Klasha makes it easy for African consumers to shop online. We build technology that allows African consumers to easily access the goods they want on the continent. We enable payments online in local African currencies and can handle the last-mile logistics for our retail partners too. Statistically, Africa is the future, so we believe consumers on the continent should have the same frictionless access to the global e-commerce economy as consumers in the West.
Klasha was founded in Lagos, Nigeria in 2018 and is backed by Techstars, Ginco Investments and a group of notable angel investors. Klasha is run by 20-somethings from five nationalities that speak six different languages between them. Klasha has offices in Johannesburg, South Africa and Lagos, Nigeria.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Sales Development Representative
About the Role
The ultimate aim of a sales development representative is to expand a company's customer base.
You will generate leads, solicit new potential customers, and connect these customers with the right salesperson.
We are looking for a friendly, well-spoken sales development representative to assist our company in expanding our customer base.
What you will be doing:
Conduct market research to identify selling possibilities and evaluate customer needs
Create potential customer’s lists in the UK, US, Middle East and Asia
Actively seek out new sales opportunities through cold calling, networking and social media
Set up meetings with potential clients and listen to their wishes and concerns
Identify prospect's needs and suggest appropriate products/services
Build long-term trusting relationships with prospects to qualify leads as sales opportunities
Proactively seek new business opportunities in the market
Set up meetings or calls between (prospective) customers and sales executives
Report to sales manager with weekly, monthly, and quarterly results
Performing regular follow-up calls or emails and facilitating communication with existing customers to ensure their satisfaction and identify new potential needs.
Collaborating with sales executives to ensure the company's goals and targets are met.
Qualifications & Experience
You should apply if you:
Have a Bachelor's Degree in Sales, Marketing or Business related fields
Have 2-3 years of sales experience, with a history of exceeding lead targets
Have strong communication skills via phone and email and customer service skills.
Have proven creative problem-solving approach, time management and strong analytical skills
Have a strong desire and ability to move up within a sales organization
Have the ability to focus on Market research and create leads
Having successful completion of coursework in sales techniques, marketing, and communication may be advantageous.
Have computer literacy skills.
For successful performance in this role, the candidate must possess:
Strong communication and presentation skills
The ability to influence and negotiate with others
Customer service skills
Ability to think creatively and strategically.
Our people are the heart of the business, so we prioritize welfare and offer a wide range of competitive benefits including but not limited to:
All the latest technology you need to do your role including a laptop and accessories
Fast and expanding career progression
Private health insurance
Free lunch in the office
Budget for French language classes
One-time home office set-up allowance
Hybrid; remote + office hours and flexible working conditions
Access to Klasha Sessions development training courses
Diesel and fuel allowance for remote working
Work-from-anywhere weeks: Work from anywhere for three weeks in a year
Paid birthday day off
Team building events
Bank holidays swap
Access to mental health wellness services
Paid parental leave
Paid time off.
Application Closing Date
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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