The primary role of the Regional Business Development Manager is to prospect for new customers through strategic marketing plans. S/he is responsible for managing and growing existing business relationships. S/he must plan persuasive approaches that will convince customers to purchase the product/ increase sales.
The candidate should:
Have strong Brand Management knowledge and experience;
Experience creating, costing and implementing sales / marketing / advertising plans
Excellent Business Development and Relationship Management skills
Strong Negotiation and Presentation skills
Ability to work to targets / goals / deadlines
They should be outgoing, friendly and exceptional at building rapport.
Previous travel experience or evidence of ability to travel to the western economies/world / economies is an added advantage
The Business Development Manager will
Oversee all functions of Sales, Marketing & Brand management for the product;
Prospect for potential new customers and turns this into increased business
Develop Strategic Marketing plans and awareness for the product
Work as a trainer and deliver training programs
Forecast sales targets and ensure they are met by the sales team
Identify opportunities for campaigns, products and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales
Good I.T. Skills; especially Power point and Excel
A first degree is essential, preferable in a marketing related course.
Masters is an added advantage
Minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in Marketing or Brand management