Hiring Organization: Upfield Nigeria
Location: Alausa, Lagos
Reports to (role): General Manager, West Africa
The role of Head of Sales is a data-driven role that requires commercial acumen and a deep understanding of the consumer base, the competitive market, and an ability to analyze sales performance.
The Head of Sales is an integral part of the business and this role involves the management of external partners and collaborations with numerous internal departments to achieve business goals.
The Head of Sales Nigeria role will oversee the overall sales function for the Nigeria Market and will perform the following:
Deliver the growth plan for all regions in the country
Bring local businesses in line with agreed category, country, and customer plans
Build strong relationships with Customers for mutual business benefit
Develop local sales team to ensure leadership within local market
Prepare sales organization for new and rapidly changing market realities
Simplify sales structure, processes, and standards in line with agreed operating framework
Attract and build best sales talent and build strong succession plans.
Bring the customer alive in the business in all other business functions.
Create a high performing and integrated sales organization in country in line with principles of go to market organizational model and benchmark targets:
Deliver on Annual Plan
Continuously improve Customer relations (profitability, growth of share, loyalty, satisfaction, etc)
Champion Joint Business Planning excellence
Champion Consumer / Shopper Insight excellence
Develop Customers based on Local P&L responsibility to optimize footprint in these customers the market
Build and develop key sales talent
Champion the turnaround of the country organization into a customer and shopper driven organization
Lead pilots of new innovative channels/ ways to get to consumers and bring successful pilots to maturity
The Head of Sales role will interface with the following stakeholders:
External – Key Distributors, Key Accounts
10+ years of business experience
Strong cross-functional understanding and experience
At least two or three leadership roles in Customer Development
Proven People Management experience
Broad experience and proven track record working in different market conditions, for different customers.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified? Go to Upfield Nigeria on upfield.com to apply