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A Developer’s Confession: Why I am quitting WhatsApp? 📱🙅‍♂️

A Tale of a Giant Losing a Tiny Customer

Sandoche ADITTANE
By Sandoche ADITTANE

Short Story

I have recently been contacted by WhatsApp lawyers and they asked me to shut down one of my apps called WhatsBlast (an app to send customized group messages). I tried to come up with different alternatives such as removing the “connection” with WhatsApp or even to put the app open source and remove it totally from the Apple Store and the Google Play Store. They did not accept any of my alternative solutions because the Terms & Conditions are soooooooo broad that they cover any case they don’t like 🤦‍♂️. I lost one battle, and because I never liked WhatsApp (I used it only because of social pressure), I decided to quit WhatsApp. If you want to keep in touch with me, please contact me through Telegram, Twitter, or Email.

What’s in the long story?

In this blog post I will explain and show:

  • Why I don’t like the service and the apps provided by WhatsApp
  • Why I think it’s unfair that they didn’t accept my proposed changes to comply with their Terms & Conditions
  • Why we have to be careful with giant tech corporations
  • What are the alternatives to these giants
  • How to delete your account

WhatsApp services s*ck

As a developer, I spend a lot of time on my computer; therefore I mostly use all my instant messaging from my desktop. This is the main problem WhatsApp, their desktop app. It is very very bad 😞:

  • It can only work if your phone is on and connected.
  • If your phone has a bad connection or is killing the app by lack of memory, the desktop app will not be able to get or send messages.
  • Also, each time I load the WhatsApp desktop app it takes me at least 20 seconds to load. So I better not be in a hurry.

WhatsApp also has other annoying problems:

  • Sending files are limited in size
  • When you send an image, it gets compressed
  • You need to connect it to a cloud provider such as Google Drive to save your history
  • WhatsApp belongs to Facebook, another tech giant (which leads to centralization of power)
  • By default, it downloads all the pictures and videos you receive and it can be quickly spammy and space-consuming
  • The search doesn’t let you find links
  • WhatsApp is not developer friendly

Why was I even using it?

I started to use it when I started my job in IBM to be integrated into the team chat, and be socially accepted, be part of the group, and so on. Basically because of social pressure 😶.

Rest In Peace WhatsBlast

WhatsBlast was the app I build to send personalized group messages. To give a bit of background, it is a pretty tiny app: it has been installed by 22 000 people and uninstalled by 20 000 of them.

How did it work?

It worked the following way:

  1. Create a group, let’s call this group “Friends”, made of 42 of my phone contacts.
  2. Write your message using the tags for example “Hello <Firstname>, I would like to invite you to my bye-bye party on Saturday 12th. Are you joining ?”.
  3. Once the message is written you can see a preview with all the 42 messages filled with the first name of your contacts.
  4. Then you press send and the “magic” happens, WhatsBlast would open an URL like this: https://wa.me/$PHONE?text=$MESSAGE replacing the $PHONE by the phone number of the first contact and $MESSAGEby the message with the first name of the contact. By opening this URL, WhatsApp will open the chat page of the contact with the message prefilled (if the contact is using WhatsApp of course).
  5. The user has to press send (after eventually correcting the message) and press the back button.
  6. When pressing the back button the step 4 and 5 will be repeated with the 2nd contact of the group, and then repeated again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again (42 times because there were 42 contacts in the “Friends” group) 😅.
It’s more or less like doing this 42 times on your smartphone

That’s not very magic, right?

Because this app was not very automated, I got a loooot of bad reviews on Google Play because users expect to have full bulk messaging to send messages in one click to a lot of users. They were expecting this “magic” and got disappointed.

Screenshot from WhatsBlast on Google Play

Therefore spamming was pretty hard. You would get tired very fast if you would like to send 1000 messages or even worst 1000 messages every day it would kill you, it wasn’t made for that because it required A LOT OF MANUAL EFFORT from the USER! This was nothing like automated messaging or bulk messaging.

Then why did WhatsApp lawyers ask me to remove it?

