Sales Field Training Manager

  • 222 SE Alder St, Portland, OR 97214, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Sseko Designs uses fashion (and now coffee!) to create opportunity and community for women across the world and right here at home. From luxury leather travel bags to customizable footwear, Sseko creates stunning goods with an innovative business model that enables women in Uganda to attend university and pursue their dreams. Sseko products are sold by Sseko Fellows, a bright and bold community of dreamers and doers, who are using their passion and smarts to send women in Uganda to college and earn an income to pursue their own dreams.

Job Description

The Field Training Manager plays a critical role in serving Sseko Design’s mission to use business to create educational and economic opportunities for women across the globe.  This role will serve as a subject matter expert, creating and executing best-in-class field training. With insight into strategy and collaborating across all departments from product to marketing, he or she will be responsible for the design, development, delivery and management of field training to support the success of our Sseko Design’s company growth. 

This role requires an action-oriented, high spirited training professional who experiences joy from seeing others succeed, is ambitious and gains energy from a busy schedule, driven by our mission. The Field Training Manager will be field obsessed and work to increase the field’s engagement level, activity, productivity and retention. Reporting to our Director of Field Development, this Training role is at the heart of our business, supporting the sales and motivation of our Field.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Ability to conceptualize and develop new training tools as well as further develop and manage the online training library for Sseko Design’s independent business owner salesforce.

  • Develop a contemporary and innovative approach for program improvements that support the onboarding of our independent business owner salesforce.

  • Propose and implement new media and training tools that allow for a diversity in learning in a traditional face to face selling environment, virtual/remote selling environment, printed guides, emails, video scripts, digital notifications and more.

  • Collaborate with the Director of Field Development to help identify business needs and learning strategies that will be most effective for the Field. 

  • Identify metrics that can be used to evaluate effectiveness of the training delivered.

  • Content development and delivery for annual field learning events and sales execution projects. Work with the Director of Field Development and Project Manager on annual training content and the field events calendar.  

  • Operate in an “in the moment” environment while also keeping in mind the long term goals and objectives of the organization. 

  • Stay informed of industry trends and best practices. Serve as a subject matter expert in digital learning trends, training tools and platforms and provide thought leadership in continuously exploring new and innovative approaches.

  • Monitor and evaluate employee performance.

  • Minimal travel may eventually be required.

Qualifications

  • Experienced in Adult learning and content and curriculum development. 

  • Experience in field development and direct selling is strongly preferred. 

  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience in the following fields: retail, sales, training, leadership, management. 

  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills. 

  • Excellent problem solving ability and high sense of urgency.

  • Excellent communication skills at all levels .

  • Knowledge of Google applications, Zoom, Canva, FB Live, FB Premier

Additional Information

You will be a part of an innovative team that is pioneering the path that merges traditional for-profit business models with positive social change for women in East Africa and right here at home. You will have the opportunity to grow a company and develop a new model for doing business. 

Time / Opportunity

  • Start Date: January 2021
  • Location: This position can be remote
  • Compensation: Depending on Experience, Health Insurance, 401k, PTO

Why:

You will be a part of an innovative team that is pioneering the path that merges traditional for-profit business models with positive social change for women in East Africa and right here at home. You will have the opportunity to grow a company and develop a new model for doing business.  

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Sseko is on a mission to use business to create educational and economic opportunities for women across the globe. This is an ambitious goal that will only be accomplished with an inclusive culture that creates space for the most creative and courageous minds to have a seat the table. We believe that in addition to being in alignment with our value for justice and equality, building a diverse and inclusive team is required in order for us to achieve our audacious dream of creating a brighter and more just future for women everywhere. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.