Responsibilities and Location
The successful applicant will be responsible for the supervision of a Timber Market Development Project, reporting directly to the Managing Director, with other reporting expected to additional directors. S/he will be based at the Sound and Fair Head Office in Kilwa Masoko, Lindi Region, but will travel regularly to project initiatives in Dar es Salaam and the company's sawmill in Nanjirinji village, Lindi Region.
· Identify suitable locations in Dar es Salaam for timber depot and products shop;
· Set up timber depot and products shops including shop fitting, branding and decoration;
· Research wood products market and assist with development of product range;
· Supervise timber depot and products shop assistants
· Liaise with sawmill managers to ensure-stock levels are maintained;
· Marketing and promotion of timber and products in key markets including newspaper and radio advertising and direct buyer networking;
· Liaise with Sound and Fair international sales and marketing team;
· Financial management of timber depot and products shops;
· Write monthly reports on progress of all project aspects;
· Liaise with Finance Manager on quarterly financial reports;
· Report to and meet with project stakeholders on periodic basis;
· Assist with writing end of project report;
· Manage end of project stakeholder workshop to share project lessons and finding;
· Assist with tree selection, harvesting and extraction and wood processing of selected project species;
Qualifications and Experience
· At least S years' experience in business sales or marketing, ideally with retail experience.
· The successful applicant will be a natural sales person, capable of meeting deadlines and targets and with the ability to network and develop good relationships within the business, with clients and other stakeholders.
· A holder of at least a degree in business or marketing related studies.
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