaconsultancy.com
Deadline: 8th June 2020
NB: Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted.
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