Power / Steel / Energy

Commercial Operations Manager at Lumos Nigeria

Lumos offers clean and affordable solar power to a market of 1.3 billion potential customers who live off the electricity grid.Lumos enables people to replace hazardous and expensive kerosene generators and lanterns with modern solar electricity that can power lights, cellphones, fans, computers, TVs and other small electronic devices (all at once, every day). By offering Solar Power as a Service, Lumos offers homes and small businesses a simple and affordable way to pay for electricity in small instalments using their mobile phones

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Commercial Operations Manager

Location: Lagos

Job Purpose

  • The Commercial Operations Manager shall work closely with the DMD Commercial and other functional heads to develop plans that match with business targets.
  • Develop work plans, processes, procedures and management of in-country administrative initiatives with the main aim of supporting achievement of set business expectations.
  • A strategic thinker and self-starter are must capabilities to succeed in this role

Key Accountabilities
Strategic Support:

  • Coordinate and support the development and execution of commercial plans

Commercial Operations:

  • Analysis, initiatives, tracking business results, performing cost-benefit analyses and monitoring commercial KPIs
  • Act as a link between the commercial division and other divisions of the organization

Promote Company core values:

  • Keep an eye on regional trends to offer expertise to your team whenever necessary, you will champion company key values.

Quality Assurance:

  • Assist in control of processes for field evaluations, audits, and trainings of officers

Educational Qualifications & Functional / Technical Skills

  • Graduate degree in relevant field
  • Minimum of 10 years work experience
  • Process development experience/capabilities
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% of your time
  • Use of Microsoft office
  • Analytical and proactive behaviour
  • Previous experience as a Business Operations Manager or in a similar role
  • Experience in data analytics
  • Sales and Marketing experience


Relevant Experience/Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure all systems operate smoothly and align with our quality standards
  • Build processes that meet our business objectives and ensure compliance
  • Maximize the efficiency of all commercial procedures and align with overall business procedures
  • Establish commercial KPIs and conduct reviews
  • Monitor daily operations and address potential issues when they arise

Sales Commissions:

  • Coordinate sales commissions review across channels (interdependent and complementary commission areas)
  • Weekly calculation, validation and administration of sales commissions across channels


  • Coordinate centralized national territory planning, business review and recruitment plans
  • Coordinate with the HR department to ensure our hiring plans meet our business needs
  • Budgeting, Budget Management and Sales forecasting

Business Intelligence:

  • Manage In-country data dashboards (suggest improvements and linkages on channel consolidation)
  • Coordinate and support data analytics on overall sales activities and processes (inter-phase and linkages across channels)
  • Monitor financial data and recommend solutions that will improve profitability
  • Provide insights on company and competition trend analysis

Inventory Management:

  • Stock monitoring to determine minimum reorder level
  • Stock movement and Stock depletion management


  • Coordinate multi-channel administrative support across zones, including supervising zonal administrators and ensure they are connected to the commercial analyst
  • Consider the needs of external and internal stakeholders and incorporate them into new strategic plans
  • Conduct regular stakeholder meeting and manage commercial projects


  • Organize training sessions for the commercial division
  • Coaching and supervision of Commercial Analysts

Skills and Competencies
Action Oriented:

  • Is a problem solver and is hardworking
  • Demonstrates energy and drive for things seen as challenging

Work Ethic:

  • Has a track record of working hard physically, mentally and emotionally

Language skills:

  • Fluent in English and other local Languages

Deadline: 4th May 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

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