Regional sales manager

Application Deadline: 28 February 2019

How to apply: Email shamim@staffableafrica.com with your CV/resume and brief summary or e-mail introducing yourself with the subject line: Regional Sales Manager

Location: To be determined based on region in Uganda

Start Date: April 2019

About the Company

Uzima Chicken is a rapidly growing enterprise focused on making smallholder farmers healthier and wealthier through poultry. Uzima is owned by Flow Equity, a U.S.-based venture development group with a track record of success in Africa. Flow Equity founded Uzima’s sister company EthioChicken in 2010. Today, EthioChicken is the market leader in Ethiopia with over 1,000 employees, eight production facilities, and annual sales of 15m day-old chicks.  EthioChicken was awarded the 2018 Financial Times “Boldness in Business Award” and the group has attracted investments from Finnfund, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Arabica Investments, AgDevCo, AHL Venture Partners, Acumen and AECF.

Based on EthioChicken’s success, Flow Equity acquired the Rubirizi National Hatchery in Rwanda in 2017 and formed Uzima Chicken as its poultry platform for East Africa. Over the next five years, Uzima aims to be the leading smallholder-focused poultry enterprise in Rwanda and Uganda.

Job Summary

Uzima is seeking Regional Sales Managers to establish and lead regional sales and field support teams in the North, Central, and Eastern Regions of Uganda. The Regional Sales Manager reports to the Country Manager in Uganda and must ensure consistent sales growth by recruiting, training, and managing a team of Area Sales Managers. Area Sales Managers are veterinary professionals working at District-level with the key role of sales, technical support, and local stakeholder management.

Key Characteristics

Uzima Chicken is seeking a candidate who has the following characteristics:

  • Passion for serving smallholder farmers and customers

  • Strong managerial and leadership capabilities

  • Track record of success in an African context, entrepreneurial

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Demonstrates understanding of principles of sales and marketing

  • Hands-on leader who knows how and when to delegate

  • Thrives in a culture of discipline, accountability and commitment to excellence

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent BA/MA in livestock, agriculture, or agribusiness

Compensation & Benefits

Uzima Chicken offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.