Urgently needed: Distribution Channel Manager at Lenovo

Lenovo is a global corporation with significant operations on six continents and operating in more than 60 countries and selling products in 160. Everyone at Lenovo takes great pride in our ability to attract top talent from diverse backgrounds and from around the world. We view our differences and diversity as a source of strength in building a collaborative culture that helps us achieve our goals.
We have no world headquarters and, instead, have put in place a distributed management structure that places operational hubs in centres of excellence around the world integrating this talented, diverse group into a cohesive Next Generation company.

Job Title: Distribution Channel Manager

Job Purpose
To maximize revenues through effective and efficient strategic account planning and management thus ensuring sustainable development and growth of the Lenovo Distribution Channel business for West Africa

Position Deliverable 
1) Planning, partner reviews, competitor and market analysis
2) Define, review and ensure achievement of KPIs to realise the channel business growth targets
3) Developing and promoting new sales opportunities
4) Implementation of sales campaigns at distribution
5) Management of Marketing Development Fund
6) Contribute towards profitable portfolio
7) Continues order load and correct level of inventory management
8) Training and empowerment of relevant stakeholders
9) Responsible for national marketing plan at distribution level
10) Positioning of Lenovo as a vendor brand
11) Long term growth and development of channel

Position Requirements
1) Sales or related qualification with a minimum of 5 years industry field sales experience in West Africa.
2) Proven track record of growing revenues, profitability, and market share in a high volume technology related company
3) In-depth understanding of distribution channel sales, with good business and financial acumen.
4) Experience in the IT or PC industry within the Distribution environment is essential
5) Having an excellent background in customer services, excellent negotiation skills as well as time management skills,
6) Ability to build sound relationships, professionalism, ethics and a competitive streak, this individual is expected to work varied hours with a diverse background of colleagues and customers
7) Experience of introducing operational vigour, from a process and control perspective, to a multi-functional, multi-disciplined sales team
8) The ability to formulate, negotiate and close large and complex deals
9) Analytical thinking, numeracy, accuracy and attention to detail are essential
10) Computer literacy in MS Office suite, with SAP being an added advantage.
11) Excellent communication skills, with effective presentation skills to both small and large audiences.


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