Saturday, 1 September 2018

Job Opportunity At SolarNow-Agricultural Engineer


About US:
SolarNow is an asset financing company that sells high quality solar products and appliances to households and businesses in Uganda and Kenya. The company started in 2011 and has since opened 51 branches throughout Uganda, 12 more branches in Kenya, and employs over 800 people. Our company aims to be client centric and a leading brand. In sales, we transform the lives of satisfied clients with motivated professional staff. We target the right persons, with the right product, at the right place with the right message. Our message follows our economic and aspirational brand personality: make money and power your life! Recently SolarNow has included solar irrigation equipment under their agricultural product range. In 2018, this product range will further be developed by including additional agricultural products.

Job Summary:  The Agricultural Engineer aims at bringing desirable quality products to the market to meet customer satisfaction and support our operations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Product Technical Definition: Ensure products have technical definitions based on industry standards and client requirements.
  • Products Sourcing: You support sourcing in screening of products and their relevant suppliers
  • Products Testing and Specification: Create specifications, test methods for every product and their subsequent testing and reports.
  • Products Launch: Use product launch tracker to ensure controlled and successful launch of new and improved products,
  • Products Review: Review products customer satisfaction surveys ie product performance ie insights into low customer satisfaction, what can be done about this and how -including review of solutions related to operational impacts and cost benefit
  • Products Intervention Roll Out and Interventions Tracking: You roll out the Intervention projects given in different proposals, working within the budget, across teams to ensure successful implementation.
  • You track interventions relevant to your specified products portfolio in the insights engine. You ensure market awareness and insights relevant to your product portfolio, bringing market baselining into your interventions and introductions.
  • Interdesk Communication: Work closely with other desks to ensure a smooth client journey. In addition, ensure regular communications out to Desks to promote the work being done within your team and understanding on how your team works.
  • Reporting: You prepare your weekly report on time to enable accurate tracking of your work and the team
  • Quality Assurance: You review work done by Officers to ensure it meets requirements
  • Performance Monitoring: You track and review the performance of Officers to ensure optimal team performance.
  • Team Mentoring and Coaching: You support the development of the team through sharing skills and abilities

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Mechanization or any related field.
  • One year of work experience with agricultural equipment or irrigation products is an advantage.
  • Knowledge on water pumps or irrigation solutions is an advantage.
  • Highly motivated and passionate about work.
  • Eye for detail.
  • Technical knowledge of agricultural equipment..
  • Able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Good communication & reporting skills.
  • Team player / People Management skills.
  • Computer literacy: Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications to the Human Resource Manager, SolarNow Uganda Services via e-mail to with their updated CVs (no other documents). Please include the position title as the subject of the Email.

Deadline: 14th October 2018
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