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Head of Carrier Sales at Telkom Kenya

Our Roots Telkom Kenya was established as a telecommunications operator under the Companies Act in April 1999. We provide integrated communications solutions in Kenya with the widest range of voice and data services as well as network facilities for residential and business customers. We are proud to play a prominent role in the information and communications technology sector, serving millions of Kenyans across the country. Our Wings Telkom Kenya’s partnership with Orange S.A (formerly France Telecom Group), saw the launch of the Orange brand in Kenya in 2008. Our new corporate identity is inspired by new investments and a fresh new approach to doing business. This is the beginning of an exciting journey, a journey we invite all Kenyans to be part of.

Reporting to : Chief Wholesale and Cloud Officer

Band : 5.1

Business Unit  : Telkom Digital

Purpose: 

The job holder will be required to leverage on Telkom Kenya’s infrastructure capabilities to sell services to licensed operators nationally, regionally and internationally to meet the Company’s sales objectives. He /She will be responsible for negotiating carrier rates, building customer relationships, onboarding new carriers and carriers compliance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage, coach and direct the Sales team in execution and implementation of Telkom Carrier sales strategy and ensure compliance with Telkom’s policies, practices and procedures.
  • Build, develop and grow existing carrier relationships and negotiate competitive carrier rates while maintaining Company revenue and margin goals.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with new and existing customers to secure additional capacity to meet the demands of the sales team.
  • Manage new carrier onboarding through communication and detailed data entry that includes available equipment and optimal points of contact.
  • Manager all the aspects impacting the customer accounts and eliminate any barriers in achievement of sales targets to grow carrier business and customer base
  • Provide key insight on market trends and pricing to the executive team.
  • Support the execution of customer-focused RFQs.
  • Maintain a complete understanding of targeted capacity including POC’s.

Academic Background and Professional Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, IT or Telecommunications.
  • Master degree would be an advantage.
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in carrier business development, carrier operations, carrier pricing and negotiations environment.
  • Minimum 5+ years of management experience, Relationship management and Extensive Telecoms Industry Knowledge.

Here are the skills we are looking for

  • Ability to effectively negotiate with carriers in regards to market rates.
  • Analytical mindset and data driven
  • Sales Management skills
  • Solution selling skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strong planning, organizational and critical thinking skills
  • Must have previous experience leading team members.

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