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Living Goods

Living Goods

Living Goods

Living Goods is a social enterprise tackling poverty in East Africa and beyond. We empower "Avon-like" micro-entrepreneurs to deliver life-saving and life-changing products to the doorsteps of the poor.

Professional

Location:
Nairobi, Kenya

Posted:
28 Feb 2014

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Salary details:

A highly competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.  The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

 

Employer tags:
Industry:
Consumer Products
Development
Health
Social Enterprise
Esc Factor:
Entrepreneurial Work
Exotic Location
Social Impact
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Director of Sales Innovation (aka Pioneering Business Builder)

You are an entreprenerial innovator ready to pioneer new & uncharted business models. You have a track record of general awesomeness.

Nairobi, Kenya

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Salary details:

A highly competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.  The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

 

Job Type:
Full-time
Level:
Senior Level
Escape Factors:
Entrepreneurial Work
Exciting Brand
Social Impact
Function:
Director
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Do you want your work to matter? Do you have serious business skills and want to use them to make a difference?  Are you just looking for a change, or are you looking for the chance to change millions of lives for the better, including yours? If the answer is yes, read on.

Position Overview

Living Goods empowers micro-entrepreneurs to deliver life-changing products to the doorsteps of the poor. We transform the health and livelihoods of those in most need. We are a pioneering, dynamic and highly impactful social enterprise and are entering a period of exciting expansion. To help achieve our vision of dramatically and sustainably improving the lives of the poor, Living Goods is seeking a Director of Sales and Marketing to create a profitable and highly impactful distribution system across Kenya.

 As the Kenya Director of Sales and Marketing you will lead and expand our sales, marketing, recruitment and training teams and rapidly building upon the early success we have had in Kenya. You will be a key member of Living Goods’ strategic global management team and will also contribute to the success of our established operations in Uganda. This position is based in Nairobi, with significant travel.


Responsibilities

  •  Lead Living Goods’ innovation in Sales and Operations across Kenya.
  • Build upon existing early-stage operations to create a profitable and highly impactful national distribution system.
  • Achieve ambitious targets for sales, margin, recruitment and social impact.
  • Recruit, develop, incentivize and oversee a network of independent direct sales entrepreneurs.
  • Lead marketing of Living Goods products and the Living Goods business opportunity for individual and group entrepreneurs.
  • Collaborate closely with the Living Goods Technology group to use mobile apps to drive sales and recruitment, increase and monitor impact, and reduce expenses.
  • Collaborate closely with the Living Goods Product Development group to offer customers a highly compelling and impactful product range.
  •  Develop a powerful customer and agent financing system.
  • Launch and oversee new branch outlets across the country.
  • Share expertise and experience with Living Goods’ Uganda operations and Strategic Partnerships division.
  • Shape organizational strategy as a core member of the Living Goods global team.
  • Travel:  This position is based in Nairobi with considerable travel time within Kenya and also to Uganda. The successful candidate should expect to travel 30-50% of the month.

 

Desired Qualifications 

  • 8 years’ experience, preference in direct sales, multi-level marketing or sales and sales force management, preferably in consumer packaged and low-cost durable goods. Proven track record of driving sales success.
  • Private sector experience in East African markets, ideally with direct sales, multi-level marketing or FMCG companies.
  • Proven success in executing a marketing strategy to increase sales volumes.
  • Significant experience in customer financing and the mobile technology is a big plus.
  • Successful track record of driving geographically scaled, multi-unit operations.
  • Experience recruiting, managing and motivating large teams.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.

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