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Global Partnerships Advisor4

  • Company: Greenlight Planet
  • Deadline: Wednesday 18th April 2012
  • Location: Nairobi
Job Description

We’re making Greenlight Planet the best place to work, ever. We’re an organization of passionate professionals focused on empowering millions of Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) families with simple, smart, honest technology and true market innovation. We’re passionate about changing the world on an unprecedented scale, working with fantastically talented teammates to tackle the world’s most challenging problems and having fun, as a team, while doing it.

If this sounds like your kind of company, keep reading.

 

About Greenlight Planet 

Greenlight Planet’s mission is to replace the dirty, dangerous and expensive kerosene lanterns used by 1.6 billion off-grid people in Asia and Africa. Our products are designed from the ground up to meet the needs of price-sensitive off-grid consumers.

Life for families change once Sun King™ products enter the home: children can study at night, breadwinners can extend their income earning hours, and carcinogenic fumes are eliminated. Within months of displaced kerosene consumption, the Sun King has entirely paid for itself and families enjoy a net savings for years and years.

We’re developing truly innovative distribution, financial and partnership models to reach even the most isolated, price-sensitive families around the globe.  And we are growing quickly.

 

Global Partnerships Advisor

Greenlight Planet is looking for driven, passionate, socially minded business development professionals to join its newly created Global Partnerships team in Nairobi, Kenya.  Through strategic partnerships, Greenlight Planet has introduced its Sun King™ line of solar lanterns to almost 15 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Global Partnerships Advisors will accelerate Greenlight Planet’s presence in by supporting existing strategic accounts and cultivating new business partnerships in the region. 

Partnership Advisors will work directly with a portfolio of Greenlight’s existing partners to develop marketing campaigns and strategies to enhance market penetration and meet quarterly sales targets.  The Partnership Advisor will also be responsible for identifying innovative methods to promote and distribute the Sun King line of products to off-grid consumers in current and new markets.  Candidates for this position should have experience with client management, rural distribution and marketing in emerging markets.  The ideal candidate has a strong record of consistently exceeding sales targets and a passion for doing big, game-changing things. 

The ideal candidate for Senior Partnership Advisor:

  • Is mission-driven, entrepreneurial and passionate about making a significant difference in the world
  • Has 5+ years experience in sales, marketing and developing distribution channels in emerging markets
  • Has lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Enjoys the challenge of working independently and creatively with a fast-growing global enterprise
  • Likes getting hands on and is willing to spend 40-50% of his/her time on the road interacting with resellers, customers and partners
  • Is a natural people-person, one that thrives off of building strong relationships both within the organization and externally
  • Can tell a great story; communicates clearly, effectively and could capture the interest and attention of 2 or 20 or 200 people at a time.
  • Is fluent in English and ideally speaks some Kiswahili and/or French.

The ideal candidate for Partnership Advisor:

  • Is mission-driven, entrepreneurial and passionate about making a significant difference in the world
  • Enjoys the challenge of working independently and creatively with a fast-growing global enterprise
  • Likes getting hands on and is willing to spend 40-50% of his/her time on the road interacting with resellers, customers and partners
  • Has 2+ years experience in sales, distribution or development roles
  • Has lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Is a natural people-person, one that thrives off of building strong relationships both within the organization and externally
  • Can tell a great story; communicates clearly, effectively and could capture the interest and attention of 2 or 20 or 200 people at a time.
  • Is fluent in English and ideally speaks some French.

How to apply

Greenlight Planet offers a competitive salary, a fun, supportive work environment and opportunities for continued professional growth within a fast-growing global enterprise. 

If this sounds like your kind of place, please send your resume to africajobs@greenlightplanet.com with ‘Global Partnership Advisor’ in your subject line.