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Agricultural Sales Operations Manager

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Sales, marketing, promotion
  • Manager (team leader)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

The Agricultural Sales Operations Manager (ASOM) is responsible for implementing a sales plan for new agricultural product lines within SolarNow’s branch network country wide and in other countries. The ASOM shall support the agricultural sales teams in their operation, track client satisfaction, and build strong partnerships with key players in the agricultural sector to boost the promotion and sales of the new agricultural products and services.


  1. Lead strategy development for the new product lines through the development of proposed activities.
  2. Manage the Sales Operations team to deliver effectively on the agreed strategy and objectives, including budget development and team resourcing.
  3. Execute innovative marketing strategy that targets emergent farmers as prospect clients
  4. Liaise with relevant SolarNow departments to roll-out successful marketing activities to branch network
  5. Piloting and roll out of sales strategy within SolarNow’s branch network.
  6. Ensure the productivity targets are met through executing on time and manner the sales and marketing strategy.
  7. Ensure that the client´s PAR30 and PAR90 are maintained under control
  8. Ensure that client satisfaction at every touch point of the Customer Journey is high in order to obtain more referrals.
  9. Responsible to have a motivated and satisfied team, which will contribute to achieving the above mentioned targets
  10. Experience in implementing market-based solutions within large-scale agricultural sector development programmes and managing interventions to enhance competitiveness in the agricultural sector
  11. Comprehensive understanding of the constraints faced by farmers in accessing inputs and services coupled with in-depth exposure to farming systems and regulatory needs will be regarded as an added advantage.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Job start date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Uganda
Area of work: Sales, marketing, promotion
Seniority: Manager (team leader)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Market research, intelligence; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Operative management; Sales performance tracking and reporting; Sales strategy
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Energy, utilities, environmentCompany size: 500-1000 people

About the market More than 500 million people across sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity and the International Energy Agency expects that number to increase to 700 million by 2030. Since extending the grid to them would cost billions of dollars, micro-scale, off-grid power from solar is often the only viable answer to energy poverty. In countries like Uganda, where only 15% of the population has an on-grid connection, there’s undeniable potential for solar to leapfrog traditional energy provision models; however affordability, perceptions of low quality and the absence of last-mile distribution and maintenance networks are curtailing development. About the company These are the very problems that Uganda-based company, SolarNow, was founded to solve. It sells high-quality solar systems to fit the needs of rural households and small entrepreneurs — from 50Wp home set-ups capable of powering a radio, phone and small number of lights to 5KWp systems that can power a small office or machine – plus a range of consumer electronics, including LED lights, televisions, fridges, flat irons and water pumps. Crucially, SolarNow also provides credit that allows customers to spread payment for all these products over 24 months. Together with a network of 46 branches (>400 FTE) and a price plan that includes full installation and maintenance – backed by a unique five-year warranty – SolarNow has all the pieces in place to take optimal advantage of this unique market opportunity. The company already serves 12,000 clients in Uganda and plans to roll out its operations into other East African countries during 2016.

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