Multiple Positions at Astro Holdings Limited October, 2020

Astro Holdings Limited

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Astro Holdings is a large and diversified multi division group of companies seeking to employ suitably qualified, self-driven and experienced individuals to fill the following positions:

MOTOR DIVISION- General Manager
MOTOR DIVISION -Sales Executive
CONSTRUCTION DIVISION- General Manager
FURNITURE DIVISION- Sales Executive

A. MOTOR DIVISION

1. General Manager – Job Ref: AHL 1

Role purpose

To oversee daily business activities and improve overall business functions.

Main responsibilities, but not limited to;

  • To plan and develop short and long term goals and objectives and submit timely projections to Management for approval.
  • To oversee and guide the Sales, Service and Parts, Accounting department to ensure they all operate in efficient and profitable manner.
  • To coordinate with departmental heads individually to develop monthly and annual goals and objectives, and to review their performance.
  • To provide Management with accurate daily and weekly reports on the financial condition of the company.
  • To communicate company policies and procedures to all employees and ensures that they are understood and followed.
  • To provide an enthusiastic working environment to help shape employees’ attitudes and build morale.
  • To hold regular meetings with staff to ensure that every department is operating efficiently and profitably.
  • To review all requests for training, approve those which are appropriate and consistent with the company’s goals for professional/technical ability and advancement, and monitor their effectiveness.
  • To develop selling strategies and assist in creating effective, cost-efficient advertising programs.
  • To build and maintain good relationships with customers.
  • To resolve any customer complaints that department managers are unable to rectify.
  • Other tasks as assigned by Management.

Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Relevant degree required.
  • At least 7 years of demonstrated experience at senior management level in the motor industry.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise and accomplish multiple tasks.
  • Good problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills.
  • Knowledge working with software to assist operations.

2. Sales Executive – Job Ref: AHL 2

Role Purpose

To help improve the business by identifying new business prospects and selling our range of motor vehicles to them. Furthermore, to maintain relationships with current clients and build and maintain relationships with new clients.

Main responsibilities, but not limited to;

  • To understand vehicles by studying characteristics, capabilities, and features; comparing and contrasting competitive models; inspecting motor vehicles.
  • To be able to explain to customer about the vehicles characteristics, capabilities, and features; taking clients for drives; explaining warranties and services.
  • To Identify new customers, maintaining a rapport with previous customers; meeting prospects, attending to walk-in clients, responding to inquiries; recommending sales campaigns and promotions.
  • To understand buyer’s requirements and interests; matching requirements and interests to various models; building rapport.
  • To close sales by overcoming objections; negotiating price; completing sales or purchase contracts; explaining provisions; explaining and offering warranties, services, and financing; collect payments; deliver motor vehicles.
  • To provide sales management information by completing reports.

Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Degree/ Diploma in Sales and/or Marketing.
  • Registered Member of Zambia Institute of Marketing
  • 3-5 years’ of proven experience in Sales & Marketing.
  • Experience in Automobile marketing and selling will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Clean and valid driver’s licence.

B. CONSTRUCTION DIVISION

1. General Manager – Job Ref: AHL 3

Role Purpose

To plan, develop and organise the construction projects of the company by formulating the most cost-effective plan and timely completions, within budget and to implement the execution of those plans.

Main responsibilities, but not limited to;

  • To carry out technical and feasibility assessments and site inspections.
  • To prepare and implement project plans.
  • To research and provide estimates for projects.
  • To review Government regulations.
  • To monitor and optimise safety procedures, production processes, and regulatory ompliance.
  • To make recommendations or present alternative solutions to problems to Management.
  • To confidently liaise with clients and other professional subcontractors.
  • Project management duties (e.g. managing budgets, resources, and deadlines; acquiring and compiling quotes, etc.).
  • To conduct group and one-on-one meetings with all staff as required for training, evaluation and general communication; participates and/or conducts regularly scheduled departmental safety/informational meetings.
  • To guide as well as review all site staffs’ work to ensure quality and established standards, techniques and safety requirements; makes recommendations as requirements to improve quality and productivity.
  • To analyse costs for Tenders and Contracts prepared by Quantity Surveyor.
  • To prepare claims /reports for different on-going sites with the Quantity Surveyor.
  • To monitor materials use for different projects.
  • To conduct feasibility studies to estimate materials, time and labour costs.

Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Relevant qualifications for the said position. Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. A master degree will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in projects in a Construction/Engineering environment.
  • Good communication and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of basic computer software such as Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office.
  • Experience in AutoCAD and Oracle based ERP will be an added advantage.
  • Registered Member of Engineering Institute of Zambia and Engineering Registration Board

C. FURNITURE DIVISION

1. Sales Executive – Job Ref: AHL 4

Role Purpose

To help improve the business by identifying new business prospects and selling our products to them. Furthermore, to maintain relationships with current clients and build and maintain relationships with new clients.

Required Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Degree/ Diploma in Sales and/or Marketing.
  • 3-5 years’ of proven experience in Sales & Marketing.
  • Experience in Furniture and/or Carpet marketing and selling, and Interior Design will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Good Negotiation skills.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Valid driver’s licence.

How to Apply:

Send your application and detailed CV with the Job reference number indicated by 6 November 2020 to

[email protected]

OR

The Human Resource Manager
Astro Holdings Limited
Stand No.5159-5160
Foundation House
P.O Box 32423
Lusaka.

N.B, Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to [email protected]

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