Regional Collections Managers at Sun King April, 2024

Regional Collections Managers

 

Location: Across the Country

Department – Corporate Risk

Employment Type – Fixed Term Contract

Location – Tanzania

Workplace type – Onsite

Reporting To – Zonal Credit Manager

The team you would Join:
Sun King’s Global Corporate Risk team identifies, monitors and controls the credit risk inherent in the company’s direct-to-consumer business.  The Corporate Risk team works with the company’s PAYG Direct Sales, Operations, and Finance teams across multiple countries to maintain the health of the solar energy loan portfolio.  The team continuously examines sales and customer payment-related data, identifies pilots, and executes new sales, collections, and incentive processes.  The Corporate Risk team also ensures the company’s customer data privacy and consumer protection efforts.

About the role:
We are looking for ideal candidates with a strong risk management and collections background to join our Risk department as a Regional Collections Manager. This role offers a unique opportunity for the candidates to leverage their expertise and drive the efforts and processes related to collections of our PAYG products in the field. They will also contribute to improving customer payments and satisfaction, ensuring that the company’s offer meets end-users expectations.

What you would be expected to do:

  • Work on regional portfolio and repayment trends and lay down daily, weekly, and monthly strategies to drive better collection rates from delinquent customers.
  •  Verify the quality of sales and gather diverse insights from various areas, thereby improving strategic direction to mitigate issues of disabled lamps and repayments.
  • Provide weekly updates to sales and risk management teams on the on-field interventions, results.   , and customer insights.
  • Designing, piloting, and operationalizing collection processes necessary for ensuring better repayments and customer satisfaction.
  • Working with Area Business Managers and Field Sale Executives to repossess products from delinquent customers on cases where direct intervention is required.
  • Reporting any cases of product tampering observed in the field through the process and mechanism established by the Risk team.
  • Facilitating reporting and actions to be taken against those perpetrating fraudulent practices in the field, such as product tampering, misinformed sales done by FSEs, etc., as per the processes laid out by the Risk function.
  • Training Agents (Field Sales Executives) on dealing with repossessions and difficult customer collection issues.
  • Driving operating rhythm to follow up with Agents (Field Officers) to ensure they are completing their collection calls and repossession tasks on time.
  • Recruiting cash collection centres and set up for the key collection area.

You might be a strong candidate if you:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree or higher Diploma in Finance, Community Development, Communication, Credit Risk Management, or a related field.
  • Have at least three years of work experience in a similar position, including field experience and working with rural customers settlements.
  • Are excited about working in the field to drive collections, resolve issues, and enhance the customer experience.
  • Have strong experience in Microfinance/ Fintech or banking background in Credit Collections debt recovery preferable.
  • Are proficient with numbers, 
  • Have good communication & people skills
  • Have clear thinking/problem-solving ability.
  • Are excited about working with rural customers & resolving customers’ issues.
  • Have excellent issue-tracking and resolution skills.
  • Can manage multiple tasks simultaneously diligently and accurately.
  • Work with multiple sales teams and cross-functional teams seamlessly.

What we offer:

  • A platform for professional growth in a rapidly expanding, high-impact sector.
  • Immerse in a collaborative culture, energized by employees of Sun King who are collectively motivated by fostering a transformative, sustainable venture.
  • A genuinely global environment: Engage and learn alongside a diverse group from varied geographies and backgrounds.
  • Tailored learning pathways through the Sun King Center for Leadership to elevate your leadership and managerial capabilities.

About Sun King

Sun King is the world’s largest off-grid solar energy company with cutting-edge product design, pioneering fintech and a grassroots installation model that provides energy to the 1.8 billion consumers across Africa and Asia who lack access to reliable electricity. Founded in 2007, Sun King sets the gold standard for off-grid solar performance and design as part of its mission: powering access to brighter lives.

 

Sun King’s 2,500+ staff and 23,000 field agents serve 100 million product users based in 65 countries around the world. With direct-to-consumer sales active in 11 countries, Sun King is growing rapidly. Every month, we equip 330,000 homes and businesses with power and light. 

 

The needs of energy consumers in Africa and Asia are diverse. From cost-effective and durable lamps to powerful home and business energy systems as well as modern entertainment and energy storage systems, Sun King’s broad array of products unlock a higher quality of life. Whether devising safe and environmentally friendly electric-powered cookers or exploring the future of pay-as-you-go mobility and vehicles in Africa to concocting ever-more-powerful solar energy solutions, Sun King’s technology team nurtures and devises scalable, inventive solutions to pressing global challenges.

 

Sun King’s innovative pay-as-you-go financing model dismantles the upfront cost burden that blocks low-income households from transitioning from polluting and harmful kerosene fuels and gas generators to clean, affordable and green solar energy. Sun King customers can purchase products using the company’s technology-enabled, pay-as-you-go “Easy Buy” financing service, which breaks payments down into regular, affordable instalments. These payments can be made via mobile money for as little as $0.15 a day. After one to two years of payments, customers own their solar equipment outright.

 

Though united by a commitment to serving underserved off-grid families, Sun King comprises a broad, inclusive group of individuals working across 11 countries. Sun King’s world-class roster of product designers, data scientists, logistics experts, customer service professionals, operations gurus and marketing and communications strategists work together to devise solutions to the complicated and multidimensional challenges of energy access, climate action and social inclusion.

 

Across the diverse countries where we operate and work, we build awareness of diversity and promote equity. Sun King is committed to gender equality in the workplace. Women represent 47% of Sun King’s workforce.

 

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