Regional Commercial Manager - SouthSouth, South East

Portharcourt, Enugu | Commercial | Full-time

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Role Profile

The Regional Commercial Manager will lead the organization in income generation activities for the sales and commercial sector. He/she will set targets, drive income generation and work across the organization to manage the delivery of sales and commercial Business expectations.


The role holder will have overall responsibility of the business’ day-to-day and long-term sales and commercial activities; coordinate the sales and commercial teams and collaborate with key Line Managers to resolve sales and commercial issues.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Execution: Lead the development of the overall Sales and Commercial Strategy, goals and objectives for the business and manage its implementation; including developing existing relationships with key industrial partners to create new sales and commercial opportunities. Develop and oversee the implementation of plans for expansion and business development as well as strategies to accelerate business growth.
  • Business Modelling: Direct the extensive understanding of business model, growth models and identification of sales and commercial opportunities. Implement robust new business processes across the organization aimed at identifying new sales and commercial opportunities and efficiencies in line with the business goals. Implement a rigorous analysis of existing customer needs, trends and forecasts within the value chain in search of value-adding and new service opportunities.
  • Performance Management: Oversee revenue generation and diversification of income streams for the business while encouraging business growth and performance. Develop metrics to monitor the performance of sales and commercial activities; Analyse the business performance, including profitability, revenue pricing and cost of goods in comparison to market prices. Utilise analytics to create action plans that are based on data and statistics and interpret business results against targets, reporting the results to the senior management team on the performance. Oversee the performance of the sales team in outlet recruitment, retention and route optimization to ensure that our Dukas/Kyosks are regularly serviced and buy across the portfolio.
  • Business Intelligence: Advise theframework for business intelligence reporting; support the wider business needs with compiling data and information to assist with continuous improvement developments and improving business performance. Review data to identify trends or opportunities to reduce costs, improve revenue and improve business performance.
  • Business Advisory: Play a lead role in advising the around pricing of sales and commercial contracts. Coordinate with the Purchasing team to develop risk assessments and pricing structures for products to work toward commercial efforts. Identify cost-effective and sales and commercial opportunities for service & process improvements and support their implementation in the business.
  • Budget Management: Manage the expenditure of the sales and commercial budget across the year, oversee expenses and revenue to create financial returns and business growth. Support financial planning and budgeting for the business based on market & revenue data and analytics.
  • Stakeholder Management: Develop strong relationships with different departments within the company to ensure everyone is working toward the same targets and goals. Ensure alignment with the sales and commercial strategies that reflect immediate business requirements and potential business development opportunities.
  • People Management: Provide leadership to the direct reports including scheduling frequent one on one meetings, conducting monthly performance appraisals and driving a high-performance culture within the team. Support the recruitment of sales and commercial team members including role & success profile definition and interviewing. Contribute to a sustainable positive workforce environment and culture through collaborative leadership, open communication and teamwork.
  • Sales and Operation Planning: Provide leadership to the S&OP process ensuring that markets through bottom-up approach put together demand plans per SKU/Brand/Category in line with the Business growth plans and track weekly performance to ensure targets are achieved.
  • 3<sup>rd</sup> Party Management: Monitor the performance of 3<sup>rd</sup> party sales companies in contract with Kyosk and ensure that contracts are renewed on time and key performance metrics are entrenched with weekly/monthly/quarterly reviews. Ensure that teams seconded to Kyosk from the 3<sup>rd</sup> parties are as per the agreed caliber and performance reviews, coaching and trainings are done as per the annual calendar.


Minimum Requirements & Key Skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing or a related subject/field;
  • A master’s degree will be an added advantage;
  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience with at least 3 years in a similar position in retail, FMCG or manufacturing;
  • Strong financial analysis experience and sales/commercial (acumen) experience including financial modelling is a plus;
  • Extensive understanding of business growth models and the ability to foresee sales and commercial opportunities;
  • Excellent relational skills, working tirelessly to build and maintain beneficial partnerships with key stakeholders;
  • Strategic development and critical thinking skills with experience supporting the setting financial targets, developing budgets, and monitoring compliance;
  • Ability to collaborate with and coordinate diverse teams (marketing, sales, customer service, etc.);
  • Working knowledge of how to conduct market research and analysis including the creation of detailed business plans;
  • Understand existing customer relationships and their requirements to ensure they are being met;
  • Outstanding commercial, sales and business development skills and proven ability to develop commercial strategies that improve business performance; 
  • Proven success of managing/implementing new business pipelines;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.


Competencies & Skills

  • Strategic Orientation & Thinking;
  • Sales and Commercial Acumen;
  • Entrepreneurial Skills;
  • Stakeholder Management;
  • Analytical Thinking;
  • Tech Savvy.




About the Company:

Export Trading Group is the largest agricultural-commodity supply chain company in East and Southern Africa. The Company originates (buys) crops at farm gate “up country” in over 25 African countries, aggregates and processes them in a network of proprietary facilities and exports them internationally. Using this infrastructure in reverse, the Company imports fertilizer and rice, breaks bulk and processes them, and distributes them to smallholders.


ETG Digital Platforms (Kyosk) is building the future of the retail of everyday essentials and access to financial services in Africa, starting from Kenya.


Kyosk Digital Services limited is a tech-led platform that connects informal retailers who retail in kiosks and other similar retail outlets directly to fast-moving consumer goods companies (FMCGs) by communicating demand from retail outlets directly to FMCGs and their distributors and managing the delivery of the goods to the kiosks.


Our digital ordering and delivery platform – Kyosk, ensures that these retail outlets get access to stock at competitive prices and have them delivered directly to them. FMCGs find the traditional distribution chain to be inadequate as well, making it expensive for them to serve kiosk-type retail outlets, leading to high incidences of product stock-outs and lost sales opportunities. By providing FMCGs with good data visibility, we solve this major problem of theirs.


If you want to become a business leader in the emerging digital technology space and join a rapidly growing company of passionate and determined individuals with a singular will to win, Kyosk Digital is the organization for you.