About Us:

Sokowatch is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. By connecting small merchants to the digital economy, we fix inefficient supply chains and provide services previously unavailable to informal businesses. Sokowatch aims to provide everything a retailer needs, no wholesalers or banks necessary.

Thousands of retailers across Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda use Sokowatch's mobile ordering and delivery platform to receive the goods they need as quickly and cheaply as possible while also accessing growth financing for the first time. We’re looking to grow our team with highly talented and motivated employees who are excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment.

Role: Rwanda Supplier Relations Manager, Reporting to East Africa Partnerships Manager

You will support the operations at a country level to ensure Sokowatch is always receiving the best margins, supplier terms and proactively onboarding new products across all country branches.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Act as the first point of contact for newly onboarded and existing suppliers
  • Negotiate terms and conditions of supplier partnerships
  • Schedule regular reports and meetings
  • Actively monitor organizational sales growth to ensure KPIs are being met and revised regularly
  • Managing Supplier Relations team at a country level
  • Monitor and manage all distribution agreement contracts
  • Proactively identify opportunities which will align supplier needs with the organizational goals
  • Advise, train and mentor junior supplier team members

Requirements:

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Preferred 3 years of experience in a similar role
  • Bachelor degree, preferably in Business Management
  • Ability to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced sales environment
  • Strong selling, negotiating and consulting skills
  • Effective interpersonal and analytical abilities
  • Strong oral, written communication & presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel for work within the country
  • Must love working with people and cross-cultural team