1 Aug 2014

Business Development Executive Job Vacancy

Our client is a Christian Religious Institution seeking to recruit pro-active and self-driven individual to fill the position of Business Development Executive

Job Purpose
The Business Development Executive (BDE) is responsible for generating leads and supporting new business revenue in corporate events and functions. The BDE will have his/her own prospect portfolio focused on specific business sectors.

He/she will be responsible for developing a sales contact plan and building strategic proposals

Key responsibilities

  • Generating sales leads by networking, referrals and cold calling as well as maintaining an active sales pipeline
  • Work with and expand current prospect database within specified business sectors to generate effective leads & exceed sales targets for the business
  • Develop a sales contact plan direct marketing.
  • Respond to incoming Requests for Information (RFIs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs) in a professional and creative manner
  • To drive sales in Corporate Events by enthusiastically promoting as a backdrop for Weddings and a wide range of corporate events.
  • Following up all enquiries to generate sales and accompanying potential clients on site visits.
  • Proactively maintain excellent working relationships with current clients in order to promote future sales.
  • Actively involved in planning, setting up and coordination of events
  • Carry out all administrative duties involved in the co-ordination of events. This will include the issue of confirmation letters, licenses for hire and planning schedules.
  • Liaison with the Finance Department for the issue of invoices. Demonstrate the importance of maintaining clear reporting systems for auditing purposes.
  • Set up and manage efficient systems of communication to ensure the smooth running of events. This will include close liaison with all departments through face-to-face meetings, briefs and the regular circulation of events notices.
  • Identify new opportunities as they arise, and an awareness of the marketing tools that may be used.
  • Create and maintain an extensive network of suppliers, in order to ensure that all clients’ needs are met as and when required.
  • To liaise with clients and contractors in order to ensure that the highest health and safety standards are established and maintained.

Minimum Requirements and Personal Attributes

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in facilities management.
  • Born Again Christian
  • Commitment to the institution’s Mission and Vision
  • Ability to interact with and influence multiple sales channels
  • Driven and motivated by results
  • Strong presenter and negotiator
  • A self-starter who can spot new opportunities
  • Demonstrate the ability to drive Weddings/Corporate business through increased sales
  • Must be able to enthusiastically promote the institution as a backdrop for a wide range of events, demonstrating a strong ability to prospective clients.
  • Must be pro-active and have the ability to prioritize and remain calm under pressure.
  • Must be flexible, practical and have excellent organisational skills.
  • Must be friendly, approachable and confident in dealing with people at all levels, both on the telephone and in person.

Salary: Kshs. 30,000 retainer and 10% commission on every sale

How to Apply:
If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you. Please send a copy of your updated resume, salary and benefits to with the JOB TITLE as the subject before close of business 8th August, 2014. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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