The Suba Green Forest Social Investment Initiative in Kenya (GFSI) is a program that consists of economic and social investment projects implemented by Green Forest Social Investment Limited, its subsidiaries and Green Forest Social Investment Trust (GFSIT). The program is integrated to create synergy between economic and social investments. The initiative has a long-term goal of providing equal economic opportunities for the social well being of children, youth and women and to invest in the natural environment in Gwassi Division, in Suba District. It combines poverty reduction, environmental benefit and profit. The Purpose of the program is to stimulate economic and social transformation of the people at the household level and beyond (communities at large). The companies part of the program are for example active in forestry, and in the production of charcoal, honey and biofuel and are run as social businesses.
The Marketing and Sales manager will set up the department that is responsible for the sales and marketing of several agriculture and forestry related products. He / she heads a small team that gets things done. The job requires both a hands-on mentality and an ability to think strategically about the positioning of the products in their respective markets. The manager will closely work together with the other managers of the program to ensure a marketing and sales approach that supports the production companies. Will be based at the company compound in Gwassi (Kwethumbe, Suba District) and (maybe) partly in Kisumu.
The ideal candidate has a wide experience (7 years +) in both marketing and sales in Kenya (or possibly East Africa), has an entrepreneurial spirit, has good managerial capabilities, is a team player and understands the implications of being active as a social business. Experience in the agriculture and / or forestry business is considered a plus. Has ability to think from the perspective of customers and social trends and can translate this into company actions. The candidate is a 'go getter' when it comes to realizing sales targets.
|Contact persoon: Thea Radder|
Please send your application letter, including resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 1 August 2011, for the attention of Thea Radder.
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