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  • Posted: Oct 5, 2022
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    Husk is one of the world’s leading distributed utilities. Founded in 2008, the company provides reliable power to rural communities and businesses, entirely from renewable energy sources – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – at a price they can afford. It offers customers a flexible “pay-as-you-go” energy service, using a mobile-ena...
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    Technical Sales Associate - EPC

    Role Summary

    • We are currently seeking a Technical Sales Associate to help expand its EPC business within Nigeria and across other parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
    • We seek a business professional to take up the challenge of developing wide range of functions and who will be committed to execute at a high level in a start-up paced environment.
    • The Technical Sales Associate - EPC is a mid-level position responsible for organizing, motivating, and leading efforts to grow the EPC business within the country and other sub-Saharan African countries.
    • This role is ultimately responsible for driving sales of solar and bio mass installation projects for commercial and industrial clients.
    • The candidate will have a track record of proven sales generating and conversion abilities (communication, relationship building, negotiation.) as well as renewable sector energy knowledge. In continuing to guide various clients to the path of cleaner energy use, Husk Power is seeking to provide Solar Energy to large corporates, MNCs, and SMEs across Nigeria.
    • This will be done through our unique Solar(hybrid) solutions being installed on multiple facilities and locations for such clients with an aggressive target of 10MW of installation within the next 3  years.
    • The individual should also be passionate about solving one of Nigeria’s most critical challenges – energy access deficit.
    • This position provides the opportunity to join a growing team that is changing the face of rural electrification in many countries in Asia and Africa, including India, Tanzania, Nigeria etc.

    Key Responsibilities
    General:

    • Implement the agreed growth strategies and plans as set out by the Business Manager, EPC.
    • Support in driving the execution of monthly, quarterly and annual sales strategies for the business.

    Sales Management:

    • Provide regular reporting on sales management, sales pipeline development, forecasting, key account status, market condition updates, sales results and budget performance.
    • Provide requisite client support during sales cycle including enquiry generation, load analysis/energy audits, offer submission, techno-commercial discussion, financial negotiation, contract closure
    • Develop and maintain relationships with solar distribution channels and strategic accounts and the technical and commercial decision makers in these companies.
    • Identify client requirements and proffer product, project, EPC or knowledge-based solutions.
    • Provide key account management support for existing clients and target new potential accounts for direct selling to potential clients guided by strategic roadmap.
    • Performance will be assessed by pipeline generation, projects closed, project profitability, revenue, customer relationship enhancement, brand influence, enhanced market competitiveness.

    Business Support:

    • Co-ordinate with the Engineering and Projects Teams on inputs regarding client specific solutions and efficient project deployment.
    • Identify and select Products/Technologies/Vendors/Service Providers/Tools in alignment with the Procurement Team ensuring best prices, and reliability.

    Stakeholder Management:

    • Co-ordination with clients and prospective customers, business meetings, progress tracking, site visits.
    • Build and maintain relationships with clients by providing support, information, and guidance.

    Qualifications

    • Graduate from a leading institution with a related Degree in Engineering.
    • Postgraduate degree in business and/or related professional qualifications, a plus.
    • A minimum of 7 years of work experience and 3-5 years of experience in a similar role within the energy sector particularly solar, EPC project development, RE + BESS projects.
    • Hands on experience in selling power solutions to a variety of customers
    • In-depth knowledge of power industry in Nigeria
    • Highly motivated and target driven
    • Excellent negotiation, project and contract management skills
    • Excellent skills with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and project management tools (MS Project, Asana, Slack etc)
    • Demonstrated success in operating effectively in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, complex, rapid growth environment
    • A distinct customer service focus
    • Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills
    • Business level fluency in major Nigerian languages, a plus
    • Ability to identify and convert new accounts while maintaining existing relationships

    General Skills & Attributes:

    • Ability to develop and update professional knowledge and skills quickly and efficiently. Ability to apply professional knowledge and skills in the advancement of business objectives.
    • Effectively carries out tasks that are required by the Nigeria Management team in addition to carrying out own role.
    • Adapts to changes in company strategy whilst developing own strategy to achieve personal goals of competently owning and managing processes.
    • Has a collaborative attitude and ability to drive that through across business units/work functions.
    • Understands company strategy and vision and is able to drive that through across to other employees across the organization.
    • Assesses own development needs and develops self to improve job performance and fulfil future potential. Contributes to the team ethos and instilling the values of Company.
    • The ability to evaluate and convey complex information to others in an effective manner through concise communication skills and clear presentation skills in both verbal and written contexts.
    • Should possess requisite skill sets- active listening, speaking, reading, comprehension, critical thinking, performance monitoring, time management, people management, material resource management, effective time management, judgment and decision making, teaching, coaching, and social awareness

    Physical Demands:

    • Have full range of mobility in upper and lower body
    • Could work in outdoor weather conditions at certain times
    • Have adequate visual and hearing acuity to follow instructions; and determine accuracy of the work assigned
    • Ability to work in rural, peri-urban locations as required
    • Ability to drive a vehicle during the normal course of business. Must possess a driver’s license, maintain a clean driving record with the ability to pass a driving background check.

    Also:                                         

    • You are driven to support the delivery of business growth in a new market.
    • You have a robust industry network and understand effective client engagement practices.
    • You are an effective planner and have a strong orientation to process
    • Most importantly, candidate must fit company spirit where people work smart, play hard, have fun and are dedicated to success.
    • You building strong relationship built on trust, and are a strong verbal. communicator

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Husk Power Systems on jobs.smartrecruiters.com to apply

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