Sales Representative

  • Lieu de travail Dakar, Sénégal
  • Date d'expiration 04 Juillet
  • Secteur d'activité | Distribution, Commerce
  • Nombre de postes 01

Our mission

We're making Africa the first cashless continent.

In 2017, over half the population in Sub-Saharan Africa had no bank account. That's for good reason—the fees are too high, the closest branch can be miles away, and nobody takes cards. Without access to financial institutions, people are forced to keep their savings under the mattress. Small business owners rely on lenders who charge extortionate rates. Parents spend hours waiting in line to pay school fees in cash.

We're solving this by building financial services that just work: no account fees, instantly available, and accepted everywhere. In places where electricity, water and roads don't always work, you can still send money with Wave. In November 2017, we launched a mobile app in Senegal for cash deposit, withdrawal, and peer-to-peer and business payments. In 2019, we expanded to Cote d'Ivoire. Now, we have millions of users and are growing fast. Our goal is to make Africa the first cashless continent. And that's where you come in....

How you'll help us achieve it

We are looking for a Sales Representative specializing in Merchant Payments who is passionate about Wave's mission and is a dynamic and innovative thinker ready ready to go the extra mile to get things done. You will be responsible for selling the "PAYEZ AVEC WAVE" merchant payment service to structured merchants as we rapidly expand our business in Senegal.

As a Merchant Sales Representative, you will be part of the Corporate team that is responsible for prospecting and acquiring new business customers. You will also help create revenue-generating commercial products that our customers will appreciate in order to increase our non-P2P revenue.

In this role, you'll;

  • Sourcing business partnerships for Wave's business products
  • Participating in the elaboration of the sales strategy
  • Figuring out how we grow our business customer base day after day
  • Building relationships to enable Wave to grow and operate effectively in Senegal
  • Providing feedback from daily activities
  • Support the merchant strategy in specific locations within Senegal
  • Prospecting and acquiring new merchants at targeted locations

Key details

  • Location: You'll work from our office in Senegal and may travel to field locations
  • Work authorization in Senegal
  • Our salaries are competitive and calculated using a transparent formula. We run performance reviews twice a year and award bonuses to strong performers who have been with the company for more than 6 months
  • We pay 100% of your health care insurance premium cost for yourself and your dependents
  • We support working parents - we offer generous parental leave policies (26 weeks for mothers and 4 weeks for fathers) and subsidized childcare when you return to work
  • We help you live your fullest life now! We subsidize gym memberships, fitness classes, and workout equipment
  • Airtime reimbursement
  • Free food and a beautiful office space


  • 2+ years of experience conducting field-related merchant activities, including acquiring and onboarding merchants
  • Fluent in French and Wolof
  • Strong oral and written skills
  • Proficiency with computer & android phones
  • Proficiency in English strongly preferred but not required
  • Having a strong network or pipeline of potential merchants will be an added advantage

You might be a good fit if you

  • Demonstrate tenacity and a willingness to go the distance to get something done
  • Are comfortable defaulting to over-communication and overreaching when it comes to coordination
  • Are excessively detail oriented and seek to achieve excellence in everything you do
  • Are client-oriented and have strong interpersonal skills
  • Are a diplomatic speaker
  • Have team work spirit

Our team

  • We have a rapidly growing in-country team in Senegal, Côte D'Ivoire, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Uganda, plus remote team members spread across the world. We're deeply passionate about our mission of bringing radically affordable financial services to the people who need them most.
  • We foster autonomy for our employees. You'll own your own projects at every stage, from understanding the problem to monitoring your solution in production.
  • We’re backed by world-class investors including Founders Fund, Sequoia Heritage, Stripe, Ribbit Capital, Y Combinator and Partech Africa.

How to apply

Fill out the form below, and upload a resume in English.

Optional: Please feel free to add a cover letter or note if there is anything additional that you would like to share about your interest in Wave/the role or your experience. We review applications on a rolling basis.

Wave is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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