Business Development and Sales Manager

Job Summary

We are looking for a Business Development and Sales Manager to oversee all aspects of our business development and sales practices and processes. To us, a Business Development and Sales Manager works to develop business relationships and strategic partnerships for the company focusing on facilitating business growth, opportunities and revenue.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Who we are:

We are an integrated agriculture startup company working with smallholder farmers to increase

their productivity and income by providing them with high quality inputs, training and access to the market. Also digitising the value chain to sustainably contribute to improving livelihoods. In addition, managing one of the largest maize farms in Ghana.


The Executive will also be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to enhance and maintain the corporate image and a positive business brand at all times, which involves the creation of strategic business development plans for identified opportunities in line with the corporate strategic plan.


Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Serve as the Head of the Business Development and Sales Department of the Company helping to drive marketing and sales with agreed targets.

  • Create strategic business development plans for identified opportunities in line with the corporate strategic plan.

  • Conduct market research and acquire market intelligence to identify new opportunities with Premium Buyers. 

  • Develop and execute sustainable customer retention strategies and ensure highly effective and efficient customer service delivery at all times.

  • Forge strategic partnerships with associations and organisations working (both directly and indirectly) with smallholder farmers to scale up agreed corporate targets.

  • Acquire strategic suppliers with input providers that would help in decreasing the costs of inputs and operations.

  • Forge relationships with Governments and Agencies that would facilitate business (i.e. MOFA, customs, etc)

  • Develop and implement strategies to enhance and maintain the corporate image and a positive brand at all times.

  • Liaise between the Company and the media in carrying out activities to the media for business advantage.



Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years working experience as Business Development  and  Sales Manager or other Business Development  Executive

  • Share a startup company mindset, self-starter and very comfortable with getting things up and running from scratch.

  • Indispensable Interpersonal & Communication Abilities.    

  • Excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills

  • Business Knowledge and Intelligence, and results driven

  • Ability to challenge and inspire Growth. 

  • Computer Literacy in Customer-Relationship Management (CRM) software.

  • Project Management Capabilities.

  • Ability to build strategy along with leadership skills

  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company

  • Must be able to multitask and work well under pressure with little or no supervision.

  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities.


Preferred

  • Experience in the agricultural & food industry will be an added advantage

  • A minimum of  Bachelors’ degree in any related field


How to apply


Kindly go to https://bit.ly/37EN0JC to complete an application form and attach your resume.


Closing date for applications: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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