San Isidro, Nicaragua

Sales Consultant to Train Local Staff

Support No Poverty

Skills Needed

  • Sales
  • Business Strategy

Estimated workload

Full-time

Role

Consultant (Typically 1 - 12 weeks)

Language Proficiencies

You must be able to speak Spanish.
Additionally, speaking English would be helpful.

When Can You Start?

You can start as soon as possible and stay for 2 weeks to 4 months

Benefits

Meals

Accommodation

Travel Stipend

In Partnership With

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Funded by

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Project Details


Description and Impact

Our organization promotes the use of sustainable technologies for small and medium agricultural producers in rural Central American communities. 


Targeting consumers at the bottom-of-the-pyramid (BoP) comes with a unique set of challenges and considerations, particularly for social enterprises, like us, in emerging markets. Currently, our sales targets are only set annually at the top level, but not measured by number of visits, calls, presentations, etc made to potential clients. The Experteer would need to work closely with our sales team in the Nicaraguan office and in the field to learn their current methods.


Currently, our sales targets are only set annually at the top level, but not measured by number of visits, calls, presentations, etc made to potential clients. 

Deliverables

After the Experteer has become knowledgeable about our current sales methods, specific results may include recommendations for our direct sales strategy, identification of sales targets, methods to track these targets, a method to put new sales strategies into place, and other recommendations to benchmark our sales team with industry-standards.

  • identify gaps in our current sales team's skills and hold training and workshops to improve their methods.
  • identify opportunities in our direct sales model and then provide recommendations to formalize our sales strategy and implementation.
  • Introduce our sales team to new ways to measure the success of our efforts, and to teach the sales team to track these efforts effectively for monthly review. This could include (but would not be limited to) bench marking our sales metrics against industry-standards.

We Provide These Local Benefits


Benefits Overview

  • Accommodations
  • Travel Stipend
  • Meal Stipend

Accommodation

We will provide accommodation to the Experteer for the duration of the project. This accommodation includes a home-stay in San Isidro by families who have been trained and have hosted visitors for several years. The experience from previous visitors has always rated the home-stay experience one of the best components of their trip. 

Travel Stipend

International flights will be provided. 

Food Stipend

We will provide meals for the Experteer during their stay with us. 

Additional Benefits

Our local team can provide you with several recommendations of beautiful locations and hidden gems throughout Nicaragua to explore during your free time.

Ask a question about this project

Hello, how good needs the Spanish to be? Mine is a bit rusty but English is at native level.
Dr.-Ing. Sebastian, May 8th, 2018
Good afternoon Dr. Sebastian, Thanks for reaching out. A conversational-level with knowledge of business/sales/marketing Spanish is preferred to be effective in Nicaragua. We could schedule a call to assess further if you would like?
Representative of this project, May 8th, 2018
Hello Team! I am very much interested in helping you with this project. Would you be considering 1-2 weeks work? Thank you, Camille
Camille, Oct 24th, 2017
Yes!
Representative of this project, Oct 24th, 2017
Hello Team! I am very much interested in helping you with this project (ideally starting around November 20th). Would you be considering 1-2 weeks work? Thank you, Camille
Camille, Oct 24th, 2017
Hello Camille, great to hear of your interest. Yes, we would be open to a shorter experience. -Wes
Representative of this project, Oct 24th, 2017