Because of confidentiality statement in their email, I am not sure I can copy-paste their email, therefore I will quote some parts of their Legal Info that they asked me to comply with.

Basically by using WhatsApp I have to comply with their Terms of Service that forbids the following:

  • “violate, misappropriate, or infringe the rights of WhatsApp”
  • “involve sending illegal or impermissible communications, such as bulk messaging, auto-messaging, auto-dialing, and the like;”
  • “non-personal use of our Services unless otherwise authorized by us”
  • “create derivative works”
  • “interfere with or disrupt the safety, security, or performance of our Services”
  • “collect the information of or about our users in any impermissible or unauthorized manner”

Also, they asked me to remove my app from the app stores and social media, to not violate WhatsApp Terms of Service again, and not to use WHATS or WHATSAPP on my app name, and not to design a similar logo.

From all these statements there was one of them I agree I was violating: “Create derivative works” my branding was green and also my name was pretty similar to theirs, WhatsBlast.

That’s why when I answered them all my proposals were including to delete the current app and recreating a new one with another name.

Among the proposal two of them were in my opinion not violating the terms and condition at all (this is exactly what I sent them):

Option 1

  • To create a new app with whatever name, let’s say “FastBlast”
  • This app will have the same flow as the current WhatsBlast BUT
  • The app will not be linked to WhatsApp
  • The user will have to fill an input with any messenger “deeplink” (for example for WhatsApp it’s this one “https://wa.me/” and for viber something like this “viber://add?number=”)
  • Deep links will not be provided, it is up to the user to find the right one and to add it
  • The word WhatsApp will be removed from description

Option 2

  • To put the source code open (without providing any APK, or IPA) on GitHub
  • To remove the WhatsApp deeplink from the source code

For your information: a deeplink is a URL that instead of opening a webpage, opens a mobile application.

The lawyers disagreed, for them it still violates the terms and conditions because they use a magic word, that I call wildcard. 🤯

The power of the wildcard in the legal world

In software, a wildcard character is a kind of placeholder represented by a single character, such as an asterisk (*), which can be interpreted as a number of literal characters or an empty string. It is often used in file searches so the full name need not be typed
– Wikipedia

Here is the wildcard I saw in their terms and conditions:

Legal And Acceptable Use. You must access and use our Services only for legal, authorized, and acceptable purposes. You will not use (or assist others in using) our Services in ways that: […] (e) involve sending illegal or impermissible communications, such as bulk messaging, auto-messaging, auto-dialing, and the like;
– Whatsapp Legal Info — https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/#terms-of-service

Basically my app was not doing any of these: “involve sending illegal or impermissible communications, such as bulk messaging, auto-messaging, auto-dialing,” but was falling into the “and the like”.

and the like;” — There is the wildcard!

I had a call with the lawyer and my brother who is used to work with lawyers, and we asked “What is the exact definition of bulk messaging” they said there is no strict definition of it 😡 and my app falls into the “and the like”.

Basically ANYTHING can fall into this category!

Here is a piece of code I just wrote. For non-coders: it is just comments, basically. Just read it!cid:frame-1A4226AC1294336C77395EF512448E5F@mhtml.blink

Technically this can go against WhatsApp Terms & Conditions because I (while writing this article) am a user of WhatsApp, therefore, I have to comply with their Terms & Conditions. So I cannot assist others to send illegal bulk messaging and the like. Depending on your interpretation, showing this piece of code could be considered as illegal, in my opinion, it’s not.

So where is the limit? Is there a way to know it without spending a ton of money in a lawyer? In this world money is king, and I don’t have enough to fight against a giant.

Rest in peace my dear WhatsBlast ⚰️

So yes, I ended up giving up 😢, and I removed the app from the stores as they asked me to do. I ended up complying to their merciless rules. I am a real respectful citizen of the world now… but at what cost 😐?

The app is just dead now, and the source sadly private.

R.I.P. WhatsBlast, I really enjoyed building you.

You can still check out its tomb:WhatsBlast Bulk MessagingSend customized messages in 4 steps: 1. Write your message 2. Select your contacts 3. Preview 4. Send each message…whatsblast.learn.uno

Any legal alternative?

