Launched in 2013 by Moulaye and Kadry as a side-project to help a friend’s mother, we understood quickly that there was room for opportunity for distribution through the web for the African culture. With an outsourced MVP, we saw the first orders coming and we decided to dedicate full time to this growing project. With the coming of Luc, in 2016 we focused on Tech and Product and then launched Afrikrea, the marketplace, and Boom… a growth of 8% per week doubling our revenue every quarter and multiplying our revenue 10 times every year!
After several fundraisings, a move to Abidjan, the coming of our first team members, and a strong partnership with DHL, Afrikrea became the number 1 African eCommerce exporter.
In 2020, rich in these years of experience in direct contact with sellers and as entrepreneurs serving entrepreneurs, we understood that the challenges of the sellers were deeper than those solved by the marketplace, Afrikrea. Our sellers faced specific African issues such as the lack of visibility globally, the difficulty of shipping products worldwide from Africa, and the complexity of payments between international and local ways. To resolve these needs that exceed the perimeter of a simple marketplace, we decided to create Anka.
Anka, powered by Afrikrea, is the all-in-one solution for sellers of products « Made of Africa » (fashion, art, food, or beauty…) to sell from anywhere, ship worldwide, get paid faster on international or local African payment methods, and manage easily their businesses.
In January 2022, we raised 5,4 million euros from top-tier investors (including the founder of Alibaba) with a new purpose… Unleash the growth of African Entrepreneurship ! To help us achieve this in the next 9 months, we are developing new services (App, Content, Coaching…) in a revenue-driven way, which I why we are looking for the right people.
Specific KPIs for the Sales Team
Under the responsibility of Ola, our Head of Sales, you’ll work in a team of 2 smart and badass people. The current team is focused on our current subscriber database, we are looking for the 1st members of the team who will take the time to focus on potential subscribers who have never subscribed to ANKA or who don't even know ANKA.
The mission of the Sales team is simple: Get more qualified leads, convert them to active subscribers and enable them to increase their revenue by using our different services.
In regular contact with the Marketing & Account Managers but also our prospects, your role will be to generate 50 sales per month.
In terms of hard & soft skills (=Mandatory):
Liberty and flexibility to work from everywhere which implies asynchronous and structured communication (thanks to Basecamp) but also flexibility, autonomy, and discipline
As a small startup, there is room for opportunities at Anka! Thanks to our quarterly evaluation and monthly feedback, you’ll know easily what areas you’ll have to improve and what you succeed in. If you meet or exceed our expectations, there'll be the possibility in 6 months to evolve horizontally or vertically with a salary increase.
For example, for this position as Sales Development Representative, you could evolve horizontally as an Account Manager or Business Development Representative.
Specific for Sales Team
We're Anka. We truly embrace diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to color, religion, sex, national origin, sexuality, disability, or any other characteristic.