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  • Posted: May 17, 2024
    Deadline: May 30, 2024
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    Sheer Logic Management Consultants (SLMC) was incorporated in 1997 as a limited liability company whose overall aim is to provide Human Resource consultancy and training services to a diverse set of industries and economic sectors; both private and public. Our Mission Improve the operational effectiveness of our client, by developing solutions that bui...
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    Irrigation Solutions Executive

    Job Summary

    • The role of the Irrigation Sales Executive is to prospect, develop, and grow business by providing irrigation solutions to clientele in across the agricultural divide. Develop tailor made solutions adapting to the topography, economic status, target crop and farming methods in place.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Responsible for the Department’s day to day operations by effectively planning, leading, organizing, and all aspects pertaining irrigation.
    • Formulate strategic sales plans aligned with company objectives to drive revenue growth and achieve sales targets.
    • Identify key market segments, customer segments, and geographic areas for expansion.
    • Analyze sales data, market trends, and customer feedback to refine strategies and capitalize on growth opportunities
    • Visit large scale and commercial farmers to prospect and follow up for business.
    • Appropriate irrigation solutions to the corporate market, export, commercial farmers and small holding farmers.
    • Develop and grow the irrigation business within the region and nationwide
    • Penetrate the irrigation market and generate sustainable business that will sustain the company revenue
    • Call on current and prospective grower and dealer/distributor customers in the territory to promote products and services.
    • Introduce new products, irrigation technologies and generate orders to meet or exceed monthly sales targets.
    • Assist customers with questions about irrigation systems and applications, including providing technical troubleshooting and training on irrigation system design, installation and maintenance.
    • Track and document sales leads, customer service issues and general account status.
    • Work with distributors to communicate leads to dealers/distributors.
    • Monitor changing market conditions, product innovations and advice the management accordingly.
    • Analyze the market and advise the procurement team on what equipment they should stock supported by the demand from customers.
    • Recruit, train, and develop a high-performing sales team capable of delivering exceptional results.
    • Provide ongoing coaching, guidance, and feedback to motivate the team and maximize productivity.
    • Set clear performance expectations, monitor individual and team performance, and implement corrective measures as needed.
    • Proactively identify and pursue new business opportunities through targeted prospecting, networking, and lead generation.
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including client’s partners, and industry influencers.
    • Collaborate with the marketing team to develop and execute effective sales campaigns, promotions, and events.
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for key clients, understanding their business needs and objectives.
    • Conduct regular client meetings to assess satisfaction levels, address concerns, and identify upselling or cross-selling opportunities.
    • Ensure timely and effective resolution to client issues to maintain long-term relationships and loyalty.
    • Monitor sales performance against targets, KPIs, and budgets, providing regular updates and insights to senior management.
    • Prepare and present comprehensive sales reports, forecasts, and analyses to evaluate performance and identify areas for improvement.

    Skills and Qualifications

    • Customer-focused
    • Ensure that the company sell quality irrigation products that satisfy the customer requirements

    Innovative

    • Challenge and improve the current way of doings things in your area of responsibility to increase efficiency.

    Decisive

    • Demonstrate ability to take prudent action with little oversight.

    Communicative

    • Demonstrates openness in communication to others, able to communicate to colleagues in a language they can understand, listens well and incorporates the thoughts and ideas of other.

    Trusted

    • Track record for building trust and reliability to deliver required targets.

    Team-oriented

    • Ability to work in a team of other team leaders and other personnel and providing support.

    Results-oriented

    • Ability to deliver products in defined quantities, within the timeline in a cost-effective way.

    Knowledge Skills & Experience:

    • Critical Skills:
    • Supervisory skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Organizational skills
    • Computer skills

    Critical Experience

    • B. Sc. In Agric Engineering; Diploma Irrigation Technology or B.Sc. In water engineering
    • Supervisory and training skills
    • Maintenance, servicing and repair of Irrigation equipment.
    • Five years’ experience required in technical product field sales; three to five years irrigation sales, and agriculture experience preferred.
    • Demonstrated success meeting sales goals and growing sales.
    • Results-oriented mindset with a focus on driving revenue growth and profitability.
    • Strong leadership skills with the ability to inspire and motivate a sales team to achieve targets.
    • Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills.
    • Strategic thinker with the ability to develop and execute effective sales strategies.

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    Corporate Business Manager

    Purpose of the position

    • The Corporate Business Manager will be directly responsible for developing the strategy on how we can penetrate, develop and serve the corporate organizations that are in the following sectors, export vegetable market, Cash crop sector such as sugarcane, tea, avocado, coffee, cotton, export of herbs, floriculture sector.
    • The Corporate Business Manager will be directly responsible for developing the strategy on how we can penetrate, develop and serve the organic farming space. The responsibilities include positioning existing products, ensuring compliance with regulatory and industry players and vetting of new product lines introduced into the organic crop protection and nutrition regime.
    • The Corporate Business Manager will be directly responsible for developing the strategy on how we can penetrate, develop and serve the irrigation solutions market. The responsibilities include positioning tailor made irrigation solutions to the clients serviced in the markets listed above
    • The Corporate Business Manager will be directly responsible for developing the strategy on how we can penetrate, develop and serve the professional services market. The responsibilities include positioning the company to provide pest control, spraying and fertilizer application through precision technologies such as drones, alongside other professional services in the agricultural field.
    • The holder will also be responsible in developing mechanisms to develop, grow and sustain the corporate business into the future.

