Jobs at SokoWatch - Supplier Relations Associate 2022

Jobs at SokoWatch - Supplier Relations Associate 2022

Jobs at SokoWatch - Supplier Relations Associate 2022

Supplier Relations Associate


About Us:

Wasoko is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionising access to essential goods and services by connecting small merchants to the digital economy. We fix inefficient supply chains and provide services previously unavailable to informal businesses. Wasoko aims to provide everything a retailer needs, no wholesalers or banks necessary.

Thousands of retailers across East and West Africa use Wasoko's mobile ordering and delivery platform to receive the goods they need as quickly and cheaply as possible while also accessing growth financing for the first time. We’re looking to grow our team with highly talented and motivated employees who are excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment.

Role: Supplier Relations Associate

You will support the operations at a country level to ensure Wasoko is always receiving the best margins, supplier terms and proactively onboarding new products across all country branches.

Reporting To: Partnerships Manager

Location: Dar Es Salam, Tanzania.

Key Responsibilities

Act as the first point of contact for newly onboarded and existing suppliers

Negotiate terms and conditions of supplier partnerships

Schedule regular reports and meetings

Actively monitor organizational sales growth to ensure KPIs are being met and revised regularly

Managing Supplier Relations team at a country level

Monitor and manage all distribution agreement contracts

Proactively identify opportunities which will align supplier needs with the organizational goals

Advise, train and mentor junior supplier team members

Key skills and competencies

Preferred 2 years of experience in a similar role

Bachelor degree, preferably in Business Management

Ability to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced sales environment

Strong selling, negotiating and consulting skills

Effective interpersonal and analytical abilities

Strong oral, written communication & presentation skills

Willingness to travel for work within the country

Must love working with people and cross-cultural teams


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