Solar Regional Sales Manager

Schneider Electric East Africa (Kenya)

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Schneider Electric’s capabilities in the solar market segment include complete electrical systems and power conversion solutions along with the intelligent controls needed for the most competitive smart grid integration, and lifecycle Operation and Maintenance services.

Mission

The Solar Regional Sales Manager is responsible for the development of the sales of Schneider Electric solar offer in Kenya a and other countries in the region

Job includes:

a) Leading the commercial actions in the region including:

-  prescription, customer management, opportunity development and follow-up, contract negotiation and conclusion in order to maximise the order intake and market share.

-  Work on further developing our distributors in the region and bringing new EPC’s and solar opportunities through channel partners.

-  Provide commercial and technical leadership and support during pre-sales, sales, and after sales stages to our channel partners.

-  Develop new distributors and partners in newly opened countries

-  Support offer creation for commercial channel off-grid and grid-tie in the region

-  Understand business in the countries (Markets, Channels, competition, applications, etc) through continuous visits and contact with customers

-  Find new business opportunities, based on country and “business line” strategy.

-  Become the face of Schneider Electric Solar business in the region for local seminars and events

b) Contributing in promoting Solar in Country towards:

-  External stakeholders (administration, media, solar associations …).

-  Internal stakeholders (country president, business VP …).

c) Contributing in building, updating and deploying a commercial plan for the country:

-  Targets and forecasts

-  Commercial strategy – pricing positioning / business model / major customers

-  Technical specification / evolutions of current and future product portfolio

-  Supply chain (localisation, …)

-  Country priorities

d) She/he shall provide forecasts (order intake, project details, volume by product category) on a

monthly basis for the next 3 months and on a quarterly basis for the next 12 months. She/he shall make sure that data in Bridge Front Office is updated before the last day of each month.

Performance indicators

a)  Business indicators (Order Intake, Sales, Profitability)

b)  Customer portfolio and conversion rate

c)  Hit rate and market share

d)  Bridge Front Office Accuracy

Skills

a)         Channel sales experience, and technical background

b)         Networking capabilities (externally and internally)

c)         Leadership and management skills

d)  Solar business competencies (business model, market specifications, technical  …)

e)         Collaboration spirit between areas, with other solar teams (Repetitive application, LoBs,

Services …) and with country organisations (Energy, Partner, A2E, Microgrids, Services …)

f)          Synthesis and analysis capabilities

g)         Rigour and result driven

h)         Fluent local language + English

Hierarchy

The Regional Sales Manager reports to the Area Manager for Middle East and Africa.

Location

Job location: Kenya

Frequent local/regional travel in Kenya or other countries in the region (60%), occasional international travels to other geographies (10%).

Contact

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