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Ola Tokosi

Nickname: 'Olla'

Technical Sales & Marketing Manager at Powermode

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Lagos Nigeria

Focused, self-motivated, relentless, persistent and assertive personality. Extremely good communication and relationship management, manufacturing and project management skills.

Natural born hunter, reliable, essentially customer, service and quality-centric. Excellent organizational, analytical, planning and field execution skills as well as one who pays strong attention to detail and needs very minimal supervision.

Excellent and efficient coaching and training skills who is extremely dependable,hardworking and customer centric with a high appetite for new business development, sales and marketing management, customer services, field operations, account, people and relationship management.

Operates in Petrochemical, Technology, Telecommunications, FMCG and specialized engineering and manufacturing fields.

Contact details

M: 0827117201

Web presence

Business Address

Sunninghill, Sandton, South Africa

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Electro-Mining Fair

in Proudly SA "Buy Local" Summit

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Technical Sales & Marketing Manager | Sales & Marketing | Powermode
Johannesburg, South Africa | November 2014 - present

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Sales & Marketing Management
New Business Development
Key Accounts & Relationship Management
Relationship & Territory Management

Previous Position(s)

Sales & Marketing Manager | Sales & Marketing | Polar Air
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2012 - July 2014

Manufacturing and Industrial

- Design and Manufacturing internationally acclaimed German + SA standard air dryers, dehydrators.

- Sales and distribution of DURR range of compressors.

- Cable pressurization and remote monitoring equipment

Channel Manager - Sales & Service | WorldsView Technologies
2011 - 2011

ICT and Telecommunications

Lead the channel programs’ development for prospected clients. Make sure that all accounts are profitably serviced in order for the company to achieve sales and revenue goals.

Handle all aspects of account profiles, which includes performance history as well as customer forecasts.

Develop and maintain good working relationships with assigned accounts and becoming the company’s main contact person wit resellers.

Facilitate all transactions and communications with retailers and resellers.

Prepare and deliver customer presentations, pricing and promotional proposals, and other business endeavors.

Improve client utilization and product/service adoption rates through new business opportunities.

Ensure that all services are executed for the client such as testing, implementation, training, and ongoing support.

Monitor competitor’s activity within the channel market. Create strategic plans to boost the company’s market share.

Lead the sales and marketing process and conduct post program ROI analysis.

Sales Account Manager | ZAKspeed Electronics
2010 - 2011

ICT and Telecommunications

Sales Responsibilities:
- Maintain and service existing customer base
- Develop and grow new customer base so as to attain annual sales budget and forecasts
- Prepare, organize, give presentations using appropriate tools and techniques (oral & verbal)
- Promotion and selling of Company's products to existing customers
- Obtain new business in line with the company's policy
- Generate and develop sales leads through active cold calling,consultants and specifiers
- Maintain up to date information concerning technology of our industry
- Keep up with all developments which in turn effect our product range
- Prepare costings and Quotations
- Ensure the correct and active execution of orders through liaison with Supply/logistics
- Liaise with customers on payments,queries and complaints
- Budgets, Calling plans & programmes
Sales, Relationship management Tasks:
- Attend weekly, monthly and annual meetings
- Develop new sales leads / customers / markets
- Call on all existing customers and/or new sales leads
- Put together professional and formal proposals
- Compile weekly call sheet and e-mail to relevant manager
- Develop and suggest new product and upgrading of existing products

Operation Responsibilities:
- Ensure that customer satisfaction levels met
- Ensure safety & logistics standards adhered to
- Follow company procedure regarding prioritizing, account and service lead times.
- Follow company procedure regarding specific instructions to installation and company staff
Operation Tasks:
• Liaise with customers as to timing of deliveries as well as product quality.
• Do regular site visits to ensure all quality standards are being adhered to
• The sales representative must sign off all quotes and orders with customer

Service Supervisor (Interactive Technologies) | Customer Services | MultiChoice South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2007 - 2009

ICT and Telecommunications

Coaching, Mentoring, Training, disciplinary process, technical, billing query resolution.

Project management, administration, Customer services, operations and administration

Operations / Account Manager - Nigeria | Operations | Premium Ideas Ltd
Cape Town, South Africa | 2005 - 2006

ICT and Telecommunications

Project management of commercial & residential premises in Lagos - Nigeria

Operations, relationship management with service providers, directors, SA staff and local staff

Manage logistics, customer services and training processes of local staff members

Account management, administration, Recruitment, selection and administration

Area Channel Executive | Cell C
2003 - 2005

ICT and Telecommunications

 Develop, sustain & maintain relationships with store management
 Technical & advanced data query resolution and escalation. Customer service process implementation
 Motivate sales consultants to sell Cell C products & services over other networks
 Monitor stock availability & report on shortages. Branding & POS merchandising standards maintained.
 Confirm product knowledge, motivate & evaluate sales consultants’ training needs.
 Monitor & report on competitor market activities, price specials & product range
 Increase sales to meet & exceed sales targets.
 Identify site, motivate and assist potential CST dealers to secure infrastructure from HQ.
 Systematically visit retail stores to ensure effective sales plan execution. Adapt plan to current market conditions.
 Compile, submit and evaluate weekly and monthly reports (sales, call plans, stocks, competition)
 Perform any other related and delegated duties from regional Team leader (RTL)

CSC Service Supervisor - Maintenance | Customer Services | Engen Petroleum
Cape Town, South Africa | 1999 - 2003

Mining, Energy and Natural Resources

Manage 15 consultants in the maintenance / service cluster in the CSC

Sales Representative | DN Meyer (Nigeria) Ltd
1990 - 1994

ICT and Telecommunications

 Sales of general goods (Kano & Northern regions)
 Query resolution, order processing, logistics and relevant escalations
 Increase sales & marketing of Hagemeyer products over competition
 General administration

Educational history


University of Witswatersrand - Graduate School of Business

Johannesburg, South Africa | January 2016 - present

MM: Public + Development Management - Policy formulation + Implementation, Research, Development management

Energy + Power management

SAP Academy - South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa | July 2014 - August 2014

SAP CRM Certification - SAP CRM

SAP CRM Certification

Institute of Marketing Management - IMM

Johannesburg, South Africa | 2011 - 2014

B.Phil(Honors) - Marketing Management

University of Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa | 2002 - 2002

Associate In Management - AIM - Statistics, Financial Management Accounting, Marketing, Economics

Post Graduate

University of the Western Cape/Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland

Cape Town, South Africa | 1996 - 1999

B.Com - Industrial Psychology

Bristow College

Nigeria | 1987 - 1988

WASC/HSC - English Language; Mathematics; Geography; Economics; Physics; Chemistry; Biology

Federal Government College - Kaduna

1980 - 1985

WASC/HSC - Science



World Of Golf

Member, March 2012 - present

Black Management Forum - BMF

Member, January 2013 - present

Institute of Marketing Management

Registered Marketer, January 2015 - present

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