Country Manager Job in Kigali Rwanda – Aluminium and Copper Cable Products Manufacturer (KShs 200K – 250K)

Country Manager – Rwanda

Our client is an established blue chip company that specialises in manufacture and distribution of aluminium and copper cable products in East Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Southern Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi. 

With the growth of the business they require a country manager based in Rwanda to take the firm to the next level.   
Ideally, an individual would have a background in engineering, though this is not absolute requirement. 
Stress in this position is on someone who has the mindset and passion for marketing and ability to drive sales – – and 7 to 10 years work experience and feels comfortable dealing with those in senior positions.
The Country Manager – Rwanda is responsible for managing the sales team and ensuring that customer needs are met through optimal availability of company’s products. 
Primary responsibilities
  • Develop annual sales targets, budgets and strategic plans and ensure effective budgetary control
  • Develop and implement sales strategies plans and provide support in marketing strategies and plans such as promotion – below and above the line
  • Ensure that sales targets are achieved, monitor sales and profits against agreed budget and where necessary, recommend changes to strategies and support plans
  • Design and manage an appropriate distribution strategy with well elaborated route plans to ensure adequate market coverage by the sales force
  • Input into ideas on  new products for the market
  • Analyze prevailing market trends, market research information obtained from the sales force and economic factors to provide market feedback for management decision making
  • Ensure brand profitability through correct pricing policies and product costing
  • Establish and maintain good corporate relations and customer care
  • Select, train, motivate, appraise and develop an effective sales team
  • Ideally BSc in electrical – mechanical engineering, or degree in any other field
  • MBA would be an added advantage
  • Postgraduate diploma in marketing or business management and administration
  • At least 7 years’ relevant working experience in sales in FMCG or in electrical engineering, three years of which should be at management level
  • Strong problem solving skills based on an ability to analyze a situation based on hard facts and figures, blended with a touch of creative thinking
  • Outgoing personality, team player who takes initiative
  • Computer literacy including office applications, such as MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines       
This position is based in Kigali and would suit those whose salary expectations range from KSh 200,000 to 250,000 per month. 
Attractive benefits include housing and use of a company car.

Contact us

Please send your cover letter telling us “why you think you are the person for the job” and your resume with referees in a 3 page Word format and your daytime phone contact to Christine at 
All e mails will be responded to almost immediately. 
Deadline for applications is Friday 26 October 2012.

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