I don’t know any legal alternative, maybe I can try to build something in the decentralized web, but would it be legal? I don’t know. If you are a legal expert and know any legal alternative, to share my code, or to revive WhatsBlast feel free to comment.

I will just not take any risk doing something illegal, don’t forget: I am a respectful citizen of the world after all.

Beware of the giants (GAFAM)

You probably heard of the acronym GAFAM: Google Apple Facebook Amazon Microsoft (in case you forgot WhatsApp and Instagram belong to Facebook), they are the ones I call the giants or the new gods. When people say “God bless America” they probably talk about them…Who knows.

I am not the best to talk about these giants because I use a lot of their services, I rely a lot on Google (Google Search, Gmail, Agenda, Google Maps, Google Analytics, Android with Google Services, Youtube, …) and Microsoft (Windows, Github, LinkedIn) and I can hardly manage without them because they do provide a good service.

The only thing I know now is that if I have to open a new account in some service or download new software, I will try to look for: Open Source, End to End Encryption, and Decentralized solutions.

Giving too much power to these giants by giving access to your data and just using them can lead to two major problems:

  • Censorship 🚫 —They can just decide what you need to see and what you don’t, it created the filter bubble that lead to Trump’s election and the Brexit, or it can go against progress and decentralization like Google did, or even worst forbid the access to open source code to Iranian’s users (open-source belongs to everyone, it should be a human right)!!
  • Privacy 🔒— As Edward Snowden and Pavel Durov (founder of Telegram) state, WhatsApp is supposed to be end-to-end encrypted app but it is very likely to have backdoors, and foresure governments are pushing to add them. Also, a lot of other services people use and I do too, are not encrypted which leads to privacy issues and can lead to governments to read any of your information.

These two problems are often linked to government pressure. For example, thanks to the CLOUD Act, the government can get anything from the US companies. As you can see in the below article, non-US companies are also getting pressured!What Was TON And Why It Is OverFor the last 2,5 years some of our best engineers have been working on a next-generation blockchain platform called TON…telegra.ph

And here is an inspiring quote from Pavel Durov (CEO of Telegram).

I want to conclude this post by wishing luck to all those striving for decentralization, balance and equality in the world. You are fighting the right battle. This battle may well be the most important battle of our generation. We hope that you succeed where we have failed.
– Pavel Durov

We are not doomed! 😌

Don’t worry we are not doomed. There are still some ways to escape that.

There are still other options, and more and more people conscious about those problems, here are some alternatives:

  • Using a privacy-focused service
  • Using open source
  • Using a decentralized and anonymous (or pseudonymous) technology

Here are a few links (and tools) to continue this way:

Yes I am doing it, I am closing my WhatsApp account

How to delete a WhatsApp account 📱🙅‍♂️

Here is my home-made tutorial!cid:frame-FBB2593D1D4659903A14C6F839829B0B@mhtml.blink

Should you delete your account too?

Do whatever you feel like. I had my own reasons to close my account if you have yours just do it.

Will I survive?

I will 😅.

How to get used to it?

In 2019 I built this service to create a fake app to replace a real one: Detoxify.

It’s free and open-source, and I will use it 🙌!Detoxify app Generate a fake app to replace any addictive app 📱🙅www.detoxify.app

I am still on Facebook for business purpose mainly, I guess the next step will be to get rid of it.

Disclaimer:

This article isn’t written by http://www.icastemedia.com, this article isn’t meant to promote or aim at defaming any of the above organization as mentioned in this article. However its the writer’s personal thought about the aforementioned Organization judging from his personal relationship with them. Therefore anyone who has/will come across this article has the liberty to do whatsoever and however he/she views this article is entirely a personal decision.

Thanks for reading,… Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment box, you can also share post on your favorite social platforms!

Some Whatsapp Marketing tools you should HAVE: WhatSender

What is WhatSender

WhatSender is a software designed to send bulk Whatsapp messages directly from PC in a simple and effective way. WhatSender uses Whatsapp Web technology but adds useful features to do Whatsapp Marketing and send Whatsapp messages to multiple users at the same time. Here are the reasons why you should use Whatsender 6.2 to contact all your friends/relatives or potential customers to do Whatsapp marketing at a professional level.

