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  • Posted: Dec 8, 2022
    Deadline: Dec 12, 2022
  • Bidhaa Sasa ("Products Now"​ in Swahili) is a lean start-up based in Bungoma County in Kenya. It distributes and finances goods to rural households providing services to otherwise under-served communities. Bidhaa Sasa focuses on goods and services that improve the quality of life for rural families. Goods include solar lamps, so...
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    Group Coordinator

    About the job

    Group Coordinators are at the heart of our business model and deliver our products and services to our clients. The role is a combination of a sales and credit officer. 

    Equipped with our unique sales process, the hires will organize and run mobilization meetings with interested clients, follow up on sales leads, complete sales, which includes delivery of products and signing our contracts, and deal with late-paying customers and warranty cases. Most importantly, they build lasting relationships with our leaders in these groups who recruit our clients within their own social networks.

    The hires will be based in Migori, Nyamira, Homabay, Vihiga, Webuye and Kapsabet and report to the respective Area Coordinator there. This is an opportunity to be part of a growing start-up with big ambitions and a dedicated team, but it also means that it is a rapidly changing environment, requiring you to be responsive and adaptable. 

    This is an entry-level position.  

    Key activities and deliverables of the role:

    1. identify and develop groups of clients and group leaders in rural areas.
    2. Manage our unique sales process from start to finish, including contract signing, customer education, data entry/ reporting and after-sales / warranty services.
    3. Coach group leaders in building their sales and group management skills and develop lasting relationships beyond their initial purchase.
    4. Manage late-paying groups and clients through strict follow up and repossessions where necessary.
    5. Identify target audiences to grow your sales network and analyse and identify business growth opportunities. 

    You are the right candidate if:

    • You are passionate about rural development and making a difference for the less well-off in this country and excited about working in a multi-cultural environment; You value diversity and are respectful to others.
    • You are a team player who leads by example and excellent at listening and building trust and long-lasting relationships with clients and within teams.
    • You value ownership and freedom in exchange for accountability and responsibility.
    • You are self-driven, highly organized, and able to operate independently towards set targets.
    • You are adaptable to intensive on the job training.
    • You have at least 6 months to 1 year rural work experience with MFIs, co-operatives, NGOs or social impact organizations. Previous sales and/or credit experience is considered an advantage.
    • You have a Higher Education Diploma or BSc. in a relevant field.
    • You are willing to live and work in the area(s) highlighted.
    • You have excellent communication skills including verbal and written communication in English and Swahili; knowledge of the local languages considered a strong advantage.
    • Remuneration:
    • Starting at Ksh. 18,000-24,000 per month, plus a strong bonus-related element of around half the net salary which will vary with sales performance and client repayment rates. Increasing with experience.

    Application process:

    There are vacancies for the Group Coordinator role in the following areas/territories specifically:

    1. Migori-Kuria West Territory
    2. Nyamira-Ikonge Territory
    3. Homabay-Kanyaluo Kodera territory
    4. Webuye-Webuye East Territory
    5. Vihiga-Chepsonoi Territory
    6. Kapsabet-Mosoriot Territory.

    Method of Application

    The deadline for applications is 12th December 2022.

    Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    If you have previously applied for this role and you were regretted or failed to show up or commit to our interview proess we will not proceeed with your application. 

    Interested and qualified? Go to Bidhaa Sasa on to apply

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