Fresher O’ Level Sales Assistant Jobs – Continental Forests

Organisation: Continental Forests

Reports to:  Administration Officer

Duty Station:  Uganda

About US:

Continental Forests is a Management Contractor for global-woods AG licensed by the government of Uganda to establish and manage a forest on over 12,000 hectares in Kikonda Central Forest Reserve Kyankwanzi district, Western Uganda.

Job Summary:   The Sales Assistant will directly handle timber customers with information, prices and procedures for timber products, payments and documentation as is appropriate

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • First contact person at Kikonda Timber Yard for information on Company Timber Products; Sizes, Prices and availability as well as payment and delivery procedures.
  • Collection of products movement documents from Kyankwanzi to other destinations from national and district authorities.
  • Support the coordination of timber transportation trucks to supply various customers and timber yard
  • Ascertains availability of timber products in the field for information and marketing purposes.
  • Supervision of loading of trucks at the yard and in the field including of verification of quantities in accordance with Goods Issued Notes (GIN).
  • Facilitates the issuance of permits based on requests, orders and payments for products.
  • Facilitates the issuance of loading permits to the Processing and Security units based on written instructions or documents from Supervisors
  • Ensures that the Permits are processed, signed and issued to the relevant units.
  • Collects GINs issued after loading and submits them to the Supervisor for analysis
  • Supervision of the cleaning of the loading area.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold an Ordinary level education certificate with at least a pass in English and Mathematics;
  • Post-Secondary certificate in business management training
  • Experience in preparing summary reports
  • Full fluency in written and spoken English and local dialects
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Listening actively to customers to identify their needs
  • Using specific product knowledge to provide solutions to customers
  • Prioritizing tasks to maximize efficiency during each work shift
  • Equitable and transparent
  • Defusing upset customers using conflict resolution skills
  • Good moral conduct and disposition
  • Time Management
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new circumstances
  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Have a sense of urgency to meet deadlines
  • Multi-task and set priorities effectively
  • Excellent hand, eye and foot coordination
  • Accomplish goals in a team environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Possess a positive “can do” attitude
  • Age: Below 30 years;

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should submit their applications with evidence of requested information together with a Local council letter of recommendation to:

The Estate Manager,

Continental Forests Limited,

P.O Box 32, Kiboga or can be hand delivered at the Head office on 42 kms Hoima –Kampala Road

 NB: Please note that only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted and invited for the interview

Deadline: 30th August 2019

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