AMREF Job Vacancies 2018 for Sales Manager

AMREF Job Vacancies 2018 for Sales Manager

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Ref: AFD/SM/26-02/2018

Job grade Grade C4

The Sales Manager is responsible for the profitable growth of AMREF Flying Doctor’s Air Ambulance subscription products. He/she is responsible for providing leadership and managing a team of sales personnel to meet AMREF Flying Doctors growth objectives. This includes sales of Maisha and other AFD related products and services whilst meeting customer satisfaction.

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Principal Responsibilities

Identification and management of the target market

  • Developing tactical sales strategies for the market to support the overall AFD strategy and business plan in the achievement of the business objectives;
  • Leading the implementation of the tactical strategies and initiatives for the AFD Sales Team;
  • Developing and managing a portfolio of high value, complex commercial client
  • relationships at an acceptable level of risk;
  • Maintaining a high market profile with both internal and external contacts
  • Maintaining the overall quality of the AFD customer subscription portfolio and client base within established parameters;
  • Managing risks in pricing, selling activities and decisions;
  • Establishing and monitoring stretch goals for the direct reports.

Develop profitable new business from accounts and prospects to achieve revenue targets:

  • Preparing professional and timely client presentations/proposals to meet client unique needs.
  • Negotiating terms, conditions and documentation with customers, culminating in the closing of sales.
  • Negotiating pricing arrangements in accordance with AFD policy and pricing guidelines to maximize profitable income.
  • Providing the CEO with consistent, timely and accurate business development reports.
  • Ensuring AFD interests are protected by strictly adhering to risk management, compliance and internal regulatory guidelines.

Market Development

  • Analysing market segments and working collaboratively with internal partners to effectively develop and implement initiatives to acquire new business.
  • Identifying product deficiencies as a result of customer interactions and needs analysis and recommending potential product changes/opportunities to the CEO
  • Maintaining a high market profile; participating in industry forums to develop relationships with key centres of influence to build and grow business opportunities
  • Building and maintaining partnerships to help grow the business
  • Coordinating business development activities with key internal business partners
  • Coaching sales officers on call planning and effective post call follow-up along with related reports to ensure appropriate prioritization and action on new business opportunities
  • Providing and coordinating product and sales training for sales officers and other
  • AFD employees to ensure they act as an effective reference sources for opportunities

Customer Service and Customer Satisfaction

  • Leading and managing the Customer Service Team
  • Ensuring customer documentation is processed in an accurate and timely fashion
  • Ensuring high service standards are maintained, including meeting expected turnaround times on customer commitments.
  • Seeking customer feedback on products and the delivery of customer service.
  • Maintaining customer relationships with particular attention to those relationships that are threatened by competition.
  • Ensuring customer enquiries, concerns and complaints are resolved to the customer’s satisfaction.

Lead and manage the sales team by:

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  • Defining clear roles, tasks and expectations
  • Providing direction/guidance/coaching/training as required
  • Monitoring performance and providing timely feedback; identifying, then initiating and directing tactical responses to negative trends
  • Ensuring staff are knowledgeable about products, services and procedures relative to the needs of the customers and market area they are required to serve
  • Motivating and focusing the efforts of direct reports
  • Conducting coaching, skills building sessions and touchbases
  • Recognizing performance and managing non-performance
  • Preparing and obtaining agreement on individualized development plans for all direct reports
  • Acting as a mentor
  • Ensuring timely and accurate completion and submission of business development reporting
  • Ensuring direct reports provide an excellent level of customer service

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in business management or related course. Master’s degree is an added advantage
  • Minimum 10 years of proven work experience with commercial relationship management and indirect retail business experience preferably in a sales capacity;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the air ambulance and emergency evacuation marketplace, medical, insurance products, major customers and competitive positioning;
  • Expert sales management leadership skills;
  • Ability to analyse performance and generate appropriate dashboards and reporting;
  • Strong tactical strategic planning and implementation/management skills;
  • Must be able to effectively articulate his/her view to all levels both within AMREF Flying Doctors and externally in the marketplace at a senior level including industry/customer public speaking forums;
  • Ability to travel several times a year across Kenya and Eastern Africa.


  • Change management
  • People management
  • Strategic awareness
  • Delighting customers
  • Communication
  • Commercial/business acumen

How to Apply

If you meet the criteria and have the passion to contribute to the leading African-based Aero Medical and Health Assistance service provider, submit your letter and CV quoting the reference number for the position on the subject line of the email to [email protected] Deadlines for submission is 9th March 2018. Feedback will be given to shortlisted candidates only.

NOTE: AMREF Flying Doctors does not require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process.

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