    Key Areas of Responsibility

    • Strategic plan implementation
    • Sales Management
    • Business Development
    • Marketing
    • Budgeting and Cost Management
    • People Management
    • Area of Responsibility
    • Activities
    • Success Criteria
    • Strategic plan implementation
    • Defining annual strategic goals and developing clear strategies and plans on how to penetrate to the corporate business
    • Documented overall department goals and milestones
    • Cascading the annual strategic plan to the department level
    • Documented departmental goals
    • Contribute information and recommendations to strategic plans input on how to grow the business
    • Documented recommendations
    • Align the departmental plan to the strategic plan

    Departmental Plan

    • Preparing and presenting quarterly and annual reports to senior management team
    • Quarterly reports on the performance versus the targets
    • Create and execute a strategic plan that will expands our customer base and extends the company's reach in terms of corporate business

    Sales strategy

    • Growth
    • Analyze and improve corporte business processes and workflow and implement changes to grow the customer base
    • Continuous improvement report
    • Setting individual targets with the team that you will be working with
    • Documented Targets and achievements
    • Develop the growth mechanism to ensure that the business is sustained
    • Documented the growth plan
    • Ensure that that we have penetrated to the following corporate sectors and obtain substantial business; Export Vegetable market, cash crop farming, e.g Tea, Sugarcane, avocado, mangoes, wheat, maize, Barley, rice and pineapple
    • Continuous increase of customers and revenue
    • Ensure that our customer base for organic farming and export market has grown
    • Continuous improvement in sales for organic product in our portfolio
    • Work with the Irrigation Executive to Provide irrigation solution to our customers
    • Weekly Sales Plan
    • Ensure that the company has its presence floriculture
    • Obtain customers from the sector and ensure that they give us continuous business
    • Managing organizational corporate business plan that covers sales, revenue, and expense controls.
    • Monthly Revenue
    • Ensure that existing customers are retained and there is upselling and cross selling
    • Customer retention rate
    • Revenue from existing customers
    • Understand our ideal customers and how they relate to our products.
    • Customers Profiling
    • Developing the sales team through motivation, and product knowledge education
    • Sales team skill index analysis
    • Ensure that the sales team offer exceptional customer service
    • Customer Satisfaction Score
    • Development of customer retention strategies
    • % of customer retention
    • Maintain good customer relationship
    • Net Promoter Score
    • Business Development
    • Finding and developing new markets and improving sales
    • New customers per month
    • Developing goals for the sales team and business growth and ensuring they are met.
    • Business growth goals achievement
    • Researching organizations and individuals to find new opportunities
    • Research on new opportunities
    • Arrange business meetings with prospective clients
    • Number of meetings per week
    • Marketing
    • Coordinating with marketing manager and sales manager on generation of new business leads
    • % of lead generation
    • Promoting the organization and products
    • Brand awareness
    • Analysing market trends and preparing forecasts
    • Market trends
    • Conducting market research to understand the market potential to help in new markets penetration
    • Market research report
    • Increasing brand awareness and market share
    • % of market share
    • Collections (Receivables)
    • Keep tracking outstanding debts and ensuring the company does not run into a risk of loss
    • Monthly report of outstanding debt versus total sales
    • Collect outstanding debts from clients and achieve collection target to ensure positive cash flow
    • Percentage of collection versus total sales
    • Maintain up-to-date customer contact information in the collections systems.
    • Updated customer information
    • Close a specific number of collections accounts each month to meet assigned target
    • Monthly collection rate
    • Contact debtors, negotiate payoff deadlines and payment plans and implement repayment schedules and terms
    • Repayment schedules reports
    • Build trust with debtors and plan course of action to recover owed money
    • Customer Satisfaction Level
    • Update assigned account status and database regularly for easier collection oversight
    • Updated database
    • Budgeting and Cost Management
    • Predicting the company’s requirements, preparing a yearly budget, and planning future spending for the department
    • Annual Budget
    • Control budget versus actuals analysis
    • Budget versus Actuals report
    • Generate sections reports, cost and efficiency reports to management.
    • Cost Savings
    • Consolidate the annual budgeted sales and revenue for the department
    • Annual Budget Sales
    • Ensure that departmental budgeted sales and collections are met by holding daily check-ins with sales team to set objectives and monitor progress
    • Budgeted sales versus actuals

    People Management

    • Supervising corporate business department and assessing their performances
    • Sales Department Performance Reports
    • Setting targets, conducting performance reviews, performance improvement plans for the team
    • Documented Performance Targets
    • Performance Review Reports
    • Handling team grievances and disciplinary matters
    • Documented Actions
    • Schedule regular team meetings to discuss on updates, issues and recommendations
    • Weekly Meeting plan
    • Action Plan for all meeting
    • Assessing training needs of department and coming up with a training plan to address the gaps
    • Training Schedule
    • Number of trainings conducted per quarter

    Minimum Requirements, Skills, Experience, Competencies and Attributes
    Educational Qualifications

    • Job-related skills, knowledge, and experience Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Floriculture, Agribusiness Management or related discipline in the agricultural field.
    • Master is must in any related field
    • 10 years’ experience in an Agri based companies.
    • Experience with Sales Management ERPs
    • Marketing experience is highly recommended.
    • Experience in planning and implementing sales and marketing strategies.
    • Experience in customer relationship management.
    • Experience in managing and leading a team.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Dedication to providing great customer service.
    • Ability to lead a sales and marketing team.
    • A self-driven individual who motivates and inspires confidence.

    Method of Application

    • How to apply: Send your application and updated CV to recruitment@sheerlogicltd.com – to be received on or before 30/05/2024. Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line: IRRIGATION SOLUTION EXECUTIVE
    • How to apply: Send your application and updated CV to recruitment@sheerlogicltd.com – to be received on or before 30/05/2024. Kindly indicate the job title in the subject line: Corporate Business Manager

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