Agri-Tech start-up Sales Intern Job in Kenya

Jun 3, 2017

Vacancy: Sales Intern

Client Summary: Our client is an Agri-Tech start-up company in Kenya working with smallholder farmers to improve production and increase efficiency through the use of new modern technologies.

Job Summary
  • Create demand and brand awareness by product promotion, demonstrations and trials;
  • Coordinate and present at retail and grower meetings, and conduct on-farm product trials;
  • Demonstrate the value of the clients product line versus conventional market products;
  • Implement donor funded projects of the clients products and services within the Counties of Nairobi, Nyeri, Kericho, Kiambu Eldoret, Nakuru and Bomet;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with existing customers, growers, retailers, crop consultants, and colleges/Universities;
  • Support sales programs within assigned territory/accounts;
  • Develop new prospects and interact with customers to increase sales of products in order to meet and exceed sales goals;
  • Assure customer satisfaction and proper product knowledge;
  • Monitor competitive activity and trends;
  • Keep records and prepare reports on sales activities as required;
  • Maintain continuing education on marketing techniques, products and services;
  • Provide training to Greenhouses employees and customers as needed;
  • Initiate trials that support marketing;
  • Represent the client at local and regional meetings and trade shows;
  • Research and respond to technical inquiries by consulting with internal and industry specialists in order to resolve any potential issues or question.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree in Sales and Marketing or Agriculture, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Willingness to be taught and trained on the product;
  • 6 months experience or more will be added advantage;
  • Knowledge of DFID, USAID and UKAID reporting will also be an added advantage.
Competencies
  • Ability to work with teams;
  • Highly developed customer service skills;
  • Ability to develop strong client relationships;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.
Apply

Send your Cover Letter and detailed CV to apply@jobs.dumaworks.com marking the subject as “2841”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2841 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: Tuesday, 06 June 2017

N.B.* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.





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