WhatSender Pro Crack
Whatsender screenshot

How does WhatSender Crack work?

WhatSender 6 software designed to send bulk Whatsapp messages directly from PC in a simple and effective way.

WhatSender uses Whatsapp Web technology but adds useful features to do Whatsapp Marketing and send Whatsapp messages to multiple users at the same time. Here are the reasons why you should use Whatsender to contact all your friends/relatives or potential customers to do Whatsapp marketing at a professional level:

  • Create and send customized messages (with the name of the recipient or other “variables”) directly from your PC
  • Import contacts either manually or from file (CSV or TXT)
  • Send Whatsapp messages to contacts even if they are not saved in your address book
  • Multi-Account (Multi-Channel) to automatically send messages from different whatsapp accounts
  • Automatically create multiple variations of the message to send to all contacts and avoid spam or ban
  • Ability to see the report of the campaign (from LOG section)
  • Possibility to schedule the sending and set a delay between the messages to avoid to be banned (read also this tips)
  • Grab all member of a Whatsapp group to contact them via WhatSender
  • Create and send Whatsapp messages with viral photos and videos
  • Bulk check of Whatsapp and non-Whatsapp phone numbers (numbers filter feature)

Features Of WhatSender Crack Version

  • Create and send customized messages (with the name of the recipient) directly from your PC
  • Import contacts either manually or from a file (CSV or TXT)
  • Send Whatsapp messages to contacts even if they are not saved in your address book
  • Automatically create multiple variations of the message to send to all contacts and avoid spam or ban
  • Ability to see the report of the campaign (from LOG section)
  • Possibility to schedule the sending and set a delay between the messages to avoid to be banned
  • Grab all member of a Whatsapp group to contact them via WhatSender
  • Create and send Whatsapp messages with viral photos and videos

Best WhatsApp Marketing Software 2020

  1. WhatsAppMarketing
  2. WappBlaster
  3. Allwebmart
  4. WhatsApp SMS Myntra

WhatsAppMarketing:

WhatsAppMarketing is a platform that enables you to create campaigns through WhatsApp. You can create and upload the lists of potential clients with your smartphone. These lists are stored on your user panel so that you can send bulk messages at any time. This includes broadcasting messages with text, photos, and videos.

WappBlaster:

From bulk sender WappBlaster, you can send unlimited messages to your potential clients. It lets you enhance your message by attaching a picture or a video with a caption. You can avail free Filter software, all over India database, unlimited channels for the USA, and 5 India real SIM channels with WappBlaster software.

Allwebmart:

Allwebmart facilitates you to send WhatsApp messages to convey their services or products to their customer group. It ensures 100% delivery of messages. You can create customer outreach without fearing message spam when you are using WhatsApp marketing tool from Allwebmart.

WhatsApp SMS myntra:

WhatsApp SMS myntra helps you send bulk text messages to numerous clients immediately. It provides highly developed features that let you keep track on your marketing campaigns. You can even choose to promote your business worldwide by making use of their database.

How to Register WhatSender Pro With Serial key

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Vacancy: Provost at the Federal College of Education, Abeokuta

The Federal College of Education, Abeokuta was established in 1976 as the Federal Advanced Teachers College, in addition to three other similar Colleges that were previously in existence at Okene, Pankshins and Yola. It is the first and the oldest Tertiary institution in Ogun State. The College started at the then Abeokuta Grammar School, Isale-Igbein right …

Provost

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: PhD/Fellowship
  • Experience: 15 years
  • Location: Ogun
  • Job Field: Administration / Secretarial  , Education / Teaching 

Location: Abeokuta, Ogun

Deadline: August 19, 2020

Description

  • Applications are hereby Invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for the post of the Provost of Federal College of Education, Abeokuta that would be vacant soon
  • Candidates for the post must possess demonstrable evidence of strong academic and administrative leadership, initiative and creativity in policy formulation, management of human and material resources, good human relations and other positive managerial attributes.

