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Sales Associate, Maiduguri - Maiduguri

Sunday, 21 April 2013

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City: Maiduguri, Borno

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Contact name Kevin

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Silicon Valley Technology Partners (SVTP) is a California-based for-profit social enterprise that aims to develop high-performance technology products for the world’s underserved markets. Our current line of products consist of high-quality and affordable solar chargers for mobile phones, with a focus on the West African market.
www.svtp.com
Position: Sales Associate, Maiduguri
Location
This full-time position is based in Maiduguri, with occasional travel to Gombe, Yola, and other areas, both urban and rural, in the Northeast of Nigeria. Your total sales territory will be Borno, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa, and Taraba States. Interviews will take place in Maiduguri, most likely sometime between May 16 and May 22.
Salary
N30,000 base salary per month, plus 10% commission on all sales you are responsible for in your territory. A strong sales associate, for example, can be expected to gain between N30,000-N50,000 per month or even more in commission. All incidental costs, including housing, transport, medical, and food are included in the above.
Job Description
You will be tasked with selling our products, with the focus being on importers, wholesalers, distributors, and vendors who can make large orders. Some of your time will also be spent stimulating demand by pitching the product to retailers. At times you may also be asked to assist with market research, gathering consumer feedback, and product testing.
Minimum Job Requirements
•Successful completion of O-Level (at least 5 subjects in not more than two sittings) or A-Level (at least 3 subjects in not more than two sittings
•3-5 years of sales experience
•Excellent command of written and spoken English
•Excellent command of written and spoken Kanuri
•Excellent command of written and spoken Hausa
•Great oral presentation skills in English, Kanuri, and Hausa, especially in terms of pitching a new product to a potential client
•Great computer and internet skills
•Honest, hardworking, persevering spirit
A strong applicant will possess
•HND/OND/Bachelor’s degree
•10+ years of sales experience
•In-depth knowledge of the Nigerian renewable energy sector, particularly solar
•Already-established contacts with mobile phone/accessory importers, wholesalers, distributors and other vendors in above sales territory
•Familiarity with electronic products, especially different models of phones and, ideally, solar chargers
•A drive to keep pushing himself/herself when times are difficult and sales are low, and to have the confidence to be able to sell hundreds of units every week.
How to apply
Interested Candidates should send their CV, references, and any other supporting documentation to kevin@svtp.com
Only select shortlisted candidates will be contacted to interview.
Closing date: 13 May 2013