We are hiring a Marketing Officer!
Apply online here: http://bit.ly/BAPROform by January 18th, 2019.
About the role:
As a Marketing Officer, you will have responsibility to sell our growing portfolio of agricultural based loan products (including bicycles, oxen and ploughs, grinding mills, etc.). Your position and your sales are based in Gulu and the surrounding districts.
Your responsibilities include:
Client Identification (55%):
Travel daily to the field to meet potential clients and build relationships with local leaders
Work with local leaders to identify and target existing organized VSLA and farming groups.
Identify potential clients that are not formed in a group, and help establish organized groups.
Market loan products to existing groups.
Complete group screening forms following BAP’s policies and procedures.
Complete individual loan applications for clients in approved groups
Analyze and suggest ways BAP can improve its marketing strategies.
Create marketing materials to share with local leaders and potential customers.
Customer Service (25%):
Deliver high quality client service by keeping time, providing accurate information, and being respectful of all potential customers.
Provide a wide variety of training to potential clients and groups before loan disbursal.
Maintain close relationships with customers throughout loan process.
Go the “extra mile” to build trusting relationships, customer loyalty and satisfaction throughout the entire loan process.
Provide accurate, and up to date, information on BAP loan products to potential clients.
Deliver pre-loan trainings to potential clients and groups
Maintain client and loan pipeline spreadsheet weekly to ensure accurate tracking of all outreach to new groups and clients.
Work closely with loan officers to ensure progression of clients through pipeline
Key Result Areas/ Accountabilities:
Proactively develop relationships with VSLA groups
Meet group screening targets
Meet targets for successful individual applications
Successfully recover payments from defaulting clients
Knowledge and Skills:
Business or Marketing Certificate, or Degree preferred
Minimum of 2 years experience in similar role.
Experience working with VSLAs, or farmer’s groups
Familiarity with agriculture
Fluency in both Luo/ Langi and English
Ability to ride motorcycle long distances daily (and a riding permit)
Be able to work independently
Outgoing with the ability to approach new groups or clients
Computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as, the ability to learn new programs
Previous experience in a Micro-Finance is an added advantage.
Why work with us?
We are growing quickly and as a Marketing Officer you will be the public face of the company, introducing our company and products to new clients in the Gulu region.
At BAP Finance, we are constantly seeking to build the best company. This means we take your feedback seriously and you can see your individual efforts in improved procedures.
While our team is result-oriented, we also have a lot of fun. We enjoy team meals and lots of laughter.
You will work out of our office in Gulu. Expect to spend about 85% of your time in the field. Compensation is competitive and benefits include health insurance, professional development, and airtime. Working hours are Monday to Friday 9:00am to 6:30pm. Evening and weekend work may be needed. As a Marketing Officer you will report to the Senior Marketing Officer, and will work alongside a growing team of eight Loan Officers and two other Marketing Officers.
HOW TO APPLY:
Apply online here: http://bit.ly/BAPROform
For those who cannot apply online you can hand-deliver your Updated Resume to: BAP Gulu office, Senior quarters: 30 Eden Road P.O.Box 1025 Gulu.
All candidates hand-delivering resumes must fill an application form from the office before they leave. Candidates who do not fill the form will not be considered. Note that the office will not be open to receive hand delivered applications from 22 Dec 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
Deadline for receiving applications is 18th January 2019.