Duties

  • The Provost is the Chief Executive of the College and is responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of the College
  • The successful candidate would be expected to provide the required academic, administrative and professional leadership for the College in executing the broad policies laid down by the Governing Council for the achievement of the objectives for which the College was established.

Some specific duties of the Provost, among others, include being:

  • The Chief Academic, Administrative and Accounting Officer of the College;
  • The Chairman of the Academic Board that directs and oversees academic activities of the College;
  • A member of the College Governing Council in charge of providing periodic reports on the progress of the College in terms of personnel, finances, Infrastructure and ensuring that the decisions of Council are carried out promptly;
  • Responsible for ensuring meetings of Council and committees are serviced, etc;
  • Responsible for approving and authorizing all payments and expenditures of the College in accordance with the financial regulations, treasury circulars and Governing Council’s decisions under sound financial discipline and management;
  • The Provost shall foster good rapport with the relevant organs of the Federal Ministry of Education, National Commission for Colleges of Education and other professional bodies that would lead to the ultimate attainment of the status of a Centre of Excellence by the College.

Qualifications
Candidates for the post of the Provost should possess the following:

  • A Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) in a field relevant to, at least, one programme in the College with a minimum of fifteen (15) years post qualification teaching / research experience in the College of Education System; and in addition must have held a senior teaching / research as well as holding top administrative leadership position in an institution of higher learning
  • At least five (5) year experience as a Chief Lecturer in the College of Education System
  • Must not be more than fifty-nine (59) years of age at the time of taking up the appointment
  • Evidence of good track record in result-oriented researches at national and International levels, as evident in scholarly publications.
  • Evidence of professional standing and honours
  • Demonstrable evidence of proficiency in ICT (packages and capabilities)
  • Demonstrable evidence of good conduct, discipline, dedication, drive, resourcefulness and ability to command respect and loyalty of members of staff and students of the College
  • Candidate shall not foster personal, social, ethnic, political, religious and other sectional interest
  • Possession of Professional Teaching Qualification, a minimum of Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) or Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), including registration with the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) is mandatory.
  • Evidence of community services at both local and national levels
  • Candidate must be a person of vision, a goal getter, and one that can produce and execute a strategic plan for the College.

Tenure

  • The appointment is for a period of four (4) years in the first instance and subject to satisfactory performance; re-appointment for a second and final term of four (4) years.

Salary

  • The salary and fringe benefits attached to the post are as applicable to the post of a Provost in all Federal Colleges of Education in Nigeria and as may be determined from time-to-time by the Federal Government.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit twenty (20) copies of their Applications (including credentials and Curriculum Vitae) in the following order:

  • Post sought
  • Full Names (Surname underlined)
  • Marital Status, Number and Ages of Children
  • Mobile Phone Number(s) and E-mail Address(es)
  • Date and Place of Birth, Local Government Area and State of Origin
  • Current Postal Address and Permanent Home Address
  • Educational Institutions Attended with Dates
  • Academic and Professional Qualifications and Distinctions with Dates
  • Membership of Professional Associations / Bodies with valid evidence
  • Work Experience in chronological sequence
  • Present Employer-Status and Salary
  • Extra curricular activities
  • Publications in Standard APA format
  • ICT Proficiency Compliance (with valid evidence)
  • Societal linkages and contributions to local, national and international lives
  • Fund / Research Grants attracted over the years (with evidence).
  • Medical Fitness (supported by a report from a Recognized Government Hospital)
  • Names and Addresses of three (3) Referees, one of whom must be the Present Employer
  • Signature and Date

The application should be accompanied with a two-page statement of the candidate’s mission and vision for the College.

The Application should be enclosed in an envelope marked “Position Of Provost” at the top left corner, addressed and submitted to:
The Registrar and Secretary to the Governing Council,
Federal College of Education,
P.M.B 2096, Abeokuta,
Ogun State
.

Note: Candidates are also to ensure that their Referees submit confidential reports on them directly to the Registrar’s Office within the specified period.

