As a global leader in beverage alcohol, our 200+ brands are part of everyday celebrations in over 180 countries. Our ambition? We want to be one of the best performing, most trusted and respected consumer products companies in the world.
Ever since Arthur Guinness took out a 9,000 year lease on a Dublin brewery, some 250 years ago, we became a business that is defined by the character of the people who work here. It took immense character from Alexander Walker to convince the captains of every ship in the port of Glasgow to take crates of Johnnie Walker to the four corners of the world. Today, nothing’s changed.
Area Business Development Manager (Multiple Locations)Reports To: Divisional Sales ManagerContext/Scope:
KBL is the No.1 FMCG Company in East Africa, with approximately +95% share of the beer market and +50% of the Spirits market in Kenya. Other players in the beer market include Keroche Breweries, and Heineken while the Spirits landscape has numerous players key among them being Africa Spirits, Distell, LDK and KWAL. Listed in the Nairobi, Dar-es-Salaam and Kampala Stock Exchange, trading under the EABL umbrella, it is one of the most capitalized business in the East and Central Africa Region.
KBL pursues double digit (TP/NSV) growth YOY. KBL is responsible for both supply and demand for beer & spirits and non-alcoholic drinks. It operates 2 breweries & 1 spirits plant and also markets and distributes a strong portfolio of global brands. The size of the beer market in Kenya is estimated at close to 10m HL. With a population of over 40m people, there is potential to grow this market. There is a large informal alcohol sector which traditional brews dominate.
KBL brands sell out of approx. +40,000 retail outlets.
Purpose of Role
The role holder is instrumental to ensuring that the area business strategy is executed effectively and efficiently in order to achieve the desired outcomes and maintain our competitive edge within assigned area and constantly partners with the distributors to unlock route to consumer (RTC) opportunities and inspire team performance while developing and proposing clear actions and plans for improvements and growth.
Ensuring that all sales objectives are strategically aligned; ensure sales reps focus on high value activities and tasks with clear outcomes.
Support the updating of sales force standards & expectations, and ensure these are delivered by the sales teams
Support sales leaders where relevant with the process of defining, managing and cascading targets throughout the sales force
Work with sales operations on the process of defining the boundaries of the territories where changes are required, plus support the capacity planning and measurement as needed
Utilize historical coaching information and performance information from Intouch Data Management suite to build robust coaching plans for each member of your team
Build the Structured Selling capabilities ensuring that Sales Reps execute the 8 steps of the call with every customer, use the 6 selling tools effectively and are proficient using the persuasive selling structure
Ensures all Sales Reps use the Intouch suite effectively, capture and maintain all relevant data and synchronize at the end of each call or at least once/day
Adheres to the ad hoc activity process which steers all requests for additional sales force time or unplanned activities to the central gatekeeper
Supports the induction process by delivering training for all new starters as required
Review Intouch information on sales representative performance vs targets at a minimum two times per week
Utilizefield data and insights to understand and target the opportunities for effective coaching and feedback to team plus enabling of calibration and rewarding performance
Act as a custodian of the Data in the system, actively ensuring that in market data guidelines and processes are adhered to and understood by your whole team. Ensures signs offs for data changes are executed in a timely manner
Use reports and data from the Data Management tool in order to generate commercial insights and drive execution of these opportunities through the sales teams
Delivery against the minimum Market standard of time dedicated to coaching
Act as a trainer and deliver the Managing Relationships programme as part of the yearly sales capability plan / induction process.
Ensure all development, coaching & feedback is embedded within our performance management framework
Ensure you are able to support and train your direct reports on the use of the Data insights tool in their role. Actively seek training for yourself in areas where you require it to enable high performance
Qualifications and Experience Required
Functional Knowledge & Skills
Managerial & Interpersonal Skills
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