Sales Manager Job at Elum Energy

Elum Energy is a fast-growing company based in Paris with offices in Morocco, South Africa, UAE, India, Singapore, Mexico & Brazil specialized in monitoring & control solutions for solar power plants. Elum technology allows for simple and optimized operations of rooftop solar plants or utility scale ground PV plants coupled or not with energy storage systems (batteries) and in some cases with existing thermal generation units (diesel generators).

Our reference customers are constructors (EPCs) and operators (IPPs) of solar power plants and/or energy producers such as TOTAL, ENGIE, GreenYellow, SolarCentury.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Sales Manager - West Africa

Job Location: Lagos
Job Type Full-Time

Job Description

  • As Sales Manager you report to the Area sales manager based in South Africa:

Direct Sales:
Business Development: 

  • prospect for new leads in your region, understand the market positioning of these companies and the kind of projects they work on to identify if it could be an opportunity for the company. If there is an opportunity, understand the project and draft a relevant proposal to suit their requirements.

Account Management:

  • feed relation with existing customers, follow-up their pipeline of projects and understand their strategy to make them relevant proposals.
  • Support them in convincing the end-customer of choosing their solution, answer to their queries and deliver sharp proposals for their needs.

Distribution management:

  • Define the commercial strategy of distribution to maximize Elum's sales. Build internal consensus based on the proposed strategy and implement it
  • Direct and manage the activities of distributors to increase sales and visibility
  • Conduct commercial and financial negotiations until the distribution agreement is signed 
  • Train distributors sales team and support them in their sales


  • Create and maintain comprehensive sales follow-up in ERP 
  • Prepare presentations and reports for different committees, as needed
  • Act as liaison between Logistics and customer to resolves problems such as Shipping incoterms, labeling requirements,, product availability and payment  status

Market analysis:

  • Analyze market and end customer expectations and evaluation of potential and opportunities 
  • Benchmark events, webinars and trade shows that would be the most relevant for Elum to be present

Communication / Marketing:

  • Represent Elum in events

Preferred Experience

  • Master's Degree in a technical field and/or business.
  • Previous international  experience in sales
  • Fluent in English, another language is a plus
  • Excellent knowledge of the solar market in Nigeria 
  • Strong knowledge and relevant experience in the solar energy field
  •  Proven track record in leading sales for renewable energy products
  • Proactivity and autonomy and creativity.
  • Ethical with a drive to succeed.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across and down multiple stakeholders
  • Open minded, willing to receive and accept feedback, as well as giving constructive criticism to peers and team and from all
  • Adaptability
  • Excellent networking, persuasion, negotiation and deal closing skills.
  • Communication : Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Leadership skills
  • Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands
  • Flexible and agile, able to be proactive and to manage the change in a growing organization.

Recruitment Process:

  • HR interview
  • Team interview
  • Case study
  • Reference call
  • Offer