Schneider Electric Industry Sales Leader (East Africa) Job in Kenya 2020
Career Kenya: Schneider Electric Industry Sales Leader (East Africa) Job in Kenya 2020
Employment vacancy : Today Recruitment Kenya



Job Title: Industry Sales Leader (East Africa)

Job Ref: 005USQ

Industry: A Multinational company in Energy & Automation

Job Purpose: Lead high performance sales team within the Schneider Electric – Industry Sales Force, accountable for all commercial activities in the industry segment and the sale of industry leading products, solutions, and services.

Responsible for the development of profitable growth strategies, along with associated sales forecasting, budgeting, and staffing decisions.

Provide coaching and development activities for sales staff necessary to achieve sales targets, pursue key prospects, negotiate and construct appropriate terms of sales.

This role will be responsible for all industrial products of SE portfolio (PLCs, Switchgear, MCCs) and will cut across the broader industry (WWW, F&B, O&G, P&P)

The job is based in Nairobi and cover all East African countries, mainly Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda and will report to the CEO-East Africa.

Principal Accountabilities

  1. Manage and coach team’s members
  2. Assess people’s performance
  3. Recruit and develop talents
  • Identify, qualify potential partners in industrial automation
  • Develop a solid network of System integrators and OEM to serve the East Africa Market
  • Buy and Integrate SE products and equipment
  • Define markets, market potentials and appropriate sales strategies for the Industry segment. Partner with End Users, System Integrators, OEM’s and distributors to plan strategies, provide quality service, train customers, and provide the support necessary for attainment of customer’s goals and objectives. Anticipate obstacles and develop alternative strategies.
  • Formulate, communicate, implement, and evaluate strategic and tactical sales plans. Provide coaching to ensure successful execution of plans.
  • Maintain active relationships with Schneider Electric customers. Negotiate discrepancies between customer and Schneider Electric expectations.
  • Provide coaching and development activities for sales staff necessary to achieve sales targets; identify and pursue key prospects, develop bid strategies, negotiate and construct appropriate terms of sale.
  • Coordinate sales activities in Sales region in conjunction with other Segment Sales Leads to penetrate key accounts.
  • Utilize lean principles to continuously examine processes, identifying necessary improvements and coordinating implementation.
  • Administer and/or establish company policies that directly affect employees.
  • Drive Business and opportunity management through strict CRM compliance.


  • Electrical Engineering qualification
  • 10 years of varied experience in sales, marketing, and product management. Relevant work experience and/or established networks in the Electrical Industry are desirable.
  • Technical know-how in engineering for electrical background and industry automation
  • Experience in Eastern African countries
  • A wide network of contacts in the Electrical Market.
  • Worked in leading companies in the Electrical Industry ( SE, Chint, ABB, Legrand, Siemens )
  • Experience in penetrating New Markets
  • Knowledge of Schneider Electric Partner and Industry knowledge
  • Knowledge of Industry automation as well as electrical distribution
  • English speaking mandatory
  • High level of autonomy. Proactive and self-motivated team leader.
  • Vision and strong strategic sense
  • Familiar with technical business
  • Very Strong commercial skills and attitude
  • Ability to build team capacities and develop resources
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Good interpersonal, negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Innovative and creative skills
  • Self-Confident and skilled Communicator
  • Channel Management

How to Apply

About us: Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries. With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software. In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.

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