19 Aug 2014

Business Development Manager Job Vacancy

Our client is a reputable multi-national company focused on creating long term solutions to pressing infrastructure, power generation and telecommunication needs in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Our client would like to fill the position of a Business Development Manager.

Job Purpose / Summary: 
The position holder will develop and maintain marketing strategies to meet organizational objectives conduct market research and ensure overall growth and expansion of the Company’s products and services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Building market position by locating, developing, defining, negotiating and closing business relationships within the Corporate and Public sector.
  • Identify, define and investigate new products/opportunities with a view of proposing complete feasibility to the board for possible investment/implementation.
  • Identify suitable products and services that can be introduced to meet the needs of the clients.
  • Develop and implement strategies, objectives and budgets to exploit business opportunities.
  • Take new products and services through a development process.
  • Perform periodic product performance review.
  • Make recommendations on research that should be undertaken to enhance product performance and competitiveness.
  • Proactively seek information on best practice in other markets to help with in developing a competitive world class product portfolio.
  • Identify opportunities for product review and improvement that will enhance performance.
  • Working closely with marketing and training teams to identify needs and develops products that respond to all the client’s needs.
  • Locating and proposing potential business deals by contacting potential partners, discovering and exploring opportunities within the public and private sectors.
  • Close business deals by coordinating requirements, developing and negotiating agreements while integrating business requirements with business operations.
  • Manage client’s services to achieve and maintain high customer service standards.
  • Work with various institutions and related associations to ensure growth in the business portfolio.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Business or marketing related degree from a recognized university.
  • A Master’s degree in Business Administration or related field will be an advantage.
  • At least 5-7 years ‘of progressive work experience in Business development, Sales & Marketing as a senior manager.
  • Experience in FMCG and Agro business preferred.
  • Commercial acumen and awareness is essential.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining business growth.
  • Experience in market research, product launches and branding.

Required skills and key competencies

  • Strong people leadership skills to develop and drive performance teams.
  • Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Result oriented.
  • Capable of taking innovative thinking.
  • Strong negotiation skills and is able to close deals.

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 forward a copy of your updated resume, current salary and benefits package indicating the Job Title as the email subject to before close of business 22nd August 2014.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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