Start-Up Business Development Officer Jobs in Kenya

Start-Up Business Development Officer Jobs in Kenya

An emerging start-up is looking for a Business Development Officer to support the expansion of its business activities.

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated self-starter with a business mindset.

Responsibilities include working closely with the Team Leader in:-

  • Developing and diversifying business activities so that income increases and the future and growth of the organization are guaranteed
  • Developing, implementing and managing institutional structures for business activities.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Generate new business ideas through thorough market research, thinking outside the box and keeping in mind the organization’s social vision and mission.
  • Development of sound business plans, including realistic implementation plans.
  • Design and manage the implementation of business plans into full operation.
  • Assessing funding opportunities from traditional and non-traditional sources to kick-start business activities.
  • Advising on institutional and governance structures necessary for successful implementation of the overall goals
  • Business and Operations Management
  • Monitor ongoing business activities and develop solutions for existing challenges in all aspects of the business cycle.
  • Provide advice and assistance in the establishment and maintenance of business and financial records and recordkeeping systems.
  • Monitor operational activities and effectiveness of results, and prepare reports as appropriate.
  • Assist the Team Leader in all aspects of business and operations management, including finance and human resource management.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by the Team Leader.

    Job Requirements

    Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Economics, Marketing or any relevant field.
  • At least 2 years of experience
    directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to analyze economic environments and business opportunities in a systematic and detailed manner.
  • Ability to develop business plans, marketing plans, financial strategies, and business loan proposals.
  • Experience in business and operations management.
  • High level of computer skills with sound competencies in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience with and knowledge of social enterprises is an additional advantage.

    Personal Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to develop effective partnerships and work in a diverse team
  • Effective time management and organizational skills with demonstrated reliability in meeting deadlines and commitments
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Remain engaged, proactive and open to new methods and ways of thinking
  • Excellent written and spoken English
    Position is available immediately.
  • Please state salary expected.

    How to Apply

  • Interested parties to apply to:
  • To reach us not later than 7 October, 2018
  • N/B: Only short listed applicants shall be contacted.

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