Safisana

Sales Manager Agronomy

Job Summary

Safisana Ghana (in Ashaiman) is hiring a full-time Sales Manager to take responsibility for the sale of Safisana’s products and services to companies, farmers and other customers. The candidate will serve as the first sales manager for Safisana and will lead as a selling manager to establish sales best practices while developing a sales team.

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

Job Description/Requirements

About Us

Safisana has developed a circular business model for local waste treatment for governments, utilities and food processing industries. Our recycling plants turn organic waste and faecal sludge into high value products: renewable energy (electricity), organic fertilizer and irrigation water. Safisana also has an agronomy department that is into vegetable production in three sections: Greenhouse, Hydroponics and Farm Field.



Overview

Reporting to the Senior Manager, the Sales Manager will be responsible for executing the company’s sales strategy. Together with key stakeholders, the ideal candidate will help further develop the company’s sales strategy. It is expected that the sales manager will spend a high percentage of his time in the field engaged directly in selling activities and transitioning gradually over to working mostly through the sales team to achieve sales targets. The successful candidate will lead the sales for Safisana’s products which includes compost and farm produce. The candidate should have a minimum of five years of experience in selling and managing salespeople in a Business to Business (B2B) environment. We’re seeking a quick learner who can adapt and innovate in an early stage environment with strong selling skills and good sales management experience. We are looking for someone with a track record of success who can inspire the same in other.



Responsibilities 

  • Execute the company’s sales strategy to meet and exceed KPIs and sales targets for products including Safisana’s Asase Gyefo compost and fresh vegetable produce.
  • Prospect for and generate sales leads, following through with the sales process and closing sales
  • Create and maintain a healthy sales pipeline 
  • Build and nurture  initial customers into repeat buying clients
  • Understand how to make Safisana products appeal to consumers based on the environment and current trends
  • Eventually help grow our sales team by helping with recruiting, hiring, and onboarding new salespeople
  • Mentor and train salespeople to improve performance and provide on-the-job support
  • Teach other Safisana employees how to make sales to potential consumers


Qualifications

  • At least 5 years experience in sales with minimum 3 years experience as a Sales Manager preferable for Agri inputs
  • Degree in marketing or related field; Master’s Degree in a related field is a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Agribusiness or related background is a plus
  • Willing to travel has a valid driver’s license and own transportation


Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to make excellent decisions and overcome challenges creatively.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and organized
  • Experience in customer relationship management and B2B selling
  • Ability to adapt and function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Willingness to work additional hours to meet business demands
  • Ability to work independently and proceed with objectives without close supervision
  • Ability to train and coach sale people in all aspects of the sales process
  • Experience using CRM to manage the sales process and forecast sales

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