Vacancy: Graphic Designer at TAJBank Limited| Location: Abuja

Graphic Designer

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience
  • Location: Abuja
  • Job Field: ICT / Computer  , Media / Advertising / Branding 

Seniority Level: Associate
Industry: Financial Services

Job Description

  • The ideal candidate will have strong creative skills and a portfolio of work which demonstrates their passion for illustrative design and typography.
  • This candidate will have experiences in working with numerous different design platforms such as digital and print forms.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the team to ensure consistency of designs across various media outlets
  • Create compelling and effective logos, designs, print and digital media
  • Maintain awareness of current industry and technology standards, social media, competitive landscape and market trends

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or related field
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong communication, conceptual thinking, typography skills and design skills
  • Portfolio of work

Job Functions

  • Design
  • Art/Creative
  • Writing/Editing

Deadline: Not specified

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to TAJBank Limited on www.linkedin.com to 

Vacancy: Subcontractor (Building and Civil Work) at Efficacy Construction Company

Deadline: Jul 22, 2020

Efficacy Homes Limited was incorporated as a limited liability company with RC 765581 in August 2008 to carryout professional and corporate business in Real Estate, Building Construction and Project management. It has her office at idowu taylor, Victoria Island. Lagos. Since inception, Efficacy homes limited has engaged competent professionals in developi…

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification

Experience

Location: Lagos

Job Field: Engineering / Technical Requirement

Requirement

  • Interested candidates should possess relevant qualification.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: careers@efficacyconstruction.com  

Candidates are to indicate their profession as the subject matter of the mail. For example: “Plumber” or “Builder” as the case may be

Vacancy: Logistics Coordinator at Transport Services Limited (TSL)

Logistics Coordinator

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience – 2 years
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Logistics 

Description

  • Maximizing revenue by ensuring trip targets are achieved.
  • Disbursement of loading fees and trip allowance to drivers.
  • Collating and processing Driver waybills for invoicing.
  • Compilation of daily expense reports from all depots.
  • Coordinate the inspection of truck calibration charts on a monthly basis and tracking of expiry dates.
  • Conduct pre-trip briefing for drivers and ensure journey plan is issued before dispatch of trucks from the loading plant/location.
  • Record and share a journey plan on the trip analysis sheet with stakeholders within the Operations and Journey Management Control Centre.

Requirement/ Qualification

  • Minimum of a B.Sc certification.
  • 0-2 Years Post NYSC experience.

Deadline: July 17, 2020

Interested and qualified? Go to Transport Services Limited on airtable.com to apply

Vacancy: Business Development Officer| Location: Lekki

Owens and Xley is a business consulting and advisory company. We offer strategic services in the areas of business advisory, business development and planning to small businesses that would otherwise not have access to the technical competencies available to bigger companies.

Business Development Officer

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification
  • Experience: None
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Sales / Marketing / Retail / Business Development 

Our client, a leading and award winning fashion brand is currently recruiting a suitably qualified candidate to fill the position below:

Location: Lekki

Overview

The Business Development Officer is responsible for increasing sales and profits for the company, finding new business opportunities and strategic business growth. You are responsible for analyzing customer feedback and data to determine how customers are patronizing us and then develop a strategic plan to increase new and return purchases, or discontinue underperforming offerings.

Job Description

  • Create and maintain a proactive relationship with our clients.
  • Work proactively to determine and propose our marketing needs.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner.
  • Drive brand awareness online through social media, and offline via daily door to door marketing activities.
  • Maintain the customers and seller’s database to drive email marketing initiatives.
  • Grow and meet the new names target of the company.
  • Meet the monthly sales revenue target of the company.
  • Vendor engagement and management.
  • Work with the CEO in creating an overall Marketing Strategy for the business; creating presentations as well as writing proposals and customer engagement strategies.
  • Responsible for staying informed on activities that are being performed on our accounts
  • and ensure ALL important documentation/deliverables align with overall strategy.
  • Prepare weekly reports and month-end overviews of our current activities, and monthly revenue forecasts, plus plans for future business development.
  • Organize successful pop up shops and, online and offline events to drive sales.

