22 Aug Africa Sales Manager

REPORTS TO: Africa Regional Director

LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya

COMPENSATION: Dependent on experience

How to Apply

Please send CV and cover letter to richard.scotney@microenergycredits.com with the subject line “Africa Sales Manager.” Please submit your application by 15th September 2016. Early applications encouraged


MicroEnergy Credits (MEC) offers a rare opportunity to work in a lean, fast growing, early stage company in the social enterprise space.  The Africa Sales Manager will report to the Africa Regional Director.

Key Responsibilities

Staff Management

  • Design countrywide staffing model ensuring appropriate personnel is assigned to each region and branch
  • Recruit, reassign, and dismiss sales staff as necessary
  • Provide appropriate and continued coaching, training, and support
  • Design and implement commissions and incentive structure to maximize performance

Financial Partner Engagement

  • Ensure positive relationships with Financial Partner staff and management at the individual branch level
  • Monitor loan process at branch level to ensure that Clean Energy loan product is being utilized appropriately
  • Provide appropriate and continued coaching, training, and support to Financial Partner staff


Sales and Distribution

  • Ensure highly productive stockists are recruited and active as distribution points for each Financial Partner banking branch
  • Acquire and distribute demo products and marketing materials for strategically identified marketing points in the field
  • Maintain familiarity with MEC stockists, Financial Partner agents, and other distribution points
  • Design and implement marketing strategy which includes effective distribution of radio, print, and video campaigns as well as execution of large scale community marketing events

Supplier relations

  • Collaborate with MEC Supplier partners to create countrywide strategy
  • Secure, design, and implement product specific promotions
  • Ensure proper training is provided as necessary on current specifications of full MEC Clean Energy Product Catalog
  • Experience managing a sales staff of 20+ employees
  • Remote sales management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Direct sales and marketing experience
  • Sales projections and analysis
  • Media relations; interfacing and negotiating with radio, TV, and other media outlets
  • Basic knowledge of lending practices and principles of microfinance
  • Basic knowledge of the energy sector as it applies to household level renewable energy products
  • Direct experience in microfinance and/or renewable energy preferred

Dependent on experience

About MicroEnergy Credits

MicroEnergy Credits is a social enterprise that enables greater access to clean energy for poor people around the world by tapping the carbon market to expand access to capital.  By helping microfinance institutions (MFIs) provide microloans for clean energy technologies, those in the greatest need can purchase solar lighting for their home or business and smoke-free stoves for their kitchens. With financing, clean energy technologies become more affordable than wood or fossil fuels while offering a cleaner, safer and more efficient energy source. More than 3 million people have already adopted clean energy as a result of MEC’s financing program in Asia and Africa.

MEC is a fast-moving, innovative team which leverages global trends and advancements in mobile platforms, mobile money, social media, and technology to streamline financial, product delivery, and after sales operations.

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