Sales Recruiter and Trainer
Off Grid Electric
Lagos, Nigeria
1d ago

Company Description

Uncover hidden opportunities to make a global impact. Zola Electric is a growth-stage start up that’s on track to light a million homes in Africa over the next couple of years with clean, affordable solar energy.

At the heart of our business is innovative solutions that delight our customers. We are looking for an Sales Recruiter and Trainer to join our team in Lagos, Nigeria, to support our growth strategy in Africa, changing the lives of millions with our innovative products.

This may be your dream job if you’re someone who dreams of combining your knowledge and skills enabling Zola Electric to change the renewable energy landscape.

You’ll also need to be passionate about bringing solar energy to off-grid and other underserved markets (billions of people around the world) with the unique social, technical, and business challenges that come along with it.

You are inspired by the opportunity to unleash whole continents of human potential, and motivated to help build a truly epic business.


You will provide recruiting support and startup sales training to new inbound Front line sales staff. In time this role will have a support team of Sales Trainers and Sales Training Specialists reporting to it.

Purpose of the Job is to equip new front line sales staff with theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in Zola’s problem led sales approach.

  • Understand and champion recruiting and training process and content.
  • Solely responsible for localizing content and can change process with Director level approval.
  • Coordinate with pre-approved 3rd party agencies.
  • Gather candidate names and set-up information sessions as per the recruitment process.
  • Coordinate screening and interview process by scheduling interviews, and lead the interview process.
  • Effectively use requisite recruitment tools during recruitment process.
  • Select candidates to be trained.
  • Invite to training all the selected candidates from the shortlist
  • Liaise with HC to ensure smooth onboarding
  • This position is responsible for following Zola’s training process and curriculum. Mornings are generally spent in classroom type training and afternoons on role play.
  • The position needs to provide deliver the training both in the classroom in the role play sessions.

  • This position is solely responsible for deciding which inbound FSL / PC candidates are accepted as Zola FSL / PC and which are deemed unsuitable.
  • Sales results are tracked against each trainer.

  • Once training is complete Trainer needs to follow up with each new sales person and track their results individually. Liaising with Country Organization leadership as needed to maximize their chances of success.
  • Oversee and organize entire learning to sell training process from planning to handover.
  • Fill in trackers & provide line of sight to results post training.
  • Arrange, supplies, venues, tracking and linkages to Country Organization.
  • Work with relevant Country Management leadership and support teams to troubleshoot issues.
  • Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Track record of being a Top Sales performer in Energy - Solar, Generator sales etc..
  • Training experience in Energy - Solar, Generator sales etc..
  • Deep understanding of recruiting, sales training and sales
  • Frequent travel required (Training occurs in the field, each training cycle takes 11 days and staff often carry out 3 -
  • 5 cycles consecutively. During launch phase ( months 1 -6) position will need to be flexible and take on other tasks as required by company).

    Other information

    Zola Electric, through its consumer brand Zola, combines Silicon Valley technology with local expertise to offer African homes and businesses a long-

    term solar solution to an unreliable grid. Adaptable to both energy needs and income, Zola Electric’s solution can be bought over time through a leasing structure.

    The first few watts starts a chain reaction that enables people to achieve commonly held aspirations : security, education, access to information, and a longer and more efficient day.

    Today, Zola Electric powers more than 100,000 homes and businesses across Tanzania, Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire. Zola Electric’s investors include : SolarCity, Vulcan Capital, DBL Partners, The Packard Foundation, Helios Investment Partners, and responsibility.

    Zola Electric is the recipient of the 2016 UN Momentum for Change Award, Zayed Future Energy Prize, and the 2015 Global Cleantech 100.

    For more information, visit

    Let’s Connect

    Are you interested in this position and join our team in Lagos, NIgeria, let’s connect and send your resume via our career page.

    Applications that include a resume / curriculum vitae have preference.

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