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Job Title: Business Development Manager

Division: Business Development

Supervisor/Manager Title: Director – Managing Director

Department/School: SRCC

Job Purpose

To increase sales opportunities and thereby maximize revenue for the department

Responsibilities

New Business Development

  • Prospect for potential new clients and turn this into increased business.
  • Meet potential clients by growing, maintaining, and leveraging your network.
  • Identify potential clients, and the decision makers within the client organization.
  • Research and build relationships with new clients.
  • Set up meetings between client decision makers and company’s practice leaders/Principals.
  • Plan approaches and pitches.
  • Work with team to develop proposals that speaks to the client’s needs, concerns, and objectives.
  • Participate in pricing the solution/service.
  • Handle objections by clarifying, emphasizing agreements and working through differences to a positive conclusion.
  • Use a variety of styles to persuade or negotiate appropriately.
  • Client Retention
  • Present new products and services and enhance existing relationships.
  • Work with technical staff and other internal colleagues to meet customer needs.
  • Arrange and participate in internal and external client debriefs.
  • To be the liaison between SRCC and various schools and centers of the University.

Business Development Planning

  • Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback and information on market and creative trends.
  • Present to and consult with mid and senior level management on business trends with a view to developing new services, products, and distribution channels.
  • Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales.
  • Using knowledge of the market and competitors, identify and develop the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators.
  • Management and Research
  • Submit weekly progress reports and ensure data is accurate.
  • Forecast sales targets and ensure they are met by the team.
  • Effective coordination of administrative functions and operations in Business Development.
  • Ensure all team members represent the company in the best light.
  • Present business development training and mentoring to business developers and other internal staff.
  • Any other duties that may be delegated by the Managing Director.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree Business Administration/ Management/ Project Management/Marketing or as an alternative extensive experience in a Business Development role in a corporate environment.
  • At least 5 years’ experience with extensive knowledge in Business development & marketing.

Competencies and Attributes

  • Good Planning and reporting skills
  •  Good business acumen
  •  Good Financial Management skills
  •  Results Orientation
  • Good communications skills
  • Excellent negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Customer Focus
  • Relationships and working contacts
  • Internal Stakeholders: SRCC and University Staff
  • External Stakeholders: Partners and Clients

Work Environment

This role is an office based one

The deadline is Monday 30th November 2020 at 5.30pm.

The applications should be sent to srccrecruitment@strathmore.edu

Subject: Business Development Manager-SRCC

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