EPSON - Senior Business Analyst, East & West Africa

EPSON - Senior Business Analyst, East & West Africa

  • The Senior Business Analyst for the East & West Africa is the ‘pivot point’ between local sales teams, business management, Business Unit (Product Marketing) & marketing communication teams for business and consumer sector.

  • Reporting to the Head of Sales, this individual will support in achieving the region’s targets by developing and executing a successful Go-to-Market plan, sales action planning, reporting & monitoring, together with all internal and external stakeholders.

  • This role is based out of our Epson office in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Key Responsibilities:

  • Through a thorough understanding of market situation, competitive environment and channel structure/dynamics, work with Sales Management, Business Unit and Marketing Services to develop and implement a ‘Go-to-Market’ plan for allocated channels

  • Undertake ‘bottom up’ (from Region through Country to Channel) planning for submission and agreement with Sales Management and the Business Unit

  • Analyse data and forecast submissions by in country / region to provide consolidated reporting by channel (e.g. forecasts, achievement analysis etc.)

  • Liaise with the BU to maintain the optimum implementation map by country (Product/Country)

  • Using management reports provided by Finance and feedback from sales & business unit develop and maintain a sales achievement commentary for use in regular business review meetings and reports

  • Assess requests for special pricing, checking completeness of data, reasonableness of request and approve/decline/escalate as appropriate

  • Track and report any gaps in achievement vs. target, and provide proposals to close the gap. Once approved, support implementation of the actions

  • Support the Business & Consumer Sales Managers in contributing to the Commercial policy development

  • Track the current and potential sales within the ‘Pipeline’ and use this knowledge
    to provide input to the sales forecast ‘enrichment’ process

  • Provide comprehensive business review and support to the Sales Managers in the development of the annual Business Plan (BP), and quarterly BP reviews

  • Actively and regularly engage with the Business Unit to ensure that the situation of the region is represented and understood at central level (e.g. market / competition commercial situation, channel requirements etc.)

  • Ensure proper and early escalation to the Business Unit, of key region issues and follow-up to ensure necessary countermeasures are taken

  • Support the Sales Leaders by facilitating the target setting process for the commission of sales people and the channel accounts

  • Manage, motivate and develop direct report (if allocated) to maximise performance

    Key Skills and Experience:

  • Product / Business/ Commercial Analyst background ideally from the technology sector

  • Regional experience across East & West Africa is essential

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Capability to work with many key stakeholders in a matrix environment is essential

  • Ability to logically assess and assimilate complex data & present information

  • Good communication skills at all levels especially management level

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; EPSON - Senior Business Analyst, East & West Africa

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