Marketing and Sales Manager Job – International Lifeline Fund (Lifeline)

Job Title:    Marketing and Sales Manager (fuel-efficient stoves program)

Organisation: International Lifeline Fund (Lifeline)

Duty Station:  Lira, Uganda

Reports to: Country Director Uganda, Deputy Director at Global Office

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Duration: 1 year renewable

 

About US:

International Lifeline Fund is a non-profit international humanitarian organization with its head office in Washington D.C and a local presence in Sub-Saharan Africa, as we continue to expand to other countries in Africa, including Haiti in the Caribbean Islands where we have impacted thousands of lives through our work. Our team works with local partners and communities to improve the quality of life of the underprivileged by exponentially expanding access to clean water and energy solutions. We strive for a world in which no one suffers from a lack of access to clean water and energy. Lifeline works in two sectors: Energy and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in both the development and humanitarian contexts.

 

Job Summary:  International Lifeline Fund (Lifeline) is currently seeking to recruit a Marketing and Sales Manager for its fuel-efficient stoves program, to fulfill an exciting role within the organization. The Marketing and Sales Manager is primarily responsible for supervising, managing, and operating the marketing and sales of fuel-efficient stoves in accordance with the Lifeline country’s strategic priorities. This role will offer the successful candidate a chance to work with high-performing colleagues and the opportunity to make a significant impact on the organization.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Marketing and Sales strategy

  • Develop a marketing and sales strategy for the period 2022-2023 for optimizing the distribution of fuel-efficient cookstoves in Uganda and expanding the market for the EcoSmart cookstove brand and other product lines.
  • Identify appropriate marketing and sales tools to reach strategic objectives
  • Continuously analyze trends of demand and supply in the fuel-efficient cookstove market to identify marketing and sales opportunities
  • Establish a pricing strategy and recommend selling prices

Marketing and Sales planning and logistics

  • Develop quarterly marketing and sales plans, with associated budgets and in line with the strategic objective
  • Meet marketing and sales operational and financial targets, including timely distribution of stoves to end-users and vendors
  • Provide monthly planning for relevant marketing and sales activities/purchases to ensure timely sourcing of materials for stove production
  • Provide accountability for marketing and sales purchases (e.g. invoices, receipts, deposit slips etc.)

Vendor and Stove Hub network

  • Assess and manage the existing vendor network in existing target areas
  • Conduct marketing surveys and assessments in new expansion areas to identify new vendors and opportunities to set up Stove Hubs
  • Provide training and support to vendors and Stove Hub network
  • Maintain and update Stock Status template for each Hub

End-user data management

  • Supervise data clerks in tracking user data related to carbon credit monitoring requirements
  • Train marketing and sales team in data collection methods (e.g. digital platforms)

Marketing and Sales team management and coordination

  • Manage and coordinate the day-to-day activities of the marketing and sales team (e.g. marketing sales agents and marketing assistants)
  • Ensure all Hub supervisors or operators have a work plan in place
  • Recruit and train new marketing sales agents
  • Conduct in-house training on fuel-efficient cookstove marketing
  • Coordinate with Production manager to ensure meeting sales forecasts
  • Participate in the evaluation of the marketing and sales team

Marketing and Sales reporting and communications

  • Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually marketing and sales reports in a timely manner and according to reporting templates
  • Facilitate media and promotional activities (e.g. campaigns, events) for fuel-efficient stoves marketing and sales

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s in marketing or any other relevant degree in the field of Business
  • At least five years of experience in marketing and sales, preferably in the clean energy sector, and with a track record of increasing sales figures
  • Strong ability to work at a strategic level and create a long-term vision
  • Proven dedication to developing and executing work plans carefully and in a timely manner
  • Excellent team management and coordination skills
  • Excellent knowledge of data collection and management methods
  • Strong commitment to creating sustainable partnerships with the private sector, government, and communities
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to use online platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc) for marketing purposes is a plus
  • Strong commitment to personal competence, discipline, and professionalism
  • Ability to work under pressure, both independently and in a team

 

How to Apply:

Please provide the following documents:

  1. Cover letter clearly stating your motivation and your experience as related to the roles and responsibilities (including salary expectations, maximum 2 pages)
  2. Resume
  3. Academic credentials

 

Complete applications can be submitted online or by:

  • Online via the link https://smrtr.io/9YkHY
  • Email: [email protected] (with subject ‘Application Marketing and Sales Manager’)
  • Post: International Lifeline Fund, P.O. Box 70, Lira, Uganda
  • Personal delivery: International Lifeline Fund, Adol Polino Road, Lira, Uganda

 

Only applications with all 3 required documents will be considered. Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted. Salary is commensurate with experience. Any kind of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

 

Deadline: 8th August 2022.

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