• Area Manager at Iris Consulting

  • Posted on: 30 August, 2011 Deadline: 6 September, 2011
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  • Our client is a rapidly growing international company headquartered in Switzerland and with offices in the USA, UAE, India, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Indonesia.
     
    Guided by a unique Humanitarian Entrepreneurship business model, the “profit for a purpose” approach, the company develops innovative products and concepts designed to prevent waterborne, vector-borne and neglected tropical diseases which disproportionately affect the developing world.
     
    The company’s newest offering, CarePack®, provides a set of evidence-based preventative interventions to improve the health and lives of HIV positive individuals.
     
    Through working with the United Nations, NGOs, National Ministries of Health, charitable organisations and commercial distributors, the company ensures that their lifesaving innovations reach those most in need.
     
    As result of business growth, our client now needs to fill this key position with a competent person who in addition to seeking an attractive job, also wants the work he/she does to make a real meaningful difference in the lives of others.
     
    AREA MANAGER, FOOD SECURITY – Based in Nigeria
     
    As an Area Manager for Food Security, you will be responsible for growing the business of the Food Security product lines in the assigned area (specific regions) within Nigeria. The position reports directly to the Regional Area Manager, Food Security, Nigeria.
     
    RESPONSIBILITIES
    As the Area Manager, you will:-
    Implement the company’s Food Security strategy in assigned area.
    Meet the budgeted revenue/targets and business plan for the entire Food Security portfolio; develop and implement initiatives to achieve revenue targets in the assigned area
    Create and maintain strong relationships with new and existing stakeholders as well as maintaining their database
    Provide training and continuous support to stakeholders
    Prepare objective driven travel plans, execute and report with detailed analysis of travel visits with a proposed way forward
    Monitor and analyse market trends.
    Prepare monthly reports on the performance of distributors against set targets
    Responsible for receiving requests, issuing quotes, securing orders, coordinating final delivery and secure timely payment
     
    KEY QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES
    Strong sales skills / good technical background in sales and distribution
    Able to analyse problems effectively and solves complex issues. Consider the long term impact and anticipate future consequences and trends. Create new insights and generate innovative solutions
    Build relationships and networks; work through and with others. Communicate and negotiate effectively and persuasively at senior levels of organisation or government
    Undertake and be results oriented. Take charge, show self-motivation and ambition for personal and professional achievements. Have a competitive drive to get things done
    Able to interact cross-culturally and thrive in multi-cultural environment
    Well organized and able to interpret and draw relevant insights from various resources and methodologies
    Able to work under pressure, proactively and with a sense of urgency; ability to set priorities and follow through on commitments
    Able to cultivate an ‘everything-is-possible’ attitude, breaking habits and challenging assumptions
    Able to work with precision and commitment to data driven quality output
    Able to respond rapidly to customers, partners and colleagues
    Masters in Business Administration.
    Bachelor’s degree in Sciences, Agricultural Science / Economics or related field.
    3-5 years sales experience in FMCG and / or Agricultural Sector

    HOW TO APPLY

    Visit. www.irisconsulting.info OR
    Email your updated CV together with a cover letter to newjobs@irisconsulting.info  not later than September 6, 2011.
    Your cover letter should be brief and should clearly demonstrate your motivation for the job, how you meet the qualifications and competency requirements and the specific contributions you will bring to our client.
     
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email for subsequent interviews.
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