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* Senior Sales Manager - Ivory Coast

Coberon Chronos Consulting’s client is one of the world´s largest and most successful integrated communications companies. The Group offers enhanced mobile, fixed line, television and Internet services to customers.

• Sales responsibility for Western Africa • Responsibility for initiating, developing and managing sales and business activity in the territory. • Formulates and develops strategies to obtain new customers while maintaining relationships and identifying growth opportunities with existing customers. • Working to achieve and excel sales targets, driving the success of the role and the company forward. • Conducting continuous negotiation processes with large businesses. • Identifying and developing new sales opportunities in the market.

• Individual should have a Bachelor’s degree. • Minimum of 10 years experience in sales within the telco industry. • Displays seasoned, strategic and hands-on knowledge of the telecom and enterprise business in Western Africa. • Proven track-record in double-digit sales growth in West Africa to multinationals /and or regional large accounts / and or financial sector. • Able to identify focus opportunities and to establish priorities. • Good understanding of customer's needs and mentality. • Self-starter, highly motivated, hands-on, decisive with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. • Integrity, initiative, keen business acumen and the professional stature to match the challenges of the role. • Excellent command of English and French for both written and oral communication.

Excellent remuneration package for the right candidate. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

africa@chronosconsulting.com

* Futureafrica calls for sharing SME success stories

In any economy, a vibrant SME sector is essential for sustainable job creation, poverty reduction and private sector development. It plays a catalytic role in the development of any country. All accept that poverty-elimination in Africa can only come about through investment-driven economic growth. The key to sustainable economic development is the strength, health and competitiveness of small businesses. Africa needs more entrepreneurs which mean more enterprises, and more enterprises will mean more jobs.

In an attempt to help facilitate a further development Futureafrica have established a blog on www.futureafrica.eu for sharing SME success stories that already exists across Africa. Futureafrica's web site and blogs are visited by thousands of people every week, with this new initiative the hope is that we through this knowledge management tool can help an increase in innovation and start up of new businesses. We invite all small and medium sized businesses across Africa to share their success stories so far with our readers for the benefit of many. All you do is to forward your story in no more than 500 words directly to lars.stork@futureafrica.eu using word document format. Every month we will select the story that we believe would benefit a further development of the SME sector in Africa and other emerging markets.

A symbolic price of US$ 200 will be awarded every month to the story of the month. Futureafrica will in addition liaise with institutions such as the IFC who together with Fututureafrica can assist turning the idea into reality.

A project of the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, the SME Toolkit offers free business management information and training for small businesses / small and medium enterprises (SMEs) on accounting and finance, business planning, human resources (HR), marketing and sales, operations, and information technology (IT). The SME Toolkit offers a wide range of how-to articles, business forms, free business software, online training, self-assessment exercises, quizzes, and resources to help entrepreneurs, business owners, and managers in emerging markets and developing countries start, finance, formalize, and grow their businesses.

www.futureafrica.eu