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19 Apr 2014

Business Development Manager – Fresh Probe Kenya Job

Summary: 
Industrial Promotion Services (IPS) is an affiliate of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (http://www.akdn.org/akfed). We are dedicated to promoting private sector entrepreneurship and building economically sound enterprises in the developing world.

We invest in projects within East Africa across a wide range of sectors, including: Food and Agro Processing, Printing and Packaging, Textiles, Leather processing, Pharmaceuticals, Power and Telecommunications.

The purpose of the role is to drive growth and oversee the development and maintenance of effective key stakeholder relationships.

He/she will also ensure business growth through directing and managing business development activities to ensure these are delivered in accordance with the organizational strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct opportunity assessment for identified opportunities in the fresh produce market and develop recommendation on pursuit or cancellation based on financial attractiveness, risk and fit of customer requirements
  • Develop the fresh produce markets for new and existing customers.
  • Responsible for providing business direction into product developments including liaisons with production department to ensure that customer requirements are met with regards to packaging, specifications and delivery schedules.
  • Collect customer feedback after opportunity and conduct internal Post-Opportunity Review
  • Continuously review business potential and identify potential business opportunities
  • Develop in-depth market understanding and use this knowledge to support new product development
  • Develop and manage the full supply chain including logistics
  • Provide leadership to the fresh produce supply chain department so as to deliver the required products
  • Identify critical investment needs required to grow the business.
  • Responsible for optimal use of all resources as well as deliver results as per agreed budgets.
  • Overall management of the Pack house and Operational Issues arising
Education and Qualifications
  • A graduate from a recognized university preferably with a bias in Agricultural business management
  • Knowledge and experience in fresh produce operations and marketing is a key ,must possess a clear understanding of the dynamics of the Fresh Produce Market (both domestic & export)
  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in a similar role at a senior management level
  • Highly developed team working, communication and interpersonal skills
How to apply: 
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Monday 28th April 2014

Adept Systems
MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
Email: recruit@adeptsystems.co.ke
Web: www.adeptsys.biz

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications. Visit our website for more vacancies.

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