Skills and competencies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortable with CRM software.
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
  • Analytical skills to forecast and identify trends and challenges.
  • Familiarity with the latest trends, technologies and methodologies in small business strategy, marketing, branding etc.
  • Must be self-driven and proactive.
  • Organisational and planning skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible
  • Effective at managing change in a fast-moving and constantly evolving business.
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision.

Salary:

55,000

Commission on monthly sales revenue

Deadline: July 10, 2020

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: recruitment@owensxley.com using the position as subject of email.

Vacancy: Field Specialist at Traderofafrica.com| Location- Lagos

Field Specialist

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Sales / Marketing / Retail / Business Development 

Locations: Lagos and Cameroon
Reports To: Sourcepro Team Lead and Lead, Field Operation Specialist

Job Overview

  • The Field Specialist will primarily be responsible for monitoring and supervising products brought by suppliers (Timber/Wood) and monitor the exporting processes of such product to buyer’s destination
  • Also acquisition / sourcing for potential new buyer and new suppliers.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Travel to product locations.
  • Plan and coordinate the shipping activities.
  • Strategise and execute sourcing from various African countries.
  • Know your product (Timber/Wood/Charcoal/ Agro commodities).
  • Source for new suppliers.
  • Source for new Buyers.
  • Provide week activities report.
  • Inspect product in the forest, park or warehouse.
  • Send photos and videos of product.
  • Supervise movement.

Requirements

  • Relevant academic qualification – minimum of a B.Sc is required.
  • Must be tech savvy and ready to learn.
  • Must have an international passport and ready to travel.
  • Previous experience in a related field is an advantage.
  • Must be willing to be away from home for a period of time.
  • Must have good computing skills.
  • Must be fluent in verbal and written English.
  • And any other language is an advantage (French)
  • Must be a bit rugged and sharp
  • Hardworking, Focused and dedicated.
  • Strong and energetic.

Deadline: July 15, 2020

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: joy@tradersofafrica.com  , parkinson@tradersofafrica.com  using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Vacancy: Business Development Executive (Furniture Factory) at Don Quester Consulting| Location- Lagos

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Sales / Marketing / Retail / Business Development 

Job Code: BDEF-002
Location: Lekki, Lagos

Job Responsibilities

  • Ability to research and identify new sales leads and market opportunities.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver pitches to potential products and oversee the sales process to attract new clients.
  • Ability to create, monitor and analyze marketing data, sales interventions/strategy, and achieve sales activity goals such as locating, developing, negotiating and closing business to meet sales target.
  • Ability to build and maintain key customer relationships with clients and address their needs effectively
  • Ability to define long-term organizational goals and work with team members to identify and manage risks.
  • Ability to improve the organization’s market position, achieve financial growth and maintain extensive knowledge of current market conditions.

Qualifications

  • B.Sc/HND in marketing or communications related field with certification in sales/marketing.
  • Minimum of 5 years proven post qualification/experience as a business developer in the manufacturing sector.

Deadline: July 14, 2020

Method of Application

Note: Only shortlisted candidates would be contacted and scheduled for interview.Interested and qualified? Go to Don Quester Consulting on donquester.com to apply

Vacancy: Sales Representative – Ascentech| Location: Ogun

Sales Representative

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 1 – 2 years
  • Location: Ogun
  • Job Field: Sales / Marketing / Retail / Business Development 

Deadline: July 31


Location: Ota, Ogun

Responsibilities

  • Create customer database by sourcing for customers
  • Meet daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly sales quotas
  • Prepare and submit weekly sales reports to management
  • Assist other team members with transactions when necessary

Requirements

  • HND / B.Sc Degree in Marketing or any other related field
  • 1-2 years of experience sales experience in an FMCG food-based company
  • Experience working with sales volumes
  • Go getter, Personable, team player with good relationships skills.
  • Must be computer literate with a practical and working knowledge of Microsoft office.
  • Willingness to work from alternate store locations when needed
  • Should have a working knowledge of Lagos and its environs and Ogun State.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: cv@ascentech.com.ng  using the position as subject of the email.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.