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Locations Scout Assistant

Yalelo is seeking a sharp, energetic, young and enthusiastic Location Scout Assistant who is to work under the Marketing Manager. This position is open to Zambians only.

Location:

  • The role will be primarily based in Lusaka, with regular mobility to find new store locations.

Primary Job Purpose:

  • To provide warehousing & logistics distribution support to Sales & Customer Service through the receipt, issue, maintenance and delivery of fish commodity and other goods in accordance with agreed customer service levels.

Essential Duties

  • Responsible for scouting and locating sites with the highest possible sales potential where Yalelo’s direct-selling outlets can be set-up
  • Responsible for ascertaining the form in which Yalelo should expand into a given area e.g. store vs refrigerated container
  • Assess site costs in terms of renovation works and be aware of any site specific constraints
  • Negotiate Lease agreements particulars and rental fees to minimize store overhead costs
  • Compile regulatory costs per town associated with Health, Fire, Business permits
  • Work with Branding and Marketing team to provide guidance on the amount of works required, the consumer profile in the area and the expected volumes that can be expected per month
  • Build strong relationships with Landlords, potential customers e.g. restaurants, butcheries, fish center’s etc.
  • Be the temporary custodian of lease agreements up until the documents are signed by the necessary parties and handed over to the Store Development Coordinator for storage
  • Work with relevant stakeholders (Marketing, Sales, Finance) to plan travel, transport and any other costs associated with scouting per location
  • Work closely with Marketing and Sales team to ensure that the best possible sites are located based on the Store Selection Criteria
  • Ensure that each store selected are within the approved budget
  • Monitor and manage travel costs by using affordable suppliers and services
  • The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this role and is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.
  • Facilitate discussions around rental fees and try to get the best possible rates.
  • Ensure that lease agreements are presented to both parties in decent time so that store-rollouts are scheduled in Ensure all necessary paperwork is readily available when Store Development Coordinator and Marketing Manager visit the store for approval
  • Handover all necessary documentation including rental invoices, permit quotes and signed agreements to the Store Development Coordinator in a timely manner
  • Where appropriate keeps up to date with legislative requirements through membership of industry organizations.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Attributes
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • The ability to adapt to different scenarios and work environments
  • Confidence, drive and enthusiasm
  • Commercial acumen
  • Planning and organization skills

Strong Word, PowerPoint and Excel Skills

  • Results oriented
  • A Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Commerce, Business Administration or Marketing
  • A driver’s license
  • Demonstrate experience in similar role (preferable)
  • Capable of producing high standards of work, meeting tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical and interpretive skills
  • Proficient user of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to speak multiple Zambian languages is a bonus and travel 80% of the time.

How to Apply

If this is YOU, Yalelo wants to hear from you today!!! Please email your cover letter and CV to:

Your cover letter should be a personal statement on why we should hire you for this position.

Application deadline
31 Jul
Email applications to
careers@yalelo.com
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