The following vacancies are currently open for applications:

Job title: Regional Business Development Manager
Department: Business Development
Reporting to: Deputy CEO
Job Location: Head Office Supporting (East, Central Africa & Surrounding)


Hotpoint Appliances Limited has an exciting career opportunity in Business Development. We are seeking for talented, dynamic, self-driven and results-oriented individual who is committed to excellent performance and participating in our growth strategy.

Job Purpose

  • Initiate, develop, grow and expand Hotpoint Appliances Limited's export business within surrounding regional countries markets with VON as the lead brand.
  • To develop business opportunities in emerging countries, identify distribution channels by appointing distributors and partners to supply our products in each country within the East, Central and Surrounding Markets.
  • To screen potential business agreements by analyzing market strategies, deal requirements, evaluating options, resolving internal priorities and recommending objective options.
  • Build market position by locating, developing, defining, negotiating, and closing business relationships with partners and distributors.
  • Develop the tender and project supplies to surrounding countries.

Job Responsibility and Accountability

Feasibility study

  • Analyze business development options in the East, Central Africa and surrounding countries as prescribed by carrying out thorough due diligence, research and analysis on each country on all relevant aspects including;
  • The ease of doing business in each country, including political and legal barriers
  • The actual demand for Hotpoint products and services in the short- term and long-term
  • Preferred marketing strategies of each country
  • Current market trends and route to market of each country
  • The direct and indirect threats that would affect the business
  • The technological challenges that may affect the operations of Hotpoint
  • The social environment of the market, i.e. cultural trends, demographics, population analytics
  • The infrastructure, including ease of effective supply chain and logistics
  • The optimal market entry strategy for each country, be it directly set up, partnerships, agencies, distributorship, joint venture or merger and acquisition
  • Any other research that would be necessary.

Project set up

  • Generate ideas about export market activities to ensure a cutting-edge strategy; maintain up-to-date knowledge of the marketplace, competitors and trends.
  • Ensure all new country proposals meet the required return on sales.
  • Propose potential and suitable business partners or locations or companies.
  • Develop negotiating strategies and contracts when and where necessary.
  • Ensure fulfilment of contractual obligations with the concerned partner to implement the project successfully and ensure compliance throughout.
  • Develop and establish a business in all desired locations as directed.
  • Be the key contact person for each partner.
  • Ensure logistics and paperwork are in order and always up to date.
  • Ensure partners pay within the stipulated timelines.
  • Ensure products are suitable for each country’s regulations (e.g. Voltage, plug-type, energy standards)
  • Liaise with concerned stakeholders i.e. government authorities/customs department for the smooth functioning of the business.
  • Monitor and ensure responsiveness and compliance to agreed proposals.
  • Protect Hotpoint’s values, and reputation and undertake to keep all information confidential.
  • Ensure delivery timelines are met as per clients’ expectations.
  • Ensure partners achieve healthy inventory and sell-out by stocking them with the right products.
  • Target project and tender business in surrounding countries.

Supply Chain Management

  • Order for export market merchandiser to service the order.
  • Liaise & follow up with the Supply Chain Manager and Product Managers for all orders placed.
  • Ensure that there is good planning of logistics.
  • Ensure economic distribution & allocation of goods to the market.


Regularly produce and present a range of business review reports for the Managing Director as required.

Submit timely, accurate and detailed reports as follows:

  • Weekly and monthly progress reports.
  • After three months, submit a detailed progress report and outcome of at least 3 countries
  • After six months, in 6 countries, submit a final proposal and recommendation on each.

Any other duties may be assigned to you by your supervisor from time to time.

Requirements and Inventory Positions.

  • Prepare annual purchase budgets based on strategic goals.
  • Create and update training materials.
  • Assist in conducting regular product training.
  • Assist with market survey reports.
  • Advise the sales team on stock situations as and when required.
  • Assist in the development of sales promotions and other portfolio-related marketing activities
  • Resolve any service issues from dealers.
  • Ensure correct pricing and descriptions of the products in the category.
  • Ensure the website listing of products is active and accurate.



  • Minimum qualification of a degree in business or any other relevant field.


  • Previous experience in commercial, procurement or sales. Preferably in similar industry.
  • Extensive knowledge of the channel management, forecasting and strategic planning.
  • Extensive knowledge of the retail market sector and consumer electronic products.
  • Understanding of market trends and mapping.
  • Extensive financial & supply chain knowledge.
  • Knowledge of preparation of budgets
  • Track record of effective strategy execution.
  • Track record negotiating with suppliers and distributors

Key Skills:

  • Planning and forecasting skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and timely execution
  • Report writing and presentation skills.
  • Budget management skills.
  • Market mapping – trends, segmenting and tracking
  • Ability to understand product and train
  • Identifying and sourcing products based on market trends and requirements

Application Criteria:

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their applications to on or before 15th September 2023

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Job title: Corporate Sales Executive - Projects
Department: Corporate Sales, B2B & Projects
Reporting to: Corporate B2B & Projects Head
Job Location: Nairobi


We have an exciting career opportunity at our Corporate Sales, B2B & Projects Department. We are seeking a talented, self-driven and results-oriented individual who is committed to performance and an active player in our growth strategy.

Role Purpose:

Build and grow B2B sales by canvassing the market for new opportunities and clients as well as ensuring growing business through existing B2B accounts by providing excellent customer service and regular customer engagement.



  • Be the key contact points and account manager for all B2B clients under your docket. (Procurement, sales and marketing)
  • Achieve sales targets set by management for verticals assigned to you.
  • Identify new customers within the vertical assigned to you
  • Create specific customized solutions and strategies for B2B vertical assigned to you.
  • Ensure that all payment is received in a timely manner for all corporate sales.
  • Provide exemplary service to all Corporate Clients in order to ensure repeat sales through client satisfaction.
  • Ensure excellent product knowledge for entire range of Hotpoint products.
  • Continuous market visits to strengthen relationship with existing accounts and identify and bring on board new accounts.
  • Opening of accounts for all customers requesting credit.
  • Processing of sales orders for B2B customers
  • Handle all requests for a quotation within 24 hours barring exceptional circumstances.
  • Update / Train clients on any new products that are received.
  • Submit comprehensive reports on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly basis per the requirements of Management.
  • Actively seek out new projects and business opportunities.
  • Up to date market and competitor information.
  • Tender pre-qualification and submission for all customers in your weekly.
  • Carry out all the work in a professional and ethical manner and within company policy.
  • Promptly deal with all customer complaints.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by Superior.


  • Minimum qualification of a degree in Sales or Marketing or any other relevant field.
  • Good work experience can be considered as an alternative to a degree.


  • Minimum of 5 years in a sales / marketing field, the candidate should have held a position that involved regular interaction with Corporate Customers

Key Skills:

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills; ability to communicate effectively to all levels of staff.
  • Excellent people /customer service skills.
  • Self motivation, meets sales target and delivers customer service improvement .
  • Product and market knowledge.
  • Flexibility and ability to travel throughout the country to seek out and close business.
  • Negotiation and the art of closing the deal.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications quoting the job title and attach an updated Curriculum Vitae addressed to the Human Resource Manager on or before Friday 22nd Sept, 2023 on email:

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