Career Opportunities in Watervale Investments, Nairobi

Watervale Investments

 Job Title: Administrative Assistant
 
Location: Embakasi, Nairobi
 
Start: April / May 2016

Important Notes:  Please carefully follow the application instructions at the end of this document.  Watervale Investments will never ask applicants for payment as part of the application process.

About Watervale Investments: Watervale Investments is a young and quickly-growing company serving Kenya’s furniture industry.  

Our mission is to make quality furniture more available and affordable to millions of Kenyans.  


We offer an exciting, dynamic working environment with opportunity for growth for our employees.

About the Position: The Administrative Assistant is an important support role in our office.  The role will focus on supporting all of our key back office functions, helping the company’s day to day work run smoothly.  

This is an excellent entry-level opportunity for anyone interested in gaining experience in administration, operations or accounting.  

This Administrative Assistant will be based full time in our office in Embakasi.

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for supporting invoicing, tracking and filing of documents, making inventory management entries, recording payments and receipts.  

While someone with furniture industry knowledge and connections will be at an advantage, any candidate who can quickly identify potential clients, clearly define customers’ needs, develop relationships and learn about new products will be competitive for this position.

Goals and Responsibilities

Manage Electronic and Hard Copy Inventory/Sales Records
  • Promptly input stock transfers, purchase orders and other movements of goods
  • Prepare and properly file invoices and delivery notes for customer orders
  • Track and follow up on customer payments
Assist with Other Administrative Tasks
  • Ensure the office is organized, orderly and stocked with necessary commodities
  • Support customers via telephone and in person when needed
  • Track, log and follow up on customer payments
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • Experience with administration or record keeping
  • Highly proficient computer user with experience in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Very high attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills – eager to interact with and support staff across the company as well as customers
  • Eager to join a young, quickly-growing organization and team
How to Apply

Please use the below link to access our online job application for this position:

http://goo.gl/forms/KMPd9WKjsO

If you have any questions or problems, please email watervale.recruiting@gmail.com, however please note we cannot receive applications via this email address.

Job Title: Sales Officer
 
Location: Embakasi, Nairobi with travel throughout Kenya
 
Start: April/May 2016 (with some flexibility)

Important Notes:  Please carefully follow the application instructions at the end of this document. Watervale Investments will never ask applicants for payment as part of the application process.

About Watervale Investments: Watervale Investments is a young and quickly-growing company serving Kenya’s furniture industry.  


Backed by European and American investment, our mission is to make quality furniture more available and affordable to millions of Kenyans.  

We offer an exciting, dynamic working environment with opportunity for growth for our employees.

About the Position: The Sales Officer will be the second member of our growing sales team.  The role will focus on marketing furniture making materials to retail shops supplying fundis as well as larger-scale furniture workshops.  

This is an excellent opportunity for a professional with strong customer relations skills to take up a business-to-business sales role.  

The Sales Officer will be based from our office in Embakasi but will travel regularly within and outside Nairobi -- candidates should be comfortable with significant travel.

Compensation will include a monthly base pay plus significant commission, so a self-driven and high-achieving sales professional will thrive best in this role.

The Sales Officer will be responsible for complete customer relationship management, including identifying new prospects, making sales calls, following up on orders, coordinating payment and building long-term ties with our clients. 

While someone with furniture industry knowledge and connections will be at an advantage, any candidate who can quickly identify potential clients, clearly define customers’ needs, develop relationships and learn about new products will be competitive for this position.

Goals and Responsibilities
Network Within the Industry and Identify New Clients
  • Build and grow relationships within the furniture manufacture industry
  • Use industry networks and other means to generate new leads on an on-going basis
  • Develop a strong understanding of competitors and competing products on the market
Present Products to Prospective Customers
  • Pursue sales leads, research prospects and make initial sales calls
  • Make product presentations which show an in-depth understanding of our products and the client’s needs
  • Offer recommendations to your supervisor about creditworthiness of new customers
  • Close sales and place orders with our warehouse
Account Management
  • Take responsibility for placing orders according to credit rules and credit limit established by your supervisor
  • Manage customers’ payment schedule and ensure that customers don’t run outstanding balances beyond the credit limit
  • Build long-term relationships with clients and service recurring order needs
  • Provide all customer support required by the clients in your portfolio
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a role with sales or customer relations responsibilities
  • Furniture industry knowledge or experience is a plus, but not a requirement
  • Extremely strong interpersonal skills and success developing productive professional relationships
  • A mature professional who can comfortably relate with business owners and senior purchasing managers
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Eager to join a young, quickly-growing organization and team

Benefits: Competitive salary, participation in a private pension scheme, significant professional coaching by the company’s international directors

How to Apply

Please use the below link to access our online job application for this position:

http://goo.gl/forms/0VUz3dQ0O3

If you have any questions or problems, please email watervale.recruiting@gmail.com, however please note we cannot receive applications via this email address.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted by email for an interview. Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and a decision may be made before the deadline.

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