Business Development Officer Jobs in Kenya

Business Development Officer Jobs in Kenya

Our client is a leading player in the African Entrepreneurship growth space and aims to create access to skills, markets and finance for African Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to drive job creation and enterprise development.

To achieve their mission, they provide a technology-supported platform called the African Partner Pool (APP) which provides direct linkage between large multinational companies in Kenya and SMEs to transact business together.

Through the APP:

  • Tenders and procurement bids are advertised and fully-managed.
  • SMEs can discover and laterally do business with each other.
  • Capacity building to SMEs through training, financial services and online events through its partners.
  • They have branches in Ghana, Senegal and Kenya and has ambitions to grow further in Africa.
  • As part of rapid brand growth strategy, they intend to hire energetic, focused and results driven professionals for a short term engagement.

    Business Development Officer

    The role

  • IIA-Kenya seeks to hire an ambitious Business Development Officer (BDO) to join a vibrant and dynamic team that oversees the marketing of the APP platform.
  • The BDO will have the unique opportunity to work towards executing the marketing strategy of the APP, get exposed to a higher level of responsibilities and taking ownership of assignment.

  • Reporting to the African Partner Pool Manager the BDO will, Assist with outreach and business development duties as assigned, which will include:
  • Researching and identifying potential new sales leads.
  • Reaching out to clients (suppliers and buyers) to develop new opportunities and maintain fruitful relationships.
  • Contacting potential clients via email or phone to establish rapport and set up meetings
    Pitching IIA’s services to existing and potential clients.
  • Maintaining fruitful relationships with existing clients.
  • Respond to user requests for service
  • Identify, report APP platform issues to the platform
    manager, monitor and test the resolutions
  • Consult with APP Members (suppliers and buyers), perform research and evaluate solutions to assist in improvement of APP’s performance
  • Provide backup, basic technical support roles in the office.

    Skills and Qualifications
  • At least one year experience in a high paced sales and marketing environment;
  • Excellent SME market exposure with a ready to reach database for marketing purposes;
  • Graduate in Bachelor of Commerce or Computer Science, Information Systems Managements, or related business fields;
  • Proactive, energetic and self-driven;
  • Excellent presentation skills; both verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills;
  • High degree of discretion and a trustworthiness;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Contract Period: This position is for a period of 7 months starting from date of appointment with the possibility of extension.

    How to Apply;
  • If you are looking for an exciting and fulfilling move and meet the above requirements, email us your updated CV, quoting the job title in the email subject line to
  • The deadline for applications is Friday 5th April 2019.
  • Both positions carry an initial 7-month contract with an attractive remuneration and performance based commission.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Kindly indicate your current and expected salary in your application or CV.
  • Do Not Attach Certificates and Testimonials.
  • Our client is an equal opportunity employer.

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