Country Partnership Manager, Rwanda

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Sokowatch

About Us:

Sokowatch is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. By connecting small shops to the digital economy, we fix inefficient supply chains and provide services previously unavailable to informal businesses. Sokowatch aims to provide everything a retailer needs, no wholesalers or banks necessary.

Thousands of retailers across Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda use Sokowatch's mobile ordering and delivery platform to receive the goods they need as quickly and cheaply as possible while also accessing growth financing for the first time. We’re looking to grow our team with highly talented and motivated employees who are excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment.

Our Vision

Dominate the duka market across Africa by being their #1 partner for all goods and services by 2021. Sokowatch will provide everything a duka needs, no wholesalers or distributors necessary.

Role: Country Partnership Manager, Rwanda

You will support the operations at a country level to ensure Sokowatch is always receiving the best margins, supplier terms and proactively onboarding new products across all country branches.

Reporting into

East Africa Partnerships Manager

Key Responsibilities

  • Organizational:
  • Act as the first point of contact for newly on-boarded and existing suppliers
  • Negotiate terms and conditions of supplier partnerships
  • Schedule regular reports and meetings
  • Actively monitor organizational sales growth to ensure KPIs are being met and revised regularly
  • Managing Supplier Relations team at a country level
  • Monitor and manage all distribution agreement contracts
  • Proactively identify opportunities which will align supplier needs with the   organizational goals
  • Advise, train and mentor junior supplier team members

 

Key Relationships

  • Internal stakeholders:  Country Manager, East African Partnerships Manager, East African Supply Chain Manager, Global Head Partnerships, local Category Managers, Finance Department, and Country Operations team.
  • External stakeholders: All suppliers relating to the operations; this includes but is not limited to stock suppliers, vehicle vendors, and logistics companies.

Key skills and competencies

  • Preferred 3 years of experience in a similar role
  • Bachelor degree, preferably in Business Management
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced sales environment
  • Strong selling, negotiating and consulting skills
  • Effective interpersonal and analytical abilities
  • Strong oral, written communication & presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel for work within the country
  • Must love working with people and cross-cultural teams

If so kindly share your CV to careers@sokowatch.com Clearly indicating "Country Partnerships Manager-Rwanda” on the subject