Job Vacancy For Bi-lingual Sales / Business Development Associate At Barefoot Power Pty Ltd



Barefoot Power is a socially driven business with the primary mission of supplying Solar powered lights and energy systems to rural communities in emerging countries. Through supplying rechargeable and cost-effective solar LED lighting products and phone charging kits, we hope to help people build better lives. Barefoot Power currently operates in 21 countries in Africa, Asia, Oceania and Latin America. With Regional Offices in Kenya , Uganda , Rwanda ,Ghana, Australia, Hong Kong S.A.R , People’s Republic of China and the United states – Barefoot’s products are now available in 75 countries, providing over 600,000 people with alternatives lighting solutions.

Responsibilities:

The Bilingual Business Development Associate/Sales Associate – is a position that supports the West Africa Sales Manager to develop sales across Francophone West Africa countries and within Ghana, identify and help to develop strategic relationships with partners or potential clients and to support in all sales activities. The BDA is expected to work independently and is a position for a mature, detail and customer oriented individual.

Primary Relationships:

•   Reports to the West Africa Sales Manager
•   BFP Kenya and other BFP subsidiaries
•   Shipping, logistics and accounts department
•   Customers of BFP
•   Outside parties

Summary

•   Achieves maximum sales profitability, growth and account penetration within an assigned territory and/or market segment by effectively selling the company’s products and/or related services.
•   Personally contacts and secures new business accounts/customers

Qualification Required & Experience

•   A minimum of 2 years business development / sales experience
•   Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
•   Fluent in FRENCH preferably at native Speaker level
•   Candidate should have spent at least one year  in a Francophone Country
•   Strong computer skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and database management
•   Fluency in other African languages is an asset
•   Excellent customer service skills
•   Ability to meet sales targets
•   Able to work in a multi-cultural environment
•   Past experience in product training and demonstration
•   Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
•   High ethical standards and transparent communication
•   Easily adaptable to function in a changing, dynamic environment.
•   Takes initiative in responding to tasks needing completion.
•   Must be able to manage time appropriately and meet deadlines
•   Flexibility in travel and a PASSPORT is required

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU CANNOT SPEAK FRENCH

To Apply for this Job - Send your CV and Cover Letter to:

[email protected]

You may also provide your application to:

Barefoot Power (Africa) Ltd
35 Abotsi Street
East Legon
P. O. Box LG DTD 10009
Accra

Closing Date: 06 December, 2013

Please indicate in the Subject line of your email - BDA-Francophone West Africa

Notes:

•   Anyone wishing to compete for this position should send their CV and a covering letter stating their interest in the position and demonstrating how they are qualified, with reference to their previous work experience. The cover letter must clearly show how the candidate meets the screening requirements
•   Only the applicants short-listedwill be contacted by us.
•   Candidates short-listed for an interview must bring with them the original qualification and experience certificates and a copy of a piece of personal identification with a photograph.

We will contact only those applicants who submit a complete application showing how they fully meet the screening requirements, received as instructed before the cut-off date and time.

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