About Watervale Investments
Watervale Investments is a young and quickly-growing company serving Kenya’s furniture industry. Backed by European and American investment, our mission is to make quality furniture more available and affordable to millions of Kenyans. We believe in being a fair and honest employer and providing our employees with opportunity based on performance and merit.
About the Position
The Customer Engagement Officer role will focus on developing and managing relationships with our customers. The officer will be responsible for all aspects of our customer relationships – from customer acquisition to marketing new product lines to account management. This is an excellent opportunity for an early-career professional with strong customer relations and analytical skills to take up a business-to-business engagement role. The Customer Engagement Officer will be based from our office on Mombasa Road (near Cabanas), but will travel regularly within and outside Nairobi. Regular visitation to customer shops will be an important part of the role. Candidates should therefore be comfortable with significant travel and field work.
This is a long-term, salaried position with the added opportunity of earning commissions from sales. Our company is growing quickly and there are ample opportunities for professional development and career growth for exceptional candidates.
Goals and Responsibilities
• Take responsibility for placing orders according to credit rules and credit limit established by your supervisor
• Manage customers’ payment schedule and ensure that customers adhere to credit limits
• Build long-term relationships with clients and service recurring order needs
• Provide all customer support required by the clients in your portfolio
Network Within the Industry and Identify New Clients
• Build and grow relationships within the furniture manufacture industry
• Use industry networks and other means to generate new leads on an on-going basis
• Develop a strong understanding of competitors and competing products on the market
Present Products to Prospective Customers
• Pursue leads, research prospects and make initial introductory calls
• Make product presentations which show an in-depth understanding of our products and the client’s needs
• Offer recommendations to your supervisor about creditworthiness of new customers
• Close relationships and coordinate orders with our warehouse
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
• A preference for 1-2 years’ experience in a role with sales or customer relations responsibilities
• Furniture industry knowledge or experience is a plus, but not a requirement
• Extremely strong interpersonal skills and success developing productive professional relationships
• A mature professional who can comfortably relate with business owners and senior purchasing managers
• Strong analytical skills and attention to detail—ability to analyze customer statements and proactively identify and address issues with customer accounts
• Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
• Eager to join a young, quickly-growing organization and team
Competitive salary for entry level position, participation in a private pension scheme, opportunity for advancement and coaching by the company’s international directors.
How to Apply
Please visit the link below to apply online for this and any other available positions: http://www.watervale.co.ke/vacancies