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Head, Sales

Closing: Jun 13, 2024

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Published: May 29, 2024 (17 days ago)

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Required Skills & Attributes
  • 10+ years of relevant sales experience, with 3 – 5 years in a similar role within the energy sector.
  • Graduate from a leading institution with a related degree in Sales, Business Management, and marketing. Postgraduate degree in business and/or related professional qualifications, a plus.
  • A clearly defined strategic thought process and a continuous improvement mindset with excellent problem-solving skills.
  • This position requires an in-depth understanding of business development, sales, critical thinking, and the ability to provide time-bound solutions to the benefit of the company, and projects.
  • Hands-on experience in driving sales within rural and peri-urban areas (B2C & B2B)
  • Great relationship management skills and an understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods.
  • Excellent skills with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and project management tools (MS Project, Asana, Slack, etc.)
  • In-depth knowledge of the power sector in Nigeria, a plus.
  • Business-level fluency in relevant Nigerian languages, an added advantage
Responsibilities
Required Skills & Attributes
  • 10+ years of relevant sales experience, with 3 – 5 years in a similar role within the energy sector.
  • Graduate from a leading institution with a related degree in Sales, Business Management, and marketing. Postgraduate degree in business and/or related professional qualifications, a plus.
  • A clearly defined strategic thought process and a continuous improvement mindset with excellent problem-solving skills.
  • This position requires an in-depth understanding of business development, sales, critical thinking, and the ability to provide time-bound solutions to the benefit of the company, and projects.
  • Hands-on experience in driving sales within rural and peri-urban areas (B2C & B2B)
  • Great relationship management skills and an understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods.
  • Excellent skills with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and project management tools (MS Project, Asana, Slack, etc.)
  • In-depth knowledge of the power sector in Nigeria, a plus.
  • Business-level fluency in relevant Nigerian languages, an added advantage

Job Summary

  • Husk is recruiting for a Sales Head to help expand its Mini Grids business footprint within Nigeria and across other parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
  • We seek a highly motivated and talented salesperson for our rapidly developing Nigerian market focusing on territorial sales across Husk sites and potential sites and who will be committed to executing at a high level in a fast-paced environment.
  • The Sales Head will be accountable for the MiniGrids Sales Team's financial performance in partnership with the Country Director and is required to drive continuous revenue growth.
  • This position provides the opportunity to join a growing team that is changing the face of rural electrification in Nigeria and Asia.
  • The individual should also be passionate about contributing to solving one of Nigeria’s most critical challenges – the energy access deficit. This is a role with a reporting line to the Country Director.

Key Duties
General:

  • Manage, motivate, and mentor other team members along with a variety of personnel to create a positive, constructive, and performance-driven dynamic, while driving efficiencies.
  • Establish the strategic vision and direction for the HMG Sales.
  • Drive “Best Practices” across the business. Once a “Best Practice” has been identified, ensure that the practice is visible nationally and to another subsidiary.
  • Managing sales operations with a focus on achieving predefined sales targets. Forecasting and planning monthly, quarterly, and yearly sales targets and executing them in a given time frame
  • Work closely with Heads of other Business Units to understand sales/business performance trends and position partnership engagements adequately.
  • Negotiate solutions, resolve conflicts, and provide solutions in the best interest of Husk, and our customers/clients and employees.
  • Act as a leader within the country. Understand the priorities of the country operations and support the Country Director and Heads of other Business Units when necessary.
  • Support the optimization of various Husk NG activities to ensure best practices are entrenched towards more efficient processes.

Sales Management and Revenue Assurance:

  • Formulating sales strategy and ensuring sales goals are achieved.
  • Provide regular reporting on sales management, sales pipeline development, forecasting, key account status, market condition updates, sales results, and budget performance.
  • Develop and implement robust sales management processes. Stringently monitor revenue pipeline to ensure revenue targets and achievements.

Business Growth and Support:

  • Identify new markets and business opportunities for sales and revenue growth.
  • Market research across the HMG business, including but not limited to marketing, business development, review, and budgeting, across Husk sites and Potential Sites.
  • Development of accurate segmentation and targeting of the market including identification of customer and market opportunities, market entry/expansion strategy, establishing a balance of long-term pipeline and short-term revenue.
  • Create community market intelligence packs to drive customer sizing and customer pricing decisions. Establish scalable promotional tools and processes.
  • Support business growth and continuous cost & and quality improvements in the business.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Coordinate, maintain regular communication, and develop positive and productive relationships with various stakeholders, regulatory stakeholders, customer groups, etc.
  • Collaboration and convergence with the Operations/Service, Engineering, IT and Software and,the finance department to ensure successful implementation of business plans.
  • Build and maintain a high-performing sales team whilst promoting individual/team performance and a collaborative attitude across board.

Thought Leadership:

  • Drive thought leadership engagements to ensure Husk maintains local visibility as an industry leader within the MiniGrids space.

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