Kenya National Trading Corporation Job Vacancy For Sales & Marketing Manager, Application Details

Kenya National Trading Corporation Job Vacancy For Sales & Marketing Manager, Application Details

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Job Ref: HR/SMM/12/2017

Kenya National Trading Corporation is a state-owned Corporation whose mandate is to efficiently trade in quality products, ensure a balance of supply and demand in the country’s distribution networks as well as promote wholesale and retail trade in line with Kenya’s Vision 2030. The Corporation is seeking for qualified and competent individuals to fill the following vacant position:

Summary

Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate shall be responsible for providing strategic management of sales activities, plan, direct and coordinate marketing of the Corporation’s products and services to ensure targeted profitability, corporate visibility and service delivery is achieved.

Sales & Marketing Manager Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the Sales team in devising and implementing the weekly action plans and strategies
  • Provide performance feedback for Sales and Marketing Staff
  • Oversee market research on new products, potential suppliers and regional market trends to inform the sales and marketing strategies
  • Lead the prospecting for new customers and suppliers and organize meeting with prospects
  • Commission market research and advise on the sales opportunities and pattern to facilitate the proportioning of goods supplied to certain regions by ensuring that the demand and consumption patterns are considered
  • Provide insights on competitor activities as well as daily prices of goods
  • Coordinate sales activities through monitoring performance and facilitating any necessary support
  • Negotiate sales contracts and partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Ensure the implementation of sales schedules and policies
  • Ensure effective facilitation of stock transfers to depots and across depots
  • Analyze weekly sales data from the depots
  • Assess sales performance against targets and recommend remedial measures for implementation Coordinate receipt of orders from depots and organize deliveries
  • Using market research data, facilitate the proportioning of goods supplied to certain regions by ensuring that the demand and consumption patterns are considered
  • Oversee the monitoring market and competitor activities Oversee the preparation and development of departmental budget
  • Approve and monitor departmental expenditure
  • Provides oversight for all departmental physical assets
  • Plans, assigns work, monitors work and appraises departmental staff
  • Contributes to strategic, operational and financial decision making in the Corporation

Qualifications for the Sales & Marketing Manager Job

  • Bachelors Degree in Commerce of (Sales and Marketing) or Business Administration (Marketing)
  • Masters Degree Marketing Option
  • Certification from Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • Membership to Marketing Society of Kenya
  • At least eight (8) years experience in Sales or Merchandising in a busy FMCG environment with at least (3) years at senior management level.

Competencies and Skills:

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  • Strategic skills
  • Planning skills
  • Specialized knowledge in marketing affairs
  • Budgeting and financial management skills
  • Administrative and coordination skills
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication and Negotiation skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Networking and relationship building skills
  • Action oriented

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the specified requirements should send their applications stating the current and expected salaries; attached with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of all academic certificates, testimonials and valid certificate of good conduct to the address below to be received not later than 26th December, 2017. Please Quote Job Title & Reference on the envelope. THE MANAGING DIRECTOR KENYA NATIONAL TRADING CORPORATION P.O. BOX 30587 – 00100NAIROBI. Kenya National Trading Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, Persons with Disabilities, People from marginalized groups and any other Persons who meet the stated requirements are encouraged to apply. Only successful candidates shall be contacted. Disclaimer: KNTC does NOTrequire applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment, selection